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EF28-105mm f3.5-4.5

Lucinda 19 17
22 Feb 2005 12:34PM
Hi there,I've just come back off holiday where whilst canoeing I dropped my wide angle canon lens over the side of the boat and had to watch it disappear into the depths of an estuary. I'm now desperate for a new wide angle lens which will give me the quality for use in magazines but will not cost me too much in case the same things happens again. I was looking at the EF28-105mm f3.5-4.5 Canon, is this lens any good? Thanks for your time
Morpyre Plus
16 1.6k 8 Wales
22 Feb 2005 1:00PM
don't you have insurance to cover the loss of your lens?

peter "morpyre" turner
matinzk 17 91
22 Feb 2005 2:32PM
I use the same lens it's absolutely fast, sharp no noise at all!

I recomend it.

simons 16 13
22 Feb 2005 2:41PM
I have used the 28-105mm for for a number of years and found it to be a very useful lens providing good results
Carabosse 18 41.6k 270 England
22 Feb 2005 3:50PM
I used to own this lens. It's OK but not out of Canon's top drawer I would say.
ardbeg77 17 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2005 1:09AM
The 28-105/3.5-4.5II is my main lens too. It's a mid-range one which I've been very happy with. CB is right - it's not top drawer, but it's significanlty better than the 28-105/4.5-5.6 'kit' lens for not very much more money. Next step up would be the 28-135IS. Nicer lens, more money!

If it's wide angle you're after though, the equivalent 24-85/3.5-4.5 might be worthconsidering for an extra 4mm at the wide end?

Hope this helps.

a2jlp 18 165 Scotland
23 Feb 2005 4:35AM
Hi Lucinda. If you are interested, I have a mint condition Canon 28-105/3.5-4.5 lens used only three times. Its boxed complete with a lens hood. I bought it with the Canon 10D then purchased a 17-40 W/A lens which I use for landscape work. 150 + P/P for the 28-105.


Henchard 16 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2005 4:43AM
All the pics except one (the guy smoking a pipe) in my portfolio were taken with this lens. Including one which was possibly taken at the highest altitude (other than in an plane)on EPZ and when the camera and lens were subject to night time temperatures of -25C. It was the first lens I bought and very handy for travelling as it's not too big. I've now bought a couple of 'L' lenses secondhand so I look forward to seeing if there is any difference.

I use it on a film camera and I've enlarged several of these pics to 30" x 20" and they look fine. As someone said much better than the kit lenses and it will certainly stay on one body of mine for quick shots when travelling.

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