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Lens

Capable of shooting fast moving targets at about 20 feet?

Your thoughts about it?
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It's a pretty good lens, definitely good IQ for the money. It'll perform well outdoors, but might struggle a bit with nighttime/low light shots because of its small max aperture.

Still though, for the money, I'd grab it.

Just an FYI: You can usually find it new for $220 or so on adorama, B&H, and Amazon.
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It'll also fit on a 40d seeing it's an EF-S, right?
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Yes.
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I wouldn't really classify it as a bad boy, but it should suit your needs, for a wallet-friendly price.

Still, for sports I would prefer a 70-200 F/2.8 lens, but that's a whole new territory
    
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post #6 of 13
It's not a USM lens, so the AF won't work as well when tracking moving targets, and it's variable aperture may have you ratcheting up the ISO to get higher shutter speeds. For the money it's a great lens, but not really much of a sports lens (though certainly possible).
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Originally Posted by GoneTomorrow View Post
It's not a USM lens, so the AF won't work as well when tracking moving targets, and it's variable aperture may have you ratcheting up the ISO to get higher shutter speeds. For the money it's a great lens, but not really much of a sports lens (though certainly possible).
Ya, I thought so.
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post #8 of 13
nice lens to start with if u are on a budget. gives u the extra reach if needed. should work fairly well in a good lighted environment but as said, may need to crank up the iso to get the speeds
 
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Random question, but you're putting this on a 40D -- did you get the 40D kit? If you did, I might even go as far as to just get an extender and use it on your current lens. I've been playing around with a second hand 28-135mm and I'm loving the image quality..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post
Random question, but you're putting this on a 40D -- did you get the 40D kit? If you did, I might even go as far as to just get an extender and use it on your current lens. I've been playing around with a second hand 28-135mm and I'm loving the image quality..
Extenders most likely won't work with a lens like the 28-135. Extenders are compatible with a set of lenses, which are mostly longer zooms (like 70-200) and primes. Canon's 1.4 TC doesn't work with anything wider than 50mm.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/FrameWor...xExtender.html
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