A handy, compact zoom lens for versatile and easy subject selection while travelling, etc. The highest optical performance in its class, plus the convenience of focusing up to 17.7 in. over the entire zooming range. The micro USM drive provides silent, high-speed autofocusing, plus the wide zooming range provides an easy, enjoyable picture-taking experience.
Most Liked Positive Review
Good Lens at Good Price
Good working lens -- with IS, the short barrel and crisp autofocus I've gotten sharp handheld shots down to a tenth of a second (though not every attempt there).
Most Liked Negative Review
Ok lense, good value
I specifically bought this lense for travel since I didn't want to carry around more than 1 lense. It fit this function greatly and this lense is good for general purpose use of family picts, etc. The major negative to this lense is that it is a slow lense which requires me to use a tripod at low light settings, which otherwise I would not need. Sharpness is not great either; it's ok. In hindsight I would have bought a prime lense for this price.
Reviewed by 24 customers
general purpose lens, used for casual outdoor, people photography. You need to carry just one lens. -- Not so good in low lights, may need to switch to manual mode for focussing
I was hoping for a good all around lens and thought the 28-200mm would be a good fit. For a while it performed well but the more I used it the more the poor build quality became apparent. The front portion of the lens barrel became loose and then the auto focus motor started becoming erratic. When the lens is pointing downward the lens barrel will slide out. Overall I am satisfied with all the other Canon lenses and products I own but totally dissatisfied with this lens.
using it to replace a 28 to 70mm that the auto focus quit working on. Love the extra range to 200mm. It will become my everyday use lens.
This Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens, in my opinion, is an outstanding walkabout lens on my Canon 5D Mark II. Image quality is a tad below an L lens, however, very acceptable.
After extensive use, I determined that the 28-200 zoom range is ideal as an all around lens for me on the Canon EOS 5DM2. Image quality is almost comparible to Canon's L-series.
Zoom range is excellent for the images taken on my 5D Mark II. Most images are made 8x12 and a smathering 20x30. The image quality is a tad below the EF 24-70mm f2.8L but is visually acceptable.
There is an average lens that fits average situations and handle it well...
ok; but slow speed
I use this lens for everyday because you can do so much wit it.
After buying this lens, used it in a variety of situations and have never been disappointed. Plan on buying 2 more.