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Al Rohrer wrote:
Another undervalued lens is Canon's 28-105, at least the original one. I had one and sold it and wish I had it back. It was smaller and much lighter (and cheaper) than the 28-135 or 24-105 and the image quality was still excellent for an everyday tote-everywhere lens.
Further to this point, unless the OP is a pixel peeper or gear head, I think he would probably be satisfied with any of Canon's older mid-range zooms of the 1990s and early 2000s (even the 24-85 which seems to get an even worse rap than the 28-135).
That being said, it really depends on whether OP is using a full frame or crop camera. On my Rebel, I didn't like how long the 28-135 was on the wide end. It was far more manageable on a 5D.
However, if the lens is going to be used in situations where longer is better, then the 28-135 may be a better bet or, the aforementioned 28-105 which also features a faster aperture on the long end.