Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
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Buy the 70-300L instead
22 April 2015
Summary: I really wanted to like this due to it's range but the 70-300 is much better clarity wise and 1/2 the weight. I read the reviews on this being heavy but wanted to muscle through it hoping it wasn't as bad as described...well it was that heavy.
I have to say that the 2 stars are for my disappointment rather than the lens quality
Sonia j, Amazon
19 January 2015
Summary: I rarely rate a product so low and before you read on, I have to say that the 2 stars are for my disappointment rather than the lens quality. I was extremely excited to see this kind of range on a lens.
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
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.
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.
Excerpt: I bought this lens few years ago, well is not to bad.Is a bit soft but at that range is to be expected.In low light is very slow, and the focus is hunting forever. However for general work I use it very often.The biggest complain is the "felt" ring used like a "ferodo" what is getting tight or loose...
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable
Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
Summary: 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.
Pros: IS very efficient, Sharp, AF fast, can check quality on www.buyphotoarts.com check wildlife Latin america., But Had todo huge post prod to clean the shots.
Cons: Its bone structure Push pull too long, too strong , too powerful like a dyson vacuum cleaner., No dust proofing
Excerpt: I am a professional photographer, a president of the Photograph Society of Los Angeles. I had a lot of canon lenses, this is the most worst one I ever had. The price is supper high, weight is very heavy, picture comes out are not sharp at all.
Summary: Ich war knapp davor dieses Objektiv zu kaufen, da mir der Zoombereich für das Fotografieren auf Reisen ideal zu sein schien. Als ich aber die Testergebnisse auf traumflieger.de angesehen habe, war ich über die Werte etwas erschüttert.