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Old 24-05-2012, 20:45   #1 (permalink)
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Hi have just been offered one of the above for silly money whats the opinion of this lens for my 600d please

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Old 24-05-2012, 23:25   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Canon EF 28 mm - 135 mm

If its silly money just get it if it covers a range you would find useful. I had one of these at one point and it was capable of pretty good results and with good technique some cracking results. It is a little tight on the wide end when used on your crop sensor 600d (roughly equivalent to 50mm at the wide end) but if you can live with that it is a good enough walkabout lens. If it feels kinda loose and rattley don't panic it's just how these lenses are normally and works fine.
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Re: Canon EF 28 mm - 135 mm

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Gazamonks answer is as good as it gets, I have this lens and rotate it in with my other lenses as this is my style. I have one lens I leave on the extra camera and thats my long zoom,,,,oh long zoom if it was only easy to get I would get a longer one. I found this lens a little soft, most likely from bad technique.
That means not slowing down when walking or bending backwards, just not braceing my self, other wise it did get some sharp pictures. I think compared to your other lenes this would be at the bottom of the list for use. It's your call, if it's for cheap there might be something wrong with it, take a few pictures before you buy.
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Old 25-05-2012, 13:18   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Canon EF 28 mm - 135 mm

I thought that in your other thread that you had returned this very lens after reading reviews and presumably trying it out.

I'd suggest that your 17-85, whilst lacking the reach of the 28-135 will in every other circumstance be a better all-round lens and something like a 70-300 would be a better investment to give you a longer reach if that is what you want. The excellent Sigma 70-300 APO is only 155 at Wex at the moment.
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Old 25-05-2012, 14:08   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Canon EF 28 mm - 135 mm

Dabhand is right, I just read the other post and looked at Bigolbears camera bag ( maybe should have done that first before posting ) and in retrospect I can see no reason for buying this lens at all. You had already ordered the 17-85 and currently have the sigma 18-200 OS. I can't see what this lens could add unless the silly money you suggest is REALLY silly money. Sell the sigma if you hate it so much and use the money to buy a telezoom.
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Re: Canon EF 28 mm - 135 mm

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and currently have the sigma 18-200 OS.
No he has not. He said in the other thread that he has sold it.

I think that the 17-85 is a far superior all-round lens due to its wider capabilities and that 135 is not really long enough from the 17-85 and lacks any wide angle capability to make it worthwhile.
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Old 25-05-2012, 14:57   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Canon EF 28 mm - 135 mm

Oh right, now I'm confused, might have been better keeping all this in the one thread , lol. I agree completely that he 17-85 is the better lens. I previously owned both at one point or another.
So to summarise. Bigolbear you have sold the 18-200 and bought the 17-85 ? If so then I go back to dabhands original post, spend any spare cash on a telezoom and forget the 28-135. Sheesh !!!
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Re: Canon EF 28 mm - 135 mm

Please pass me a pint so we can get this bear party going,,,,,,,My EFs 17-85mm never comes off my 72nm infrared camera. I love it the more I use it.
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Re: Canon EF 28 mm - 135 mm

Hi sorry for the confusion. I have indeed sold the sigma 18-200 . I have a NEW 17-85 which i haven't used yet, i was offered the 28-135 for 120 its hardly been used

thanks Dabhand I'll leave it alone .
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Hi sorry for the confusion. I have indeed sold the sigma 18-200 . I have a NEW 17-85 which i haven't used yet, i was offered the 28-135 for 120 its hardly been used

thanks Dabhand I'll leave it alone .
Good price, but unless there is a use for this lens - just like any other bargain - not worth it (in my view). It is only 35 less than the 70-300 that I think would be a lot more useful combined with the 17-85. Maybe the person selling it has found it to be less usable than he or she thought.
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[QUOTE=Dabhand16;352969]Good price, but unless there is a use for this lens - just like any other bargain - not worth it (in my view). It is only 35 less than the 70-300 that I think would be a lot more useful combined with the 17-85. Maybe the person selling it has found it to be less usable than he or she thought.[/QUOTE

you could be right !! I'm going to play with what I have until I get to know it and then look at a lens with more reach , thanks Dabhand .
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you could be right !! I'm going to play with what I have until I get to know it and then look at a lens with more reach , thanks Dabhand .
That is a really good strategy. After you have used this lens for a while you will see what focal lengths you use most - I'll bet on the wider end - but if you find you are constantly wishing that you had more reach you will know that a telephoto lens will not be wasted.
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Re: Canon EF 28 mm - 135 mm

Hi guys . Got my new lens . Aster some consideration I got the canon ef-s 15-85mm seems its the newer version . So time will tell thanks for putting up with my persistent questions .
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Let us see some pictures then!
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Hi sorry for the confusion. I have indeed sold the sigma 18-200 . I have a NEW 17-85 which i haven't used yet, i was offered the 28-135 for 120 its hardly been used thanks Dabhand I'll leave it alone .
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Hi guys . Got my new lens . Aster some consideration I got the canon ef-s 15-85mm seems its the newer version . So time will tell thanks for putting up with my persistent questions .
Are you deliberately trying to confuse us ..... lol.
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not half as confused as I got had time to take a hand full of shots when I got home tonight , not so good I'm but posted so you don't think i'm totally full of it . see forum .
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Re: Canon EF 28 mm - 135 mm

One point of interest on the 17-85mm is that it is marked for macro. On a lens that isn't a real macro this means that you have the ability to move closer to your subject to focus. I am always frustrated when I can't get closer then 6 to 8 feet from where I would like to have a focus point. Exsample on this lens you can use it on 17mm and move close to the side of a building of windows, set focus and move that point to the near side of your view and have a very close focus coming into the picture from the side. This is always useful for adding interest to anything.
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