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Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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CANON 28-105MM F/3.5-4.5 USM - Treat yourself to the smallest, lightest zoom in the 28-105 class. Filter Size - 58mm Maximum Diameter x Length - 2.9 x 2.8 Weight - 0.82 pounds

The Canon EF 28-105mm standard zoom lens retains the optical capability of Canon's previous EF 28-105mm USM lens but with a refined exterior design. The lens is distinguished by a ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) drive that provides silent, high-speed autofocusing, along with full-time manual focusing. The 1.6-foot close-focusing distance, meanwhile, lets you take great close-up portraits and nature shots. A good match for the Canon EOS A2/A2e or ELAN 7 series cameras with built-in flashes, the EF 28-105mm lens is an excellent zoom lens for everyday use. The lens carries a one-year warranty.

  • Focal length: 28-105mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:3.5-4.5
  • Lens construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 75 to 23 degrees (at 30 feet)
  • Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 1.6 feet
  • Zoom system: Rotating type
  • Filter size: 58mm
  • Dimensions: 2.8 inches in diameter, 3 inches long
  • Weight: 13.2 ounces
  • 28-105mm standard zoom lens with f/3.5-4.5 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
  • Ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) provides silent, high-speed autofocusing
  • 1.6-foot close focusing distance; rotating zoom system; 58mm filter size
  • Ideal for Canon EOS A2/Aw3 or ELAN 7 series cameras with built-in flashes
  • Measures 2.8 inches in diameter and 3 inches long; weighs 13.2 ounces

Customer Reviews:

  • Versatile and quick
    I am very satisfied with the overall performance of 28-105 mm. It focuses instantly and silently. USM is definitely an advantage and that was one of the reasons why I preferred Canon over other brands. The high pitched sound associated with focusing becomes quite irritating even at occasions when you do not need a silent operation. With a USM lens you do not hear anything and this is really fascinating. This lens produces very clear photos and is definitely better than the Canon EF 28-90 lens which is usually sold with the body for three reasons: 1. The grip feels much better. 2. The lens provides a larger aperture at longer focal lenghts. 3. Basically it has a focal length of 28-105 mm (vs 28-90). Even if there is a significant price difference I would suggest the 28-105 mm. You will NOT regret it....more info
  • It's just amazing!
    I got my first slr camera recently and I ordered this lens beforehand. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
    For a standard zoom lens the focus on it is great. And I am so happy I searched for a great lens like this.!!

    I recommend this for everyone!...more info
  • Nice all-around zoom lens
    I bought this lens as a step-up from the kit lens on my Canon Rebel XTI. I needed the extra distance it offers. It works great for my purposes and the price is definitely right. The USM motor is a great feature. The AF is pretty good and it's not too bulky. There is no IS, but that has not been a problem for me.

    I've used this lens for close-up shots, outdoor photography, and aquarium photography. It works pretty well in low-light situations (such as in an aquarium) and has produced some excellent shots.

    This is an excellent all-around zoom lens and is a great upgrade to the kit lens that comes with the Canon XTI. Recommended!...more info
  • very happy
    Happy with the lens. Great lens for people on a budget. It gets me closer to my subject than the kit lens. I would like to get really close but those lenses are out of my $ reach right now. I keep it on my camera at all times....more info
  • A Spectacular Value
    I bought this to replace my kit lens and love it. At the time I bought mine, it was going for closer to $300 and I think it was a bargain at that price. I have since moved up to Canon's 24-70 L. I'm not going to tell you there's no difference in image quality, there is. But the L is 5x the price! And the quality difference was really small and subtle. On some shots, I suspect people couldn't tell if I used this lens or my L; image quality is that good. Focusing is fast, silent, and precise. Focal range is just what you'd want for an every day lens. I also love how light it is. I originally planned to sell this lens on eBay to help pay for my L, but that lens is so heavy and this one so light, I've elected to keep it for walking around and general shooting. For this kind of price for performance, I can't imagine going off brand....more info
  • Another great lens by Canon
    This is another great, standard zoom lens by Canon. To save money, I have tried lenses from different manufacturers. Eventually, however, I end up coming back to Canon. Why? 1. Build quality: Canon lenses, even the "cheapie" ones, are well-built. I don't "baby" my camera equipment, my canon lenses seem to last a lot longer than off-brand lenses. The 28-105mm telephoto lens is rugged and well-built; I expect it will last a long time. 2. Optical quality. Here again, Canon lenses outperform all other similarly priced lenses. Canon glass gives me better quality photos than other comparably priced glass. The images that I have obtained using the 28-105mm lens are sharp and well-defined. 3. The Canon autofocus system in the 28-105mm lens is fast and quiet. I have used this lens to track moving action and invariably it can bring images to focus quickly and VERY quietly. The quiet part is important to me because I photograph animals in natural settings and there is nothing more distracting that the loud "whirring" of a cheap AF lens disturbing your subject. I recommend this lens to anyone looking for a standard telephoto lens with quick, quiet AF, great build quality, sharp optics and a price that won't put a major dent on your wallet. My only complain is that Canon should include the lens hood as part of the standard package - a lens case would also be nice to have....more info
  • Great lens!!
    This is a great lens. I bought the digital rebel kit recently and soon 'outgrew' the efs 18-55 kit lens. It is particularly soft at large apertures and makes it totally unsuitable for indoor handheld photography. I decided to go for 35 mm lenses rather than 'digital' format lenses as an upgrade to the kit lens. They are lower in price (relatively) and you also only see the center of the lens where the picture quality is the best. The Quantaray 28-200 (this is actualy a tamron) was the first lens I considered. i returned it after just 2 photos. it was much worse than the kit lens. Then I did extensive research and finally decided on the 28-105 canon. This equates to 45-160 which is good walking around range. Also fro outdoor wide angle landscapes, the kit lens good enough stopped down. I got the lens today from adorama and the indoor test photos are GREAT and show fine detail. The shallow DOF in macro mode is also nice. The kit lens is no comparison to this lens. I would highly recommend this to new enthusiast dslr (like Drebel)users on a tight budget but also crave for more from their digital rebel. All in all a wonderful lens. And did I say the build quality is great too not to mention the ghostly silent lightening fast focussing?...more info
  • Love it!
    I finally gave in and bought a fancy camera and a couple lenses. This is the lens I use most often for almost everything. I especially love how people comment on how serious a photographer I must be from the looks of it. It's really easy to use, takes good pictures, and is just all around awesome. Highly recommended....more info
  • Great Affordable Walkabout Lens!!!
    This is a good general lens. I bought a Canon 40D body only. The kit lens was out of stock and I wasn't getting good enough reviews to wait around until it was available. I purchased this lens as my primary lens. I had read good reviews and it was well within the price range. The autofocus is quick and smooth and picture quality is very good-excellent. I think this is a great choice to replace a "kit" lens and not break the bank....more info
  • I like it.
    I use this lens on the Canon Digital Rebel. It gives me great color & sharpness up to 11x14. Canon makes better lens than this but for this price range you can't beat it. I'd reccommend it to any one. If I lost this one today I'd order another one tomorrow....more info
  • Great, all purpose lens
    This is a great all-purpose lens for Canon cameras. It covers the vast majority of situations that a typical photographer will run across and it works admirably across all of the major functions that one needs: autofocus is quick and accurate; zoom functions easily; lens quality is good; weight is reasonable; et cetera. There is nothing to dislike and the price is very reasonable too. One additional note: with the new 10D which I use this with, the digital magnification factor translates this to roughly a 45-160mm lens....more info
  • another great value lens from canon...
    I purchased this lens for my EOS 300D tonight and after a shooting a few test shots my verdict: it's a keeper. We have Abe's Of Maine here in my area and I paid less than the amazon quoted price. Thanks Ed :)...more info
  • Great for everyday!
    I have this lens on my camera most often. I have kids and the zoom is great for taking pictures of them when they are running around.

    I was surprised the first time i went to use this lens, its very quiet.

    This lens has a little weight to it and doesnt feel cheap at all.

    I recommend this lens to friends. Its fairly inexpensive and is of good quality. And it takes some great pictures....more info
  • Canon EF 28-105 Zoom Lens
    Bought this for a friend of mine who is into photography. He just absolutely adores it and now uses it on a full time basis vs. switching from regular lens to his zoom lens. To this day, he just raves about it and has taken many professional quality loking photos with this lens....more info
  • One of my favorite lenses!
    This is probably the most used lens in my camera bag. The construction is great and the lens feels good to the touch. The focus and zoom rings move smoothly without any catch or "grit".

    The ultrasonic motor is both very quiet, and very fast. Autofocusing this lens is a joy as it snaps to focus so quickly compared to other autofocus lenses that I have used.

    The focal range is nice going from a wide angle to a short telephoto adequate for the vast majority of casual shooters. Even the macro settings are good, although they could be a bit better only going to about 12 inches. But with everything else this lens has going for it I can over look that.

    This lens is definetely worth having, and most photographers could get by with only this lens....more info

  • Nice and terrific lense
    Light weight, very fast forcuss and pictures were very sharp and bright with Drebel 300D. Very high recommended. I have a Sigma lense but the pictures taken were not as sharp as Canon lense.
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  • Exceptional quality lens
    This is my favorite all around lens. This lens makes up for my laziness when I don't feel like dragging out my tripod to get great close-ups. You will not be disappointed with this lens....more info
  • Great lens
    I have a digital rebel XT with a kit lens (18-55mm). This lens is much better than the kit lens, better quality, better zoom, better speed......more info
  • Good lens for the price
    This is a good, general purpose lens. It feels solidly built, and has a nice distance window.

    This lens is light, but well built. I highly encourage you to buy the lens hood with this lens, as it is prone to flare.

    Overall, I have been very satisfied with this lens. Not as good as an "L" lens, but at the low price of $250, you can't get better.

    I am very happy with this lens. ...more info
  • Great all-around lens!
    I bought this lens for my Canon 30D and I use it all the time! This USM is very fast and quiet, and the 28-105mm provides a very good range. This makes it great for travel, and at an affordable price!
    Pros: wide angle and telephoto, has macro function, price is affordable, quiet.
    Cons: no image stabilization(but really not a big deal)...more info
  • Nice
    I had knocked my on the ground.. and still works great.. a bit lose in focusing.. but it is awesome!...more info
  • Great All-Around Lens
    Due to budget constrictions, this is the only lens I own for my Canon Rebel XT. It's medium focal length lies perfectly between a wide angle lens and a telephoto lens and works perfectly for portraiture photography.

    My only complaint is that it is not an IS (Image Stabilization) lens, but with decent lighting and a tripod, blurry pictures can be easily avoided....more info