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

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Image Stabilization Doesn't Let You
Jump on a Trampoline and Take Photos

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens If you desire a compact lens to take great photos in a wide variety of situations, perhaps here is the absolute best lens you can get for a DSLR Canon camera. If you are a professional photographer, you more than likely have already a full backpack of lenses plus you're not reading this article anyway, so this article doesn't apply in your case. If you want a lens you can toss over your shoulder while no longer thinking about it when you walk around, get a lighter, cheaper lens.

If you have the need for a lens to shoot in low light, this isn't the lens. If your primary focus is to shoot in poor lighting situation like concerts and weddings, then buy the Canon 70-200mm IS f/2.8 or the 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and don't look back..

This lens is equipped with Image Stabilization and high ratio zoom, it's a standard zoom which delivers crisp, natural-looking images virtually every time. A particularly convenient lens in places that flashes are not allowed, and it excels in poor lighting without the need for a tripod or flash unit. Additional attributes include a ring-style USM providing silent and quick auto focusing with all-the-time manual focus; close focusing range of 20 inches; along with a maximum aperture opening of f/3.5 - 5.6.

The image stabilization doesn't allow you to jump on a trampoline, use 1/20 sec shutter speed at the same time and take crisp photos. However. it does let you can get away with not using a tripod in available lighting environments, and in shoot in low light where your images would typically turn out very blurry, the Canon IS will let your pictures be substantially less blurry. The obvious result is that you will not need to use a flash in numerous situations where a flash unit would be prohibited or detrimental.

This standard zoom features Image Stabilization along with a high zoom ratio. When the Image Stabilizer is switched on, you can acquire crisp, natural-appearing images in dim lighting situations without using a tripod or even your flash. Very convenient in places where the flash is not allowed. ✓


    The Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is a compact and lightweight standard zoom lens that offers superior optical performance, plus a built-in Image Stabilizer. The IS system reduces the possibility of blurred photographs caused by camera shake, which allows for handheld photography in comparatively dim light without a flash or tripod. At the wide-angle end of the zoom range, the equivalent shutter speed gain is approximately 1.5 stops while at the telephoto end, it is approximately 2 stops.

In addition, the lens has a USM drive mechanism for faster and quieter AF operation, and the pulse control diaphragm (EMD) ensures precise aperture control.

The IS system is composed of a pair of gyro sensors to detect vertical and horizontal motion and a microprocessor that compensates for it by shifting special lens elements in parallel with the perceived movement.

The internal focusing mechanism allows the front of the lens to remain stationary and to easily accommodate specialty filters, such as polarizing filters.

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length28 135 mm  
Stabilization type Yes (Built in gyro sensors)  
Camera mount Canon EF  
Angle of view 75 - 18  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F3.5 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0 - F36.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 6  
Total Elements 16  
Number of Groups 12  
Minimum focus distance 0.50 m (19.69")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.19 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Ring-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight540 g (1.19 lb) 18.9 oz.  
Lens diameter 78 mm (3.09")  
Overall length 97 mm (3.81")  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, metal mount  
Sealing No  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (internal)  
Power zoom No  
Zoom lock switch No  
Filter thread size 72 mm  
Lens hood code EW-78BII  
Tripod collar included No  
Optional accessories Soft Case LP1116  



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