Canon EF 28–135mm lens

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Canon EF 28–135 f/3.5–5.6 IS USM
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Maker Canon
Technical data
Type Zoom
Focus drive Ultrasonic motor
Focal length 28–135 mm
Crop factor 1.0
Aperture (max/min) f/3.5–5.6–f/22–36
Close focus distance 0.5 m
Max. magnification 1:5.3
Diaphragm blades 6
Construction 16 elements in 12 groups
Short back focus No No
Lens-based stabilization Yes Yes
Application Standard telezoom
Max. length 97 mm
Diameter 78 mm
Weight 540g
Filter diameter 72 mm
Lens hood EW-78BII
Angle of view
Diagonal 75°–18°
Introduction February 1998
Retail info
MSRP $690 / 78,000 Yen USD

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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