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. … 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. … 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. … 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

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 USM L IS , I am using this lens for about 3 years now. The pictures are of a high quality and compared with my other canon lenses the results are much better. The only cons is the weigth of the lens. sometimes when I go in the field i do not want to carry the heavy lens. but at the end of the day I am verry happy with the lens.

  2. The optics is great. just watch out for the ball bearing of the push-pull zoom. Once it wears out, the lens will be a prime instead. And it happens more often than you think.

  3. I’ve rented this lens once for a wedding and had amazing results. Now I’m thinking of buying it and was checking some opinions online. Thanks for posting this.

  4. I absolutely love this lens! I am not a professional photographer and wouldn’t even class myself as an amateur. I am just a hobbyist with a great love for photography. (More of an ‘enthusiastic dunce’ behind the lens really). I bought this lens 3 1/2 years ago after reading numerous reviews, as I wanted a versatile lens capable of capturing all those really stunning knife sharp images we all see (and that have always eluded me.) This lens now allows me to get those previously elusive images. No need for all the hassle of lens changing and extra baggage etc., This really is an ‘all in one’ lens which is just such an absolute joy to have, covering all the focal lengths for my type of photography. (Wildlife, sports and holiday/family events etc.)
    I know it has its lovers and haters, but for me I’m firmly in the former catagory. Yes it’s quite heavy and expensive, but like anything of top quality, you get what you pay for. Ok, prime lenses are arguably better for image quality, but quite honestly, at my level, the image quality is simply fantastic and is everything I could ever wish for. (I had a couple of images printed at poster size, and they were literally crystal clear. I was absolutely blown away by how sharp they were!). Regarding its weight, with a decent shoulder strap, I don’t find this an issue.
    This in my humble opinion, is one superb lens and was worth every single penny (I bought mine second hand). My advice for anyone considering this lens is to go ahead and buy it if you can. You won’t be disappointed!

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