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Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM 35mm Zoom

4.22 star rating
                      4.22 / 5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $2500.00
Focal Length : 28mm - 300mm | Max. Aperture : f/3.5-f/5.6  | Focus : Autofocus  

  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length28mm - 300mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5-f/5.6
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    MountCanon EF
    Closest Focusing Distance27.6 in
    Picture Angle8.25 - 75 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size77 mm
    Groups / Elements22 Elements in 16 Groups
    Diameter3.6 in
    Length7.2 in
    Weight59.2 oz
    Product ID21924014

Product Description

A handy, compact zoom lens for travelling, etc. The highest optical performance in its class, plus the convenience of focusing as close as 2.3 feet over the entire zooming range. A powerful ring-type USM drive provides silent enjoyable picture-taking experience.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eraneran a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2010

Strengths:    Great outdoor or well lighted scenery, will cover all my photo needs, from family to profesional sunjects. nice macro. All lenses in one lense

Weaknesses:    Heavy wight(all the lenses in one), heavy in price :) The wife jokes that i need this zoom to prove... ;)

Bottom Line:   
to a range example:

A macro Sample with the lense:

The most tele:

The most wide:

depth of field:

One for sunset (always like it):

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ores808 a Casual

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2009

Strengths:    From 'hither' to 'yon', this thing is remarkably flexible and incredibly sharp (a little tricky wide open at 300).

Weaknesses:    NONE (I read a lot of reviews where the biggest complaint was weight. Come of folks, this thing probably doesn't weight any more than that water bottle you lugged around all day. Go the gym.

Bottom Line:   
Spend the last 3 months touring Europe with my 5D Mark ii with 2 zooms and a prime. I got grew increasingly weary of 1).trying to guess which lens to bring each morning, 2). bringing the wrong lens and missing half of the shots or 3), bringing 2 or 3 lenses and fumbling around trying to change them ..... usually missing the shot in the mean time. In the mean time, my back of 'stuff' broke my back. In the had a lot of money tied up in lenses and i guess i wasn't smart enough or patient enough to "get it right". Returned to the States last month. Bought the Canon 28-300 and left for Tibet. Have spent the last 2 weeks walking around Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Macau and the Pearl River Delta. Every night when I get home, I download the results. Holy Cow, I mean H-O-L-Y COW! How did Canon put all of this in one lens !! I am just amazed. All of my other stuff is going on eBay.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by roger doger a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2008

Strengths:    IQ
Only one lens

Weaknesses:    I guess weight

Bottom Line:   
This lens is heavy but not as bad as all the reviews would make you believe. Image quality seems about as good as 24-105 L and 70=200 L f4.

Nice to only have one lens to worry about.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   bh photo

Similar Products Used:   none

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by laurent harari a Professional

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2008

Strengths:    IS very efficient
AF fast
can check quality on www.buyphotoarts.com check wildlife Latin america.
But Had todo huge post prod to clean the shots.

Weaknesses:    Its bone structure Push pull too long, too strong , too powerful like a dyson vacuum cleaner.
No dust proofing

Bottom Line:   

I bought it because where I shoot ( Desert and mountains) I have to be extracareful when I change lens ( dust, sand) are killers. Solutions ?
Get only one lens !!!
Beautiful machine on the paper.
So beautiful that I bought it, but it has a huge problem:
the pull and push structure of the zoom makes it a real dust vacuum
which makes it useless for outdoor photography.
DO the TEST while pushing and pulling bring the lens to the ear and listen
you'll hear the air sucking. this is a vacuum cleaner.
Besides that great

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by longships a Expert

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2006

Strengths:    Focusing speed, zoom range, fantastic image stabilisation.

Weaknesses:    Push pull zoom, lack of sharpness, price. Not very good for sports photography.

Bottom Line:   
I sold my 70-200 f2.8L IS USM lens to purchase the 28-300. Although the lens is extremely versatile with its zoom range, it is nowhere near as sharp as the 70-200, even when using a tripod or image stabilisation . I expected a little difference, but the difference is so great, that I after a year of soft sports images, I am contemplating dumping the 28-300 to once again get hold of the brilliant 70-200, which although is less versatile, but gave fantastic results.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Similar Products Used:   Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS USM

Type of photography:   Sports

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