Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III
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(From Canon lens literature) Optically identical to its predecessor, but now provides distance information to compatible EOS bodies for E-TTL II flash operation.
Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III User Reviews
4 out of 10 points and not recommended by gadgetguy (62 reviews)lighteverything else
This lens usually comes as part of a kit (along with an entry level film SLR). It's lightweight, which pretty mich sums up the good stuff I can say about it.reviewed January 5th, 2007
Otherwise, it's built like a free toy from cereal box and is optically a non-performer.
5 out of 10 points and recommended by philhirn (5 reviews)suitable rangebuild quality
Image quality actually isnt THAT bad for that cheap a lens, but build shows what this lens is all about. The focal range is useful of course, but there are much better alternativesreviewed December 28th, 2006 (purchased for $100)
7 out of 10 points and recommended by SamuelMV (6 reviews)Very cheap, good IQ stopped down, small and lightBad range for APS-C cameras, CA, flare, vigneting ...
This was my first Canon lens, it came as a kit with my film camera (an Elan-7), and I've get some of my best pictures from it.reviewed December 14th, 2006 (purchased for $80)
So if you're in a very tight budget it's a good option (it's a better lens than most of the zooms in compact digital cameras!!).
It has the typical weaknesses of a cheap lens: bad construction, CA, flare, vigneting, a little bit slow and noisy AF, etc.
But if you stop down to f8 the IQ it's as good as other lenses much more expensive, and all this in a small, light and cheap package (so you don't need to worry about rain, dust, front lens scratches, etc.)