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Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens
|Lens||Wide Angle, Telephoto|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Lens Description||300 millimetres|
|Max Focal Length||300 Millimeters|
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- Handy, compact zoom lens for versatile and easy subject selection while travelling
- Incorporates Canon's Image Stabilization (IS) technology. Diagonal angle of view is between 75 - 8°15' degrees
- Powerful ring-type USM drive provides silent, high-speed autofocusing
- Optimized to suppress ghosting and flaring, ideal for use with digital cameras
- 1 year Limited Warranty Card Included
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic||Micro-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||7.24 x 3.62 x 3.62 inches||4.80 x 2.80 x 2.80 inches||7.24 x 3.62 x 3.62 inches||7.60 x 3.70 x 3.70 inches|
|Item Weight||3.68 lbs||1.06 lbs||—||3.46 lbs|
|Lens Type||Wide Angle, Telephoto||Telephoto||Zoom lens||Telephoto|
|Maximum Aperture||3.5||4 millimeters||f/3.5||40|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 millimeters||300 millimeters||300.0 millimeters||400 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 millimeters||75 millimeters||28 millimeters||100 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||58 millimeters||—||77 millimeters|
Subject Framing Distance 28mm = 3.54' 35mm = 4.33' 50mm = 6.06' 70mm = 8.28' 85mm = 9.98' 100mm = 11.42' 135mm = 14.99' 200mm = 21.25' 300mm = 30.67'
Canon raises the stakes for professional photography with its EF 28-300mm USM ultra-high magnification zoom lens with image stabilization. This handy, compact zoom lens offers versatility, easy subject selection, and the highest optical performance in its class. The 11x zoom range covering everything from wide-angle to telephoto, and you can focus in on subjects as close as 2.3 feet. A powerful ring-type USM drive provides silent. Featuring a dust- and moisture-proof "white lens," it is designed to appeal to professional EOS photographers looking to reduce lens changes and the number of lenses they need to carry.
The lens incorporates Canon's Image Stabilization (IS) technology, compensating for approximately three stops without any perceptible increase in image blur when shooting static subjects or panning. This increases the range of circumstances in which hand-held photography is possible, limiting the need to carry a tripod.
The inner focusing ring-type ultrasonic motor (USM) converts ultrasonic vibrational energy into rotational force to deliver high-speed, high-precision, super efficient and virtually noiseless auto focusing, with good holding torque for rapid response, accurate stopping. Full-time manual override without damage to the autofocus mechanism is featured. Minimum focusing distance is just 0.7m throughout the entire zoom range.
Ready for Digital Photography
The lens shape and coatings have been optimized to suppress ghosting and flaring, making this lens ideal for use with digital cameras that are more susceptible to reflections off the recording media than are film cameras.
This lens features 22 elements in 16 groups for low distortion, high corner-to-corner resolution throughout the entire zoom range. As with all EF lenses, aperture is controlled with an EMD (electromagnetic diaphragm) for fast, quiet, highly precise control and incorporates a circular aperture diaphragm for beautifully pleasing background blur, from full aperture to two stops down.
The use of 3 Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) glass elements effectively curtails the residual chromatic aberrations that can plague lesser quality long lenses, while aspherical elements correct various kinds of aberration that occur during zooming to give the lens the unsurpassed clarity and resolving power that are the hallmark of professional L-series lenses.
The EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM features a rugged dust-proof and drip-proof construction, designed for professional photographers working in harsh environments under a wide range of operating temperatures and humidities.
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Would not recommend this lens unless you know you're going to need the variety of lengths. 28-300 is a big range and if you can use lenses with a different range (24-70, 70-200, 100-400), there may be another lens that has a wider aperture/lighter/less expensive and would suit your needs better. I will put this lens on when I don't know what I'm going to encounter but if I can limit my shooting range, will use a more targeted lens.
I travel a lot and for extended periods of time so this lens will always be in my kit as a very high quality safety lens.
Hands down, this lens is THE most versatile one in Canon's lineup. There is absolutely nothing like taking one moment to get a wide shot at 28mm of, say, a ballroom, then, in the next 5 or so seconds, zoom in and get the speaker at the podium at 300mm, standing where you are.... You really can't do that with many other lenses! Although it is an "old" design (I believe it came out in 2006?), it is tried and true. The image quality is at magazine level (in my opinion), and it is especially useful at weddings, events, and even portraits. The latter can be useful further in its range (say, from 85-300mm), where you can still achieve strong bokeh effect even at 5.6, IF the subject is at least 15' away from you.... It is especially strong outside, during the day; however, inside, it is highly recommended that you use flashes with it....
The biggest difference between the L-series and consumer level lenses is, quite simply, the image quality. The shots simply come out SO much better with an L-series lens. The images from this lens are tack sharp, even at lower shutter speeds (i.e. at a/60th or lower handheld, because of its Image Stabilization!). Although I seriously looked into mirrorless technology, I stuck with a professional-level DSLR camera, this lens, and another L-series lens, and, for the first time ever, I don't have to worry about having to take multiple shots in order to make sure I capture a clear one (even with the use of flashes).
It is not the sharpest lens in Canon's lineup while using natural light, compared with their prime lenses, nor is it light in weight (it is heavy!), but its strength is its versatility. Sharpness is very, very strong when using flashes with it.... Secondly, to take full advantage of its capabilities all day, my advice would be to not to have a neck strap on your camera when using it. Instead, place a harness on your camera body so the weight of it can be evenly distributed across your back and shoulders. Trust me, I KNOW what the former feeling was like in having a neck strap on the camera body, carrying this baby around all day for a wedding; the result was my back was hurting after the event....
All in all: If you can overcome the lens's heaviness, along with having the mindset of using its full zoom range whenever you use it, you will be able to capture AWESOME moments! However, don't take it everywhere with you!! Because of its sheer size, it definitely attracts people to look at you while you are using it, almost like a Bentley that drives up (LOL).... Other than that, it is a GREAT lens, tried and true, and reliable!
All of that being said, when you are carrying only one lens, then this is as good as it gets. The lens certainly lives up to its L designation and it is a far better lens than two other all-in-one lenses, the EF 28-200mm USM (which is a 19 year old design) as well as the EF 28-135mm, which both are discontinued.
There is a bit of distortion at the wide end, but that is not a significant drawback for me, as I don't often find structures in the viewfinder when walking around with this lens. What particularly impresses me is the sharpness across the focal range. On a recent walk I captured a neighborhood cat with a 300 mm setting, and I must say the lens is as sharp as a cat's whisker! The sharpness is obviously aided by the image stabilization, as the picture was shot at 1/250 second. The street scene is meant to show that at 28 mm you can isolate a subject (here the needles on the bush) when shooting at close distance with a large aperture. I must also mention that autofocus is quite rapid at the long end (at f/5.6) even in light that the camera determines (in Auto ISO) to need ISO 32,000!
If you can afford it and are strong enough to carry it, then this is a great lens as long as you respect its inherent (minor) limitations.