J Thompson's reviews

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

    6 out of 10 points and recommended
    Auto Focus and Image Stabiliser
    Zoom creep

    I bought this lens as a 'walk around' for my film SLR and crop-sensor DSLR.

    On my film camera it works fine, with an ideal zoom range and fast/accurate auto focussing. I now only use 100 ISO slide film and stop down to at least f5.6 so it needs reasonable light.

    On my DSLR zoom range is 45-215 - not the most exciting! - and image quality even stopped down is disappointing.

    This lens is now permanently attached to my film camera. I've invested in an EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS and EF 70-200 f4 L IS for my DSLR.

    reviewed March 16th, 2010 (purchased for $450)