Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM

Announced Aug 30, 2000 •
Zoom lens | Canon EF | 6469A005

I didn't even know this lens existed until I started looking for a smaller, lighter walk around lens for my 5D Mark III to add to my 24-70mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses. Options obviously were the 24-105mm f/4 and 24-105mm STM lenses. But in looking up reviews I ran across mentions of this lens. There are at least 4 versions of the lens, not all obvious. It started out as a 5 blade aperture lens, then supposedly the same optics with a 7 blade aperture, then a re-designation as a version II with ...

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benedictlaig

I had this lens to compliment my L telephoto at one time. I got it second hand but still of good quality. The lens is quite light and does produce decent images. At its widest apertures, its a bit soft but set it at f8-f10 and you got a great lens for studio shoots (it's that sharp). I had a bit of regret selling the lens since I bought a 24-70... now I'm thinking of trying to find one again to use as a walk around lens. Problems: 1. A bit soft on its widest aperture (f3.5 - f4.5) 2. No IS

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