Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal angle of view: 75°-18°
Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
Closest focusing distance: 0.5m / 1.6ft
Zoom system: Rotating type
Filter size: 72mm
Built in gyro sensors control an image stabiliser group of elements within the lens
Standard zoom lens with an Image Stabilizer and high zoom ratio. With the Image Stabilizer turned on, you can obtain sharp, natural looking pictures in dim lighting without using flash or a tripod. Very handy for places where flash is prohibited. Uses ring-type USM for swift, silent autofocus and full-time manual focus.
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eeyore Knight Grand Cross of the Wild Empire
Registered: February 2006 Location: i'm right here Posts: 11154
Review Date: Sun 8, October, 2006
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: £325.00| Rating: 9
Very light , unobtrusive , and versatile
I purchased a 28-135 IS for event photography and have found it to be an excellent bit of kit for candids, crowd scenes , and gigs and also for use in lifestyle and portrait photography.
I find the focussing to be fast and accurate and whisper quiet and the image stabilisation is very useful when shooting action in low light environments , particularly if you are working from the crowd or in a crowded photo pit
Although I didnt buy it specifically for nature photography it has become my favorite short zoom and lives on the front of one of my bodys full time , thus i have used it extensively for deer and also for seabirds and I have found that it performs as well in this field as it does in the events scene - I have also had good results using it with a 24mm ext tube for dragon flies
Another winner from canon , crisp , sharp, well bult and worth every penny
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