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EF 28-105mm USM f/3.5-4.5 Lens


Canon

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The EF 28-105mm USM f/3.5-4.5 Lens

Features:

  • Focus Drive: Ultrasonic
  • Groups/Elements: 11/16
  • Angle of View: 75-23
  • Minimum Focus: 1.6 ft. (0.5m)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22-29
  • Filter (diameter): 58mm
  • Length: 2 3/16 (72mm)
  • Weight: 13.1 oz.
  • Comes with lens cap, rear lens cap
  • Includes Canon 1 year USA warranty


2 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4 out of 5

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Donna R. Moratelli
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
The 28-105 isn't a bad little lens considering it's range and low price. I find it to be surprisingly quite sharp when used to selectively focus. The background blur is beautiful at the focal length of 90-105mm and the contrast isn't bad either.

Please view detailed images that were shot with this lens in various ways at different stops on my website at:-

Donna Rae
DonnaraePhotography.com


1. RAINY DAYS GALLERY: See Image entitled RAINDROPS.
Please click the thumbnail to check sharpness and also read the very detailed description of how this image was shot.

2 ANIMALS GALLERY: See Image called NICE DUCKY and also click to see details and read discription under the image.

3. PEOPLE GALLERY: FIREFIGHTERS. This image was made for newspaper coverage using the 28-105. I found the lens to be suitable for use in this situation.

4.Also in the PEOPLE GALLERY; Image entitled: CAUGHT & also I WANNA GO HOME.

Other images on my website were also shot with this lens. Browse the galleries and enlarge images to read detailed discriptions and see what lens was used to make each image.

6/12/2003 9:54:08 AM
 
Robert Davis

member since: 11/9/2001
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I bought this lens to replace the EF 28-80mm USM V that came with my Elan II. This lens is superior in every respect.

* It has a REAL USM. Although the 28-80mm had a micro-USM, the ring-type USM found on this lens eclipses the other. It allows for full-time manual focusing, and the inner/rear focusing is fast and silent. Another added bonus is that the front lens element does not rotate like on the 28-80mm so you can use a polarizing filter easier.

* Better range. The 28-80mm was a wide-angle to medium telephoto. You had to get pretty close to your subject to get a nice portrait with the lens set at 80mm. The 28-105mm allows you to be at a more comfortable distance from your subject. It also allows you to utilize more of either the EX and EZ series flashes that zoom (my lens goes well with my 420EX).

* Better optics! The 28-80mm was a fine lens to learn with, but thats about it. The images it produced were so poor (even stopped down) that it almost makes you wonder what you're doing wrong! The 28-105mm blows its rival away. Although the performance isn't bad wide-open (aka using the max. apeture), when you stop down to f/8 or f/16, the results will really impress you. The colors are vibrant and the subject will look alomst 3D.

Bottom line: although there are, of course, the L-series lenses, this is the best consumer zoom Canon makes (only the 28-135mm USM IS would beat it, because of its Image Stabilizing technology).

 

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