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

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Review Date: Aug 10, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Light weight, zoom range, IS, good IQ and price.
Cons:
lack of weather proof sealing, lens rattle ..

I got my 28-135mm as a kit lens with my 40D... l recently replaced this for a 24-105mm L F/4..

The 28-135mm was a good lens .. i used it extensively while i had it and it was on my camera 90% of the time.. the reason I replaced it was because i wanted better IQ and constant F stop.. what you pay is what you get, for what the 28-135mm costs it is a very good lens.. reasonably good IQ, good IS, and an almost perfect zoom range for a 'walk around lens'..
The one complaint i had was the weather proof sealing (or the lack of it) .. not sure if this is the issue with all 28-135s but the lens i had was a dust magnet.. after every trip i would have to swab my sensor to remove visible dust even though i did not change lenses..

that apart, if you are on a budget this is the perfect 'walk around lens' ... it wouldn't be fair to compare this to the L series since you pay 2.5 to 3 time more for a comparable L lens..