Canon EF 28–135mm lens

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Canon EF 28–135 f/3.5–5.6 IS USM
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Key features
Maker: Canon
Image stabilization: Yes Yes
Ultrasonic motor: Yes Yes
Short back focus: No No
Application: Standard telezoom
Technical data
Type: Zoom
Focal length: 28–135 mm
Frame coverage: Full frame
Aperture (max/min): f/3.5–5.6–f/22–36
Construction: 12 groups / 16 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 6
Close focus distance: 0.5 m
Max. magnification: 1:5.3
Max. diameter: 78 mm
Max. length: 97 mm
Weight: 540g
Filter diameter: 72 mm
Lens hood: EW-78BII
Angle of view
Diagonal: 75°–18°
Introduced: February 1998
Retail info
MSRP US$ $690 / 78,000 Yen

The Canon EF 28–135 f/3.5–5.6 IS USM is a "standard" zoom lens that was introduced in February, 1998. The lens has a 4.82x zoom range and is based on the EF Lens Mount and works with all film and digital EOS cameras that support this mount.

The lens features 2nd-generation image stabilization (IS) technology, ring-type USM with full-time manual focusing and a non-rotating front element, however the barrel does extend with zooming. The lens uses a six-blade aperture, and contains a single aspherical (molded, not ground) lens. Closest focusing distance is approximately 50 cm (19.2 inches).[1]

The lens is generally considered a mid-range performer, with a good value to performance ratio that makes it popular as either a starter lens or an upgrade from lower quality lenses often purchased with a camera body. The range of zoom plus the Image Stabilization (IS) feature makes it an attractive walk-around, outdoor lens for general use. As a relatively slow lens, the usability in low light or indoor/no-flash situations is marginal, however this is where the IS regains some of that margin for some situations.

Although labeled as "Macro" on the lens and in some literature, this is not a true macro lens, with a maximum reproduction ratio of only 1:5.3.

Since August 2007, the 28–135 has been included as a kit lens with the Canon EOS 40D, EOS 50D, and the EOS 7D.

This lens uses the Canon EW-78BII tulip-style lens hood.[2]


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