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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:15 am 
I was thinking about buying this lens what do you think? Is their a better lens for the money and is this a good quality lens for the money?
This is for a canon t3i.
Thank You for your input and help.


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It isn't a bad lens, its going to be pretty standard. Ive not used one but on a cropped sensor camera 28mm equivalent to 44mm is not very wide. Im getting the canon 60D soon with the 18-135mm 3.5-5.6 kit lens. In my opinion this would be the better lens to go for. However if you want the USM motor that the 28-135mm has I would go with the 17-85mm f4-5.6. All three lenses are roughly the same price.

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Mine is quite good. As indicated in the first reply, 28mm is not very wide, unless one is using a "full-frame" DSLR or 35mm film. Your camera has what is termed a "cropped-frame" sensor. Teamed with a 10-22mm EF-S lens, I found the 28-135mm useful with 40D and 7D cameras. Now that I have a 5D, the 28-135mm is better able to serve as the only zoom lens for a day of walking about with just one zoom lens.

You may want to consider a zoom that starts in the 15mm to 18mm range at the wide end. I was handed an 18-135mm lens to test a 7D at a camera shop, and really liked my brief experience with it.

Do see the reviews of various zoom lenses in the Reviews section of Cameralabs! :)

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