I've been shooting for about a year now and am slowly acquiring lenses. I just bought two used on craigslist from someone who was getting rid of equipment.
- Canon EF 28 - 105 mm 1: 3.5-4.5
- Canon EF 75 - 300 mm 1: 4-5.6 III
I know why the 75-300mm is popular, it's one of the lower priced but still OK zoom lenses, at least for entry-level photography.
But what is the 28-105mm really good for? If the kit lens can do 18-55mm, and the zoom lens does 75-300mm, do you really need a lens that covers the 55mm - 75mm ?
I realize that it has a half stop less than the 75-300mm, but it just generally seems like nobody would buy this lens. However, on amazon.com it has many positive reviews. What am I missing?