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8.6 out of 10

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

A handy, compact zoom lens for versatile and easy subject select Read more

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Versatile, L-Series Quality, Heavy

WildShooter, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
  • Cons: Heavy, Heavy As F, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

Well worth the cost

Bob, Amazon
22 March 2014
  • Summary: This lens was introduced to me by a fellow professional photographer on a photo safari in Africa. Its good and true.
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens!!

Beesbite, B&H Photo
15 March 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Not Yet Maybe Later -
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens But VERY Heavy

MFB123, B&H Photo
21 February 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

an unbelievable lens

George the surfer, B&H Photo
28 January 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

AWESOME Lens

Harvey Quackenbush, Amazon
17 January 2014
  • Summary: I have really enjoyed using this lens at Christmas. You don't go "unnoticed" when you have it attached to your camera though. When you see in the reviews that this lens is HEAVY, believe it. I knew this going in, so I was somewhat prepared. I am now looking for a camera sling to help alleviate the weight while not in use. The normal camera strap that goes around your neck isn't enough.
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Overall 8
8.0

Heavy but all in 1

MB, B&H Photo
13 January 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

Was disappointed and not what I was expecting from a Canon product.

Susan B Brim, Amazon
31 December 2013
  • Summary: Did not take a sharp picture and auto focus locked up at least once. Tried lens for 2 weeks and didn't improve with use. I currently use a Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM which is a faster lens, but wanted one that was more versatile and had more power.
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Overall 10
10

On lens...

John K., Amazon
25 December 2013
  • Summary: If you want to own one Canon EF Professional zoom lens, this is the one that you want to own. Excellent piece of equipment!
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Overall 10
10

One of my favorite lenses!

Laua Mahoney, Amazon
10 December 2013
  • Summary: Although this lens is heavy, it is my primary walking around lens. It does fall off a bit at the extremes and is isn't great in dim light, it is by far my favorite lens. I rented it twice before purchasing it, so I was aware of the weight. I good camera strap will help with the heft of it and it works great on a tripod.
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