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

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
$212
28-135 mm
autofocus 4.8x zoom lens
f/3.5-5.6
variable aperture
  • Canon IS Image stabilized
  • Canon USM Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"Nice solid construction, this lens is a great backup lens for those who dont want to double up on L series lenses."

bhphotovideo.com

"This lens provides sharp, well detailed photos. Focuses fast and has proven an asset to my equipment."

bhphotovideo.com

"This len is not good enough for indoor pictures. The IS is not working well."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
65.5 - 15.2°
horizontal angle of view
28-135mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.6x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.6x crop factor) cameras such as the Canon Rebel T6 and Canon EOS 80D.

Canon EOS Rebel T6
43.4 - 9.4°
horizontal angle of view
45-218mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Length Quite short Help
97 mm
Min focal length Great wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Canon IS
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$212.29
Zoom range Great zoom range Help
4.8x

The Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/22

Cons

The Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

The Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
135 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom range Help
4.8x

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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28 mm
Max focal length
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135 mm
Zoom range
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4.8x
above average above average
Magnification
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1:5.3 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/3.5
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/36
unique unique

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Canon USM
Image stabilization
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Canon IS
unique unique
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame)
Length
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97 mm
Diameter
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78 mm
Filter size
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72 mm
Weight
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0.5 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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65.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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15.2°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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46.4°
Telephoto vertical
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10.2°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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75.4°
Telephoto diagonal
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18.2°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Canon EF-S APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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45.7°
Telephoto horizontal
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10°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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31.5°
Telephoto vertical
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6.7°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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53.8°
Telephoto diagonal
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12°
above average above average

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens?

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gotten F (2:33 PM, December 22, 2012)
tell me if this works on a 5d mark II please ,, as this camera excludes C crop lenses
 
Avatar for lenshero lenshero (7:16 PM, July 10, 2011)
It has some overlap with your existing lens (e.g. 28-55mm), but the 55-135mm range will be a big advantage for zooming in!
 
Avatar for Brett Pierce Brett Pierce (10:28 AM, July 10, 2011)
If I already have a Canon EF 18-55 lens is this lens worth getting? I just got a Canon Rebel T3i mainly for video and have heard good things about this lens!