Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
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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
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.
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 the lens.At firs I saw falling few pieces of this"felt" like material, I try to open the lens, to clean it I thought is dirt.Well I end up on the table with few hundred tiny...
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. 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.
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. Due to the heavy weight, it also makes you unsteady hands to hold camera. If let me chose again, I will not buy this lens no more.
Summary: This L series lens is exactly what the travel photographer wants. Mostly. It's a perfect focal length range for a full frame camera body, it is very sharp and despite and extended focal length range does not exhibit significant barrel or pincushion distortion. f/3.5 at 28mm is not bad and the f/5.6 at 300mm is very usable. The lens has two stage image stabilization that works very well, and in my own tests gave on average 3 stops of stabilization capability.
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. Ich hätte erwartet, dass L-Klasse-Objektive von Canon sich vor allem durch Schärfe der Bilder auszeichnen. Stattdessen liegen die Werte für die Auflösung in den Tabellen von traumflieger.de fast durchgängig unter 2000 Linien.