Canon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 USM L IS EF Review Round-Up


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Photo Zone:

The Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 USM L IS is an impressive extreme range zoom. The optical quality is on a very high though not exceptional level. The resolution figures are generally very good without any major flaws. Vignetting, CAs and even distortions are very well under control. The build quality is exceptional though some may not like the push-pull zoom design. With a little positive attitude you should be able to get used to it though and the very smooth zoom action helps a lot in the transition phase (from conventional zooms). The 3rd generation IS is a significant and highly welcome addition to the feature list. On the downside the lens is heavy and not exactly small especially when used at 300mm – not exactly a low profile lens. The price lifts it beyond the reach of most amateurs but then this is true for many L grade lenses out there. Unfortunately the lens is no longer a one-size-fits-all solution on APS-C DSLRs but nonetheless it remains an interesting lens for lots of applications. So if you can live with its limitations and the price tag it is surely worth a deeper look! READ FULL REVIEW

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Digital Picture:

Because of its super long focal length zoom range, the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens has a super long list of uses. The 28-300 L is the best Canon do-everything-with-one-lens lens available. The Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens covers most of the most commonly used focal lengths in a single lens. The Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens reaches the heavyweight class in my personal opinion (3.7 lbs). It is not huge in size, but definitely feels substantial in your hand. With its huge range of available focal lengths, the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens is going to get pictures for you that you might not otherwise have captured with any other set of shorter focal length range lenses – because of the effort/time required to carry/change lenses. Travel photography is an excellent use for the 28-300 L as you often do not know what will be encountered on a trip to somewhere new to you.READ FULL REVIEW

Luminous Landscape:

It’s big, it’s heavy and it’s expensive. All aspects of performance at the wide end of the lens’ focal range are modest, though it improves to quite decent levels at mid and long focal lengths. I am certain that there are photographers who will find that this lens’ performance meets their needs, and for whom its physical and financial challenges are acceptable. But for many photographers two separate high quality zoom lens may well prove to be a preferable solution.READ FULL REVIEW

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