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

Review Date: Oct 11, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Good walk around lens. Not expensive. Good zoom range. Great snap shot lens and a good studio lens.
Color and contrast not as good as more expensive lens, but can be fixed in post processing.

I have owned this lens since 2003 when I purchased it with the Canon 10D. I have also used with the 5D and now with the 5D MK II. This is a nice lens to use for snapshots at the kids birthday parties or when shooting in the studio at F8. For the most part, this is a two stop lens for me either F5.6 or F8. It does a fine job at these F stops. If I want something more wide open, I use a prime. The color/contrast is not as good as the primes and it is not as sharp. But, I have found these issues pretty easy to correct in post processing. I have thought about purchasing the 24-105L, but prefer using a prime when I want more than a snapshot. I highly recommend this lens, but, you have to set your expectations accordingly.