Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Excellent Lens for Day-in and Day-out Use
For those times you want to go light by only taking a single lens, here's the one. It does a terrific job All through the entire focal range. Its delivers exceptional performance
considering it's not even an "L" lens. A truly 'must have' lens if you do not have a lot of cash to put out. To put
it simply, it is a super performing lens and appears to be a great value. For the price, I really don't see how you can find a better value over this lens. It focuses fast and is really hushed while going about it, and additionally it's sharp enough for the price. Plus it features full time manual focusing, which is a very big benefit for a wide-angle lens found in this price bracket.
If you have the need for a lens for low light shooting, this isn't the one. If your main thought is to shoot pictures in poor light situations such as converts and weddings, then buy the 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM or even the 70-200mm f/2.8 in its place.
The biggest advantage of a zoom lens is its versatility. Using a zoom lens lets me appropriately and quickly frame and acquire a fleeting opportunity. Also zooms can capture numerous unique framings for the same subject in a matter of seconds. Using a fixed focal range lens a photographer might still be zooming with sneaker-net (this also alters the perspective) to get the correct distance while the subject fades into the distance - or no longer is in that cute pose. A zoom lens also favors a subject in a quickly changing distance .
The EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM II is a normal zoom that preserves the optical abilities of the previous Canon EF 28-105mm USM lens, although with a cultivated exterior. The distinguishing feature of the lens is a ring-style ultra-sonic motor (USM) drive that delivers high-speed, silent, auto focusing in addition to all-time manual focus.
Meanwhile, the 1.6-ft. focusing distance, lets you shoot great nature shots and close-up portraits . A great match for Canon EOS cameras featuring built-in flash units, the EF 28-105mm zoom is an excellent lens for day-in and day-out use. Preserves the optical capabilities of the very popular Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens, but with a refreshed exterior design. Includes ring-style USM motor for high-speed, silent autofocus, along with full-time manual focus.
This lens retains the optical capability of the highly popular EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens, with a refined exterior design. Ring-type USM drive ensures silent, high-speed auto focusing & full-time manual focusing. An excellent zoom lens for everyday use.
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Max Format Size
Lens focal length
28 – 105 mm
Angle of view
75° - 23° 30'
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening
F3.5 - F4.5
Smallest aperture opening
F22.0 - F27.0
Includes aperture ring
Total diaphragm blades
Number of Groups
Minimum focus distance
Maximum magnification ratio
Full time manual focus
Lens distance scale
Plastic barrel, metal mount
Zoom lock switch
Filter thread size
Lens hood code
Tripod collar included
Soft Case ES-C13/LP814 Hard Case LH-C13
Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II Telephoto Zoom USM Lens