It's funny you should mention that, because I borrowed a friend's version of your lens (the USM IS one right?) for that fashion show and it was great as a walk-arounder on my 20D. Now, with the extra width the 5D would have, and pushing the ISO up to 400, I think that would probably, as you say, be better. And I could get a cheap one on eBay and save the money for the 85mm f1.2!!Iron Flatline said:This won't be particularly helpful, but here goes: I have 28-135 IS, and love that lens. I wish there were an L version that was faster, because at 1:3.5-5.6 it's not super-fast. I have a number of other lenses, including some L glass, so I've been considering a switch to the lens you ask about for some time. I've had this particular lens since I bought my 60D 4+ years ago. The conclusion that I've come to is that the extra 20mm focal length makes it by far the most useful and flexible lens on my 5D as a day-to-day lens, esp. now that I have a full-size chip and 28mm is actually pretty wide. Until they come out with an L version of my lens, I'm not giving up my current one, or buying the 24-105. The lens you describe is not faster, it's a LOT more money, but it does have a constant focus and some other L goodies. Get the lens I have, and save the money for the 85mm 1:2.8 L II or some other L treat
But whatever you do, hurry up and get the 5D. WHAT A CAMERA!
The 16-35mm certainly is a blast and it's a rediculously fast lens. I wouldn't mind getting that 85mm lens, either. And I agree, the 28-135mm is bult like a tank. It's suffered through all of my abuse, so you haven't got much to worry about.Iron Flatline said:Mr_Jones, those are my primary lenses right there. The 16-35 is a joy.
Rob, lemme know when you get the new 85mm - it's my number one Want List item. In the mean time, you will be more than happy with the 28-135 USM IS. It's fast enough, the price is right, and the construction is pretty darn good.