Home · Register · Software · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username  

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

  

Archive 2005 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners
  
 
ricm
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


I just received a used 28-135IS.

Is the front component of your lens kind of loose/wobbly and if you shake the lens does it sound kind of clunky?

And when the it's set for 135mm and IS kicks in on a subject does the image in the viewfinder slightly shift into place??

The lens is practically mint and clear but I'm wondering if I got a dud.

Thanks.

Edited by ricm on May 22, 2005 at 08:25 AM GMT

Edited by ricm on May 22, 2005 at 08:26 AM GMT



May 22, 2005 at 07:37 AM
mallen2
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


mine is a little "loose when i got it new, but not clunky and the image doesn't shift.

............mike a.



May 22, 2005 at 08:01 AM
Lars Johnsson
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


Your lens is ok. They are all like that


May 22, 2005 at 09:01 AM
nytrashman
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


mine is exactly the same, i think your lens is just fine.


May 22, 2005 at 11:34 AM
rockclimber
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


Mine has that too, although the viewfinder only shifts when in portrait orientation.


May 22, 2005 at 04:40 PM
ricm
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


You're right - the shift only happens when it's vertical.

Thanks



May 22, 2005 at 07:43 PM
John Black
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


Normal, I've had 3 of these over the years.


May 22, 2005 at 08:07 PM
nutek
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


ricm wrote:
I just received a used 28-135IS.

Is the front component of your lens kind of loose/wobbly and if you shake the lens does it sound kind of clunky?

And when the it's set for 135mm and IS kicks in on a subject does the image in the viewfinder slightly shift into place??

The lens is practically mint and clear but I'm wondering if I got a dud.

Thanks.

Edited by ricm on May 22, 2005 at 08:25 AM GMT

Edited by ricm on May 22, 2005 at 08:26 AM GMT


Did you get yours used on B&H (condition 9, with box, $299) last week? It may have been the one I just returned. The front element was extremely wobbly and optically, it was not performing up to my expectations as well.




May 22, 2005 at 08:56 PM
rockclimber
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


Just to define the acceptable range of 'wobbly', mine moves the most when at 70mm and it's about 1mm from left to right at the front element. Optically, everything is fine.


May 22, 2005 at 10:09 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



pascal03
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


The shift in the viewfinder happens with the L-IS lenses as well.... it's the image stabilizer in action... normal... a slight hissing and thunk like noise when the IS is on... also normal.

A wobbly front element/glass (if I understand that right) and clunky sounds... if they are coming with IS set to OFF.... not normal....I would call up canon and get a quote/estimate or I would return the lens.



May 23, 2005 at 04:25 AM
mbohunsky
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


My copy is the same. Takes great pictures.


May 23, 2005 at 04:30 AM
Photon
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


I bought mine within a few months of when the lens was released ('97? '98?). At the wide angle end, it has always had a lot of slack in the zoom helical, and the front group will wobble and clunk if you shake it. Zoomed to 135, the whole thing feels a lot more solid. Functionally, it's still fine. I've put maybe 20,000 exposures on film and digital with this lens, and though it has been largely replaced by 24-70 and 70-200 L beasties, it's still a great lightweight lens. When I do use it, it still works very well for what it is, including good IS.


May 23, 2005 at 05:08 AM
gdrMatt
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


sounds normal.. mine does the same thing.. I used to leave that lens on the camera 90% of the time untill i bought the sigma 28-70mm f2.8. the 28-135mm lens is a great all around lens.


May 23, 2005 at 01:01 PM
toonhorse
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


Sounds normal to me. Mine is a little wobbly in the front as well.


May 23, 2005 at 02:47 PM
burychka
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


Just thought I'd check in to give you more support--yep, they all wobble. One guy on the digitaldarkroom forum, I recall from a while back, put some kind of tape on the barrel, because it bothered him so much.

Don't worry. This is a very nice lens. The middle of the zoom range is optimum for h/s portraits. Of course on a 1.6x sensor, this lens is too long on the wide end, so it is not a very good "walkaround" lens.



May 23, 2005 at 04:27 PM
rudiger
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


Mine doesn't wobble, but I'm probably the exception to the rule - I think most do and it's not a big deal


May 23, 2005 at 07:31 PM
Peter de Weerdt
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Questions for 28-135IS Owners


It's the only Tilt & Shift lens with IS

Peter



May 23, 2005 at 08:20 PM







FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username     Reset password