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Canon EF 28-105 mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 28-105 mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 28 - 105 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 4.5
Angle of view 75.4 - 23.3 o
Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:5.26
Minimum aperture 27
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF USM
Lens Construction 15 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 72 x 75 mm
Weight 375 g
Additional information Marketed October 2000
Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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3.92 Average
Owners reviews (4)
  1. Martin Graf
    Martin Graf 31 May 2019, 15:01
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    IP 87.185.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 30,00
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: open a bit too soft macro not so great

    Pros: From f 5.6 very good, from f 8 also in the corners used on full-frame - ideal for travelling not too heavy nice match to the 5Diii (with automatic lens correction) if your lucky you can get this one under 50 bugs

    Summary: I bought mine in a set with a old Canon EOS 500 for under 50 bugs - with the set also came an Exacta tele lens which I might be able to sell again for 20 bugs.... Anyway, I am using a rather much used 5D Mark iii and when using the available in camera lens correction this old lens becomes as good as it can get - from f 5.6 - not matter wide or tele - it works great and can even keep up with my 50mm 1.8 STM - I first didn\'t believe it - but it was so good that I thought I had mixed up my test shots. So now I have a 5D iii with a 28-105mm lens for under 600 bugs and am very happy. I give it the full 5 points for the optical quality because it is such a great bargain. Build is also very good, autofocus fast, very quiet and exact. Only thing I didn\'t like so far was my close-up shots - there my 50mm STM shines - might have to try that again with tripod.

  2. hi-tower
    hi-tower 6 October 2011, 19:20
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    IP 81.217.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: 400€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No IS Quite some CA (correctable) Not wide enough on APS-C for inside shots Newest high resolution sensors will require sharper glass

    Pros: Good reach on APS-C Fast, silent and precise Autofocus with USM Relatively lightweight (compared to 15-85) Decent optical quality, maybe not sharp enough for the newest 18Mpix APS-C sensors

    Summary: This is a lens I have taken over from my 1994 EOS 5 film camera. On my 450D (XSi), it does serve me well as walkaround lens during my hikes in the nature, where it gives me twice the reach compared to the 18-55 kit lens. I wouldn’t buy one new, rather take the 15-85 instead.

  3. vietlh81
    vietlh81 6 October 2011, 14:19
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    IP 193.48.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Aperture is not constant, and not enough wide. No IS.

    Pros: Lightweight, AF fast.

    Summary: Good but not suitable for APSC body.

  4. Clicky
    Clicky 8 March 2011, 02:51
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    IP 69.218.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: Borrowed
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: no IS

    Pros: sharp, light, fast (for a bargain lens)

    Summary: This is a very good lens for everyday shooting outdoors. Shooting inside? Prepare to boost your ISO's!

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