Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

B&H # CA2813535IS MFR # 2562A002
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Product Highlights

  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-36
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Internal Focusing System
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Constant Minimum Focus Distance: 20"
  • 72mm Filter Thread Diameter
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Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Overview

  • 1Description

The EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens from Canon is a compact and lightweight zoom lens that offers superior optical performance plus a built-in Image Stabilizer. The IS system reduces blurred photographs caused by camera shake and allows for handheld photography in comparatively dim light without a flash or tripod. At the wide-angle end of the zoom range, the equivalent shutter speed gain is approximately 1.5 stops while at the telephoto end, it is approximately 2 stops.

In addition, the lens has an Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor (USM) for faster and quieter AF operation, and the pulse control diaphragm (EMD) ensures precise aperture control. manual focus override is supported for precise manual control even in AF mode. The minimum focus distance throughout the zoom range is 20".

The Optical Image Stabilization (IS) system is composed of a pair of gyro sensors to detect vertical and horizontal motion and a microprocessor that compensates for this motion by shifting special lens elements in parallel with the perceived movement. The IS system reduces blur in images shot in dim light and at long focal lengths.
The internal focusing mechanism allows the front of the lens to remain stationary and to easily accommodate specialty filters, such as polarizing filters.
An Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor (USM) provides fast, smooth and quiet autofocus action which is particularly important when shooting video with this lens.
In the Box
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
  • E-72U Front Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Specs

    Performance
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Angle of View 75 to 18
    Tilt-Shift None
    Minimum Focus Distance 19.69" / 50.01 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.19x
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 6
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Physical
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.09 x 3.81" / 78.49 x 96.77 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.65 x 5.5 x 5.5"

    Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Reviews

    EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 508.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Limited Usage Lens This came with my 40D as the kit lens. It has good autofocus, I love the IS, and when in a controlled/bright light situation that doesn't require a fast shutter speed, you can really get some very nice shots with this lens. When zoomed to 135mm, however, the f/5.6 just doesn't let in enough light to allow for a fast shutter speed. Time and time again I've tried to use this at 135 and have been disappointed, even with a high ISO. At this point, I only have this and the 50mm f/1.4, and use the 50 about 90% of the time because I'm just not that satisfied with this lens and know that I can only use it in very specific situations.
    Date published: 2009-06-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from What Did You Expect? To all those that think this lens is worthless, I take issue. I'm a veteran photojournalist and many of my published pieces were made with this fantastic but low priced, feature loaded lens. What did you all expect for under $400 street price... diamond sharp images? I guess that since I can remember when lens formulations were so bad and soft my editors would always fall for my tall tales of dense fog, nearby mortar rounds, or diving from enemy fire, I see this lens as a God-send. It performs well enough, sharp enough, and if its lost in battle, or drops to the bottom of the sea, it's not a major dent in my wallet! Thank you Canon for making a low priced performer I can really depend on.
    Date published: 2011-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a kit lens I use this lens for walk-around use and am completely satisfied. The bokeh is wonderful, this IS works great, very sharp IQ (up to 100% crop), and wonderful colors. The downsides are: the front element is slightly loose, the zoom does creep when pointed down, and the weight (as compared with the Canon cheapies) is rather heavy. If you want good quality pictures that you can post-process, buy this lens. If you just want to use your dslr as a point and shoot, this is probably not the lens you want. For the photog looking to take some incredible pictures and experiment a bit, but on a really tight budget, this is the lens you want.
    Date published: 2010-05-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great starter lens I got this lens with my canon eos 50D. It is a great kit lens. It is built solidly and takes very good pictures. With the 50D's 1.6 sensor this lens is translates to 49-216mm so it's great for everyday shots and medium telephoto photography. This is no L series lens of course, but It takes good pictures and has enough zoom for everyday use. it has a nice build quality and focuses pretty quickly (some problems in low light, but that's expected). For the price you cant beat it, but If you already own a lens or have the cash to throw around buy an L series. overall great starter lens. you get what you pay for.
    Date published: 2011-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Favorite Lens! I purchased this lens for a friend as a gift for his wife. She had seen mine and mentioned that she wanted the same lens. I've had mine for so long, I'm not sure when I bought it, but it is a great all around lens. It gives you a good wide angle, but also a perfect focal length for taking people pictures. A great lens when you just want to keep it simple for the day. I help teach a photography class and almost everyone who has ever taken the class has this lens. We consistently recommend it as a core piece of equipment. In almost 20 years, it is one of the lenses I would never give up; great pictures, great quality equipment.
    Date published: 2016-02-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable, sturdy lens I've used this lens as my main portrait and wedding lens for the last 6 years shooting through 10d and 30d bodies. It performs today just as when I first purchased it. I've created beautiful edge to edge sharp enlargements with this lens up to 24x36 arial shots. The IS performed well in an airplane. I've recently replaced it with a 24-105 f/4 L IS lens. I use the auto/manual focus button on the lens almost for every shot. I focus in the autofocus mode first then switch it off to manual when subject is in focus, then recompose and shoot. The switches have never failed me. This lens is one of the best lens for the money purchases I've made. I'll hang on to it and continue to use it as a backup.
    Date published: 2010-01-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice lens, but... This lens is pretty sharp, and give me some good results, sometimes even great results. Overall it's contrasty enough, and it's at least as bright as I would expect it to be for the maximum aperture. It has terrible zoom creep. As a matter of fact, creep doesn't even begin to describe it. If you tilt the camera past about 55 to 60 degrees, the lens just falls immediately to maximum zoom. And with a very loud thunk. I don't use the camera in the studio, so I'm not walking away from it and expecting it to hold the zoom, and when I pick it up I can immediately zoom it back to where I want, but it's at best mildly annoying.
    Date published: 2013-06-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from SURPRISED AT IQ/SHARPNESS ONCE CALIBRATED I purchased the new 7D,which came with this lens.Took approx. 1000 test shot's,trying all sorts of setting's,I was not too pleased with sharpness.But I then read an article about the calibrating feature of the 7D.I did that, -5,and what a difference.I like extremly sharp photos,so any lens I've ever purchased,best being 70-200f/4L,I would always do +10 RAW and approx. +250 RGB sharpening in D.P.P.But I could'nt get super,tack sharp,even all the way to +500 RGB sharpness (with +10 RAW),but now that I used the calibrating feature, -5 for I,my photos are tack sharp.
    Date published: 2010-03-20
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    question

    Where is it made?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    made in singapore
    Answered by: Jay S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    The canon lens 28-135mm is compatible on a canon rebel SL1 ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    All lenses with a red dot at the base that lines up with the red dot on the camera will fit all EOS cameras.. If the lens has a white dot it will not fit full frame cameras only cameras with a white dot and a red dot on the camera.
    Answered by: Tom B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    I've got an EF-S 55-250 IS STM kit lens. I was thinking about changing it for this EF 70-300 IS USM lens. Is it worth it?
    Asked by: Fran Q.
    The 70-300 is a larger and older lens, it should give you sharper optics, being that it is made for a full frame camera, but be slower and not as good for video as the 55-250 IS STM.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Is this compatible with the Blackmagic URSA mini?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes it is. If you have an EF Version of the Ursa Mini, such as BLURSAM4KEF, this lens will be compatible with it.
    Answered by: Joseph P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Is this lens compatible with a Canon EOS Rebel T3?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens is compatible with the Canon EOS Rebel T3.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Would anyone recommend using this lens with a Cannon C100 Mark 2?
    Asked by: Charlie
    Yes, this lens is compatible with the C100 Mark II.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    how much of an upgrade is this over the 18-55mm lens i recieved with my camera? im either getting this or the travel package by canon. if i get this i will also buy the 50mm prime.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    If you received an 18-55mm with your camera, then it means your camera is a crop sensor camera. In that kit lens, you range from wide angle to short tele. If you purchase this lens, you will be losing wide angle. 28mm on a crop sensor will give you close to a normal angle of view. But what you lose in wide, you gain in tele. That 135mm on the tele end will give you a lot more magnification of things in the distance. Build quality is much better on this lens and if you ever decide to go with a full frame camera in the future, this lens will work with it as will the 50mm prime. The 18-55mm would be rendered useless on a full frame.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Is this lense refurbished
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No, the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens, B&H # CA2813535IS is not a refurbished lens; it is a new lens. Refurbished lenses are sold via our Used Department, and would both have USED DEPT listed on the webpage, as well as a condition rating indicating Refurbished. If you are looking for used/refurbished items, you would have to click the USED link on the green bar on the top of our website.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Canon EOS 1V
    • Canon EOS 40D
    • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Canon K2
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