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CanonEF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens
 
4.7

(based on 169 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (136)
  • Strong construction (126)
  • Durable (102)
  • Consistent output (81)
  • Rugged (78)

Cons

  • Heavy (122)
  • Lens creep (11)
  • Poor in low light (11)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (98)
  • Sports/action (95)
  • Wildlife photos (86)
  • Weddings (44)
  • General purpose (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (50), Semi-pro photographer (50), Enthusiast (16), Casual photographer (12), Professional (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (93), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Over a Year Later...This is The G*d Lens

I wrote a review prior, saying that if G*d him/herself needed to make one lens to rule them all...it would be this lens.

I know that sounds a...Read complete review

I wrote a review prior, saying that if G*d him/herself needed to make one lens to rule them all...it would be this lens.

I know that sounds a tad dramatic. I don't much care for hyperbole either, so bear with me here.

A long lens--over 200 mm is my idea of a long/longer lens--is designed for shooting subjects at a distance. Generally, we get hemmed in with long lenses. They are too big/heavy for walking around, they limit us by being unable to shoot items up close that suddenly present themselves, they have odd filter sizes that make using filters expensive or difficult.

After my initial review of a trip to Four Corners--the American Southwest as a photographer's dream--I reported that this lens was brilliant. It shoots wide and sharp one second, then zooms to grab a passing roadrunner or other creature the next. It does so with beautiful, sharp captures, it works well in low light, it takes a 77 mm filter, so it plays well with so many of my Singh-Ray filters, and it's not inordinately heavy (it his heavy, just not crazy-heavy, but I'm 6'3" so it's all relative).

In any case, I have since used it for a number of wildlife shots, as well as for a trip to Finland where I got some amazing northern lights (however most of the Finland shots were captured with the incomparable Zeiss 15 mm).

The point is, I have now probably taken in excess of 2000 shots with this lens. Dawn, dusk, rain, snow, the whole gamut. It wears a Lens Coat cover, and it even fits in my shoulder carry bag when mounted on my camera. It has image stabilisation, it is tight and compact for carry and makes it in my carry on every-time, so it *never* has to travel in checked baggage.

It takes amazing pix. It goes from wide angle to pretty decent zoom, it's a Canon white L series, so it has decent weather proofing and it just takes gorgeous pix, especially if you use it on a tripod.

Of all the pricey lenses I've bought, this one sees the most use because it has aspects of specialization at both ends of the focal spectrum, wide and zoom.

Usually when something tries to specialize in two opposite things, it fails miserably at both. In this case, a Higher Power touched earth with the power of genius and creation when the Canon engineers rolled this one out.

It.
Is.
Amazing.

If you're havering about buying it, I can say, as a photog who has bought lenses he later regretted buying, that you will *never* regret buying this one, even if you use your rent money and have to live on the street for a month. It's really that good.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Versatile but not top grade images

I am an amatuer enthusiast who lands some pro sports gigs, I used this with a 7D to photograph motocross Nationals. I bought this to use on pro gigs to replace my AF-S...Read complete review

I am an amatuer enthusiast who lands some pro sports gigs, I used this with a 7D to photograph motocross Nationals. I bought this to use on pro gigs to replace my AF-S 18-200mm f3.5 zoom.Positives: I bought this since it promised to be an extremely versatile lens, which it definitely is. With my APS-C, it is effectively nearly 500mm. It is also VERY rugged. I hoped that as a white L-series it would provide the kind of razor-sharp, abberation-free images I saw produced from pro MX shooters. However, read on.Though versatile in focal length, it is way too heavy to be a all-around carry lens. Nor was I able to warm up to the push/pull zoom, very awkward and hard to operate the locking ring and zoom under race pressure. But the biggest disappointment was that I was not able to get the razor-sharp images I sought. In fact, I can't say the images were especially better than those from my AF-S 18-200mm. At F/3.5, this lens was also no faster. Ultimately the AF-S 18-200mm is still my go-to walking around lens. I wound up selling the 28-300mm at a significant loss. Apparently it is not treasured among pros. (I need to research better next time!) I replaced it with a 70-200mm f/2.8L I saw all the pros carrying. I love it, see my review there. I also wound up with a 24-70mm f/2.8L for wide angle.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every penny

By Xplormac

from Va

Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

Just bought this lens and it lives up to the hype in all the other reviews. I would definitely recommend this lens.

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5.0

An excelent toy

By Photos.Desilva

from Monterrey. NL

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

It is an excellent lens that captures stunning images, Canon is warranty

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4.0

Iexcellent lens

By Rene Omar

from Miami Florida

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy
  • very expensive

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

Excellent lens. It's an all in one great for travelling. This lens goes from rides glee to 300 zoom. Very sharp . The only problem is that is too heavy. I wish it would be lighter,

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5.0

Over a Year Later...This is The G*d Lens

By CdnChris

from Canada

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Amazing Focal Range
  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Not Heavy But Weighty

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Night Photography
  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

I wrote a review prior, saying that if G*d him/herself needed to make one lens to rule them all...it would be this lens.

I know that sounds a tad dramatic. I don't much care for hyperbole either, so bear with me here.

A long lens--over 200 mm is my idea of a long/longer lens--is designed for shooting subjects at a distance. Generally, we get hemmed in with long lenses. They are too big/heavy for walking around, they limit us by being unable to shoot items up close that suddenly present themselves, they have odd filter sizes that make using filters expensive or difficult.

After my initial review of a trip to Four Corners--the American Southwest as a photographer's dream--I reported that this lens was brilliant. It shoots wide and sharp one second, then zooms to grab a passing roadrunner or other creature the next. It does so with beautiful, sharp captures, it works well in low light, it takes a 77 mm filter, so it plays well with so many of my Singh-Ray filters, and it's not inordinately heavy (it his heavy, just not crazy-heavy, but I'm 6'3" so it's all relative).

In any case, I have since used it for a number of wildlife shots, as well as for a trip to Finland where I got some amazing northern lights (however most of the Finland shots were captured with the incomparable Zeiss 15 mm).

The point is, I have now probably taken in excess of 2000 shots with this lens. Dawn, dusk, rain, snow, the whole gamut. It wears a Lens Coat cover, and it even fits in my shoulder carry bag when mounted on my camera. It has image stabilisation, it is tight and compact for carry and makes it in my carry on every-time, so it *never* has to travel in checked baggage.

It takes amazing pix. It goes from wide angle to pretty decent zoom, it's a Canon white L series, so it has decent weather proofing and it just takes gorgeous pix, especially if you use it on a tripod.

Of all the pricey lenses I've bought, this one sees the most use because it has aspects of specialization at both ends of the focal spectrum, wide and zoom.

Usually when something tries to specialize in two opposite things, it fails miserably at both. In this case, a Higher Power touched earth with the power of genius and creation when the Canon engineers rolled this one out.

It.
Is.
Amazing.

If you're havering about buying it, I can say, as a photog who has bought lenses he later regretted buying, that you will *never* regret buying this one, even if you use your rent money and have to live on the street for a month. It's really that good.

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5.0

Simply awsome, but not for everyone

By RC

from México

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

Simply awsome. Excellent performance under different light conditions (better if attached to a 40D or higher camera). Versatile as the wide angle and 300mm could be.
However is not for every one, since it is heavy and you need to be inshore in order to manage the weight under sport or social event situations (Not recomended for regular/family vacations).

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5.0

This really is an outstanding lens

By CdnChris

from Ottawa, Canada

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Lens Creep

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

I bought this lens for a trip to the American southwest, where I'd be shooting the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and a variety of other vista landscapes.

I'm a perfectionist who really likes to use the proper lens for the application, and I was wondering if there really is a one-perfect-all 'rounder lens. If God needed one lens to represent creation, I'm pretty sure he/she would choose this one. It's sharp wide open, the focal length is stunning in its range, its weather sealed, tough and really, not so heavy for me. I'm a die hard tripod user, but this is one of the few larger lenses I will shoot handheld, as it is light and compact enough to have perfect balance in the hand.

The defining experience for me was shooting in the slot canyons of Page, Arizona. I travelled 5000 kilometers to get there, had one, 2-hour tour inside the canyon, and found that the pace and crowds inside the canyon made it like a Tokyo subway platform at rush hour. The upshot is, there was one chance to get it right, with tours bustling and bumping into you constantly.

Lens changes inside the canyon are risky because of all the canyon dust being constantly kicked up, so picking one lens for the whole tour and sticking to it is key. I had a Zeiss 21mm on my Canon 5Diii. The Zeiss makes *gorgeous* images, but it is limited by it's having a single fixed focal length. I also had the Canon 16-35 mm, a great lens for landscape work, but which is pretty broad/wide angled.

At the halfway point in the canyon, you go outside before turning around. I took advantage of this and quickly changed out the wide angle Zeiss for the Canon 28-300 in my backpack. The 28-300 gave me variable focal lengths to really maximize capturing the sharply contrasting features of the canyon. It gave incredible bokeh on zooms of small details on the canyon walls, and plenty wide focal length to capture the majesty of the large "cathedrals" as the rooms inside are called, with the ability to instantly zoom to 300 mm.

Sharp detail, great autofocus speed and beautiful bokeh are features that all combine for a tough, L-series lens that really can do general purpose better than any other lens I've ever seen or used. Pack a 1.4 or 2x teleconverter in your backpack and you can quickly have a very acceptable birding lens for travelling (hard to get monster bird lenses in carry on baggage in airplanes).

Is it the best wide angle lens out there? No. Is it the best 300 mm tele? No, a prime 300 mm is sharper. Is it infinitely more versatile than carrying both a wide angle prime and a 300 mm prime, having to switch them out often to suit suddenly changing circumstances? Absolutely.

And that's what you're paying for here. Exceptional versatility that does a number of things extremely well, as opposed to the limitation of a lens that does only one thing perfectly.

This is an ideal, pro-level lens for travelling light. If you travel with masses of kit, then by all means bring all your inventory. But I like to travel light and to keep my lenses all with me in carry on baggage. This exceptional, rugged little beauty (and it IS little compared to the 100-400 Canon) takes care of 90% of your lens needs on a photo trip. A perfect travelling lens. Pair this with a teleconverter and pop a 50 mm prime lens in your bag, and you cover 95% of the photo situations you'll encounter on a photo trip.

And also, I use this now to shoot 90% of my wedding photos. It's that good.

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2.0

All in One with exception

By nick-san

from San Bruno Ca

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Lens Creep

Best Uses

    Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

    This camera is too heavy and with the extending lens very awkward to take on a several day vacation. I thought this lens would cover the wide angle and telescopic problem I had but it does not. I'd rather carry my 16-35mm and 70-200 lens when on vacation.

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    5.0

    Diamond in the rough.

    By Shooter

    from Kaunakakai, Hawaii

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Night Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

    The first day I used this lens for several hundred photos and every photo was usable. Since 2007 this lens has gone up in price and may increase in the near future. If you want versatility from 28 to 300 on a full frame or 400 plus on a crop this is the lens to invest in. Best quality L glass with IS 1 and 2 increasing 3 stops and auto focus at this price is amazing. The build quality to last and so far no dust or moisture problems in the lens. Sent this lens once after dropping it during warranty and California fixed the damage quickly. Seven year old lens and it looks and works like brand new. In my opinion Canon built this lens and priced to low. This lens could go for 3000 plus as photographers realize the need for versatility and durability. The speed in good lighting is plenty fast. And in low light a flash will produce tack sharp images. Back ground blur Bokeh are very nice. I use this lens for weddings, photo journalism, business, personal use. If you cannot afford the line of L class prime lens then get this at the current price. Wait and you may have to shell out more. Acquiring this as a must have first lens is an excellent choice. And add Low light prime lens like the 35 1.2L, 50 1.2L, and whatever else you want.

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    3.0

    Not what I expected

    By Joe Bruin

    from Seattle, WA

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Large And Bulky
      • Lens Creep

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

        I bought this lens because Scott Kelby touted the virtues of a 28-300 mm zoom being the "all-in-one" lens because of its versatility. With hindsight, however, this is the one time I should have rented the lens or at least visually inspected it before making a purchase. While I am SURE it's an extremely well-made lens - I am a huge fan of Canon products and their quality - it was just way too heavy and way too large for my purposes, and would have been very cumbersome to travel with. I even had difficulty using it with a tripod because the lens would "settle" even after the knobs couldn't be tightened any more - thus ruining my composition. It got to the point where I had to "factor in" how much the weight of the lens would cause it to creep by "aiming high" before tightening the knobs. While sturdier tripod equipment might have helped minimize or eliminate this problem, the tripod and ball head I currently use are pretty darn good. If I really need to "shoot long" and want a zoom, next time around I think I'll consider a 70-300 mm lens because of the weight difference. The bottom line is that I lost track of what I actually need and unthinkingly relied too much on Scott Kelby's recommendation. I shoot mostly architectural and landscape images, so should have been thinking "wide" instead of "long." For this reason, I returned the 28-300 mm lenses and will be purchasing Canon's 16-35 mm zoom.

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        4.0

        Lens with high hopes.

        By konzadocent

        from Flint Hills of Kansas

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

        Only having the lens for a couple weeks, I have been using it for landscapes and shooting prairie wildflowers. My main reason for selecting this lens is use for shooting birds from a blind such as the greater prairie chicken. This won't happen until next spring but by having it this early will give me the chance to be able to use effectively. I would recommend my friends buying this lens.

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        5.0

        Great combine L-Lens

        By Sy

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

        Captured an amazing images and easy to use. It was a heavy L Lens. But the weight was not an issue for me as long as I don't need to carry multiple cameras or lenses. This one does at all.
        Worked well with my M3 and 7D.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great lens

        By Tom

        from Usa

        Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

        I bought this lens after trying different all in one lens. It is simply the best lens out there. The disadvantage of it weight are over looked by the incredible pictures it takes. It is a must have lens.

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        5.0

        Excellent Lens - EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L

        By WarrenTB

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

        I'm using my lens for sport photography and I'm really happy with it. Very versatile and fast, allowing me to capture great images whether I'm panning or focusing on a stationary subject.

        I wish the lens movement was smoother as the manual barrel movement is a bit clumsy at times.

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        4.0

        Versatile, L-Series Quality, Heavy

        By WildShooter

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Heavy As F
        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

        Used this lens on safari in Kenya with my 5DMkIII. Very versatile throughout the range for shooting wildlife in good light, but I found it a bit short for birds. Fantastic for big animals like elephants at a distance, and as they come close in. You'll definitely want a good monopod or clamp mount for a prolonged days shooting from a vehicle, and if you're on foot, you need a shoulder sling to distribute the weight. When coupled with the Kenko 1.4x TC, autofocus performance suffered in low light (to be expected), and a monopod or tripod became a must. Bokeh isn't as good as I'd hoped for either. The push/pull takes a little getting used to, but after a few days it felt completely natural. Not a substitute for the 300mm prime, but a versatile L-series zoom if you can handle the weight.

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        5.0

        Great Lens!!

        By Beesbite

        from Woodbrdige, Virginia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Not Yet Maybe Later -

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

        I shoot wild life, mainly from my car and this give me the Versatility I need, from the ground birds to those in the trees.

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        4.0

        Great Lens But VERY Heavy

        By MFB123

        from Evansville, IN

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

        Quality is excellent as expected for a Canon EF lens. Knew that lens was going to be somewhat heavy from other reviews, but it still was heavier than I expected. Not a good choice for hauling around on a hike.

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        5.0

        an unbelievable lens

        By George the surfer

        from Ocean City, MD

        About Me Casual Photographer

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

          I am a total ameuter…. so the key for me was a lens that made me look like a pro, and one that I could use for everything from pictures of the kids in the house, to movies of the kids playing all types of sports to surfing. The range of this lens is amazing. I actually never plan on taking it off, since it covers everything from close up to far away. It's an amazing purchase that far exceded my expectations. Pay the $$$ and get pictures for the rest of your life. You only live once so remember it well!

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          4.0

          Heavy but all in 1

          By MB

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

          This is a solid all 1 zoom. For a lot of the stuff I shoot, I never have the time to be swapping out lenses. The aperture is certainly a factor for interiors but I'm really trying to keep my work at 5.6 or higher most of the time. The other thing I don't like is that because the barrel slides to zoom, when you put the camera with this lens on a strap, it slides down. Better to get a strap that attaches to the ring mount I think. Sharpness on the edges and light levels on the edges falls off as you approach 300mm but it's not bad. Sometimes I even keep the effect in there. I own the 24-290 Angenieux for motion picture work and while this lens isn't as sharp or fast, it's amazing how well it compares - at 1/40th the cost and 1/3 the weight.

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          5.0

          Heavy but excellant for clairty

          By Chuck

          from Panama City, FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

            Since the lenses is heavy holding it steady for shots over 100mm requires a solid grip with elbows tucked in close to your body.
            I use it on my Canon 5D. It also fits my Rebel 400D which makes the lenses versatile.
            The price may drive you away, and in my case I sprang for it and have no regrets .

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            4.0

            Great lens

            By Gene

            from Centeral Wis.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Lens Creep

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens:

            I hesitated for a long time prior to purchasing this lens. I use it mostly on my 5D Mark III but times on the 7D. With one exception the lenses is great. I find it a bit clumsy with the push pull zoom. Otherwise after about a month using it the results are great and sharpness is near or equal to any other L series lens I have. This weekend I tried it inside with flash during a Hmong New Year's festival and I could not have been more impressed and pleased with the results. It is heavy but this does not bother me It is similar to my 70-200, 2.8. Detail, sharpness and color is impressive.. The lens speed at this point has not been a problem, either indoors with a flash or outdoors shooting nature. Great lens.

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