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  1. #1
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    Canon 28-105mm f3.5/4.5 lens

    I recently purchase a new Canon Rebel XTi and after researching I decided I want to go with the Canon 28-105mm lens. I think this lens will fit my budget and experience with digital photography very well. Before I purchase this lens I need help finding a vendor that sell the specific model type for this lens. After reading an article about this lens I found out that buying this lens on Ebay can be risky. Can I purchase the Canon 28-105 Mark II Made in Japan lens from an online vendor? If so please link me. It must be made in Japan and not the Taiwan version. Thank you!

    http://reviews.ebay.com/Canon-EF-28-...00000000771280

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    You might check out the "Where Should I Buy My Camera" forum and/or check the reseller ratings of anybody you're thinking about. I've used Beach Camera, Adorama, and B&H with excellent results and price.
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    I've got the Taiwan version and it has a bit of lens creep. Other than that, it's a fine little lens. Perhaps I might not be as picky, but, I'm not going to worry if it's made in Japan or Taiwan.

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    I dunno, when I had the lens I wasn't impressed and got rid of it.

    Why not think about 28-75 tamron F2.8?

    Tim

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    The 28-105 f3.4-4.5 is a fine lens and a real bargain IMHO. KEH has quite a few of them. http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductList.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmciglobal View Post
    I dunno, when I had the lens I wasn't impressed and got rid of it.

    Why not think about 28-75 tamron F2.8?

    Tim
    Where is the Tamron made in? Does this lens have IS? At first I was thinking of sticking with Canon Lens because I have a Canon camera. But maybe I should get a third party lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamison55 View Post
    The 28-105 f3.4-4.5 is a fine lens and a real bargain IMHO. KEH has quite a few of them. http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductList.aspx
    I checked out that link you provided and did not see any 28-105 lens made by canon. Maybe it's sold out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinitry23 View Post
    I checked out that link you provided and did not see any 28-105 lens made by canon. Maybe it's sold out?
    KEH doesn't have direct links to product listings. You'll have to search for it on the site yourself.

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    I just got this lens and I really like it.

    Just keep in mind that 28mm is not very wide with a 1.6X crop sensor.

    To get wide angle you could pair your 28-105 with one of the two options below:

    1. Purchase a kit lens (18-55mm) for your wide shots for about $90 on Ebay. I've used mine for a long time and have gotten great shots out of it (in good light).

    2. Or you could get an ultra wide angle (Canon 10-22mm, Tokina 12-24mm or the Sigma 10-20mm) but these are pricey. This is what I will do.

    By the way, have you considered purchasing a used 28-105 on a site such as Fred Miranda's Buy and Sell forum? This is where I got mine.
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/

    Also, you should definitely consider picking up a Canon 50mm f/1.8 for about $80; it feels like a cheap toy, but is capable of amazing shots and allows for lots of fun with depth of field.


    Here are a couple of pics that I took yesterday with my 28-105 3.5-4.5....
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    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    Winter berries....
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    Michael B.
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