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8.4 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

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Overall 10
10

How Did I Live Without It?

Kern, Canon
4 weeks ago
  • Conclusion: I've got a number of lenses for my 5D Mark III - some from a 15 year old 30-D including a 28-200mm zoom. The old lens works on the Mark III just fine but really doesn't seem to provide the artistic effect that I wanted. So, I took the plunge and bought the EF 28-300mm IS USM lens. Boy, I am happy that I did! The new zoom lens is heavy to be sure and you'll probably want to hold the lens body as you carry it as it's a bit heavy for the neck strap alone.
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Overall 4
4.0

All in One with exception

nick-san, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Troublesome Vignetting

Carson Lawall "C. L.", Amazon
7 August 2014
  • Summary: I had been waiting about 4 years to buy this lens and upgrade to a full frame sensor, so my expectations may have been a little high. That being said, I found the lens nearly unusable at long and short focal distance (mid range was a little better) on a full frame Canon 6D. The lens had very noticeable vignetting all the way until f9. Even f7 was pretty bad. My wife, who is not interested in the least in photography could clearly see the issue.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

mlettini, Amazon
19 July 2014
Overall 10
10

Diamond in the rough.

Shooter, B&H Photo
1 July 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I expected

Joe Bruin, B&H Photo
12 June 2014
  • Excerpt: 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...
  • Cons: Heavy, Large And Bulky, Lens Creep
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Overall 8
8.0

Lens with high hopes.

konzadocent, B&H Photo
29 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great combine L-Lens

Sy, B&H Photo
28 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Tom, B&H Photo
13 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 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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Overall 10
10

beautiful lens

Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 May 2014
  • Summary: Fabulous for an all purpose lens. I hate changing lenses and this gives you a ton of flexibility. It is a very heavy lens to tote around, but for me the advantage is that no one else in my family wants to use the camera.I've used the lens in extreme cold weather (-50 celsius) with no issues on a Canon 6D. I find that it's so rare that I'm shooting with a really low F stop on this lens that I'm glad that I didn't buy the Canon 200m zoom that's 2.8.
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