Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
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The quality is great, but it's just too heavy to be an all-day carry l
8 July 2011
Summary: Great images, very nice range, horrible weight, and expensive. I had the Canon 18-200mm EF-S IS and that one was better IMO because it wasn't heavy, and the images were very very good. This thing is a beast to carry around. It's "OK" when carried on a sling, but I'm missing my 18-200 that I sold to get this upgrade.
Conclusion: I am a professional. I shoot NFL, NHL, MLB NCAA and news as well. I REALLY wanted this lens to work. I used it on a new 7D. I tried night football, hockey and indoor basketball. All network television lighting. I was surprised that it worked out well in football and at hockey the Overall diameter was small enough to get through a whole in the glass (unlike a 300 f2.8) However, the shortcomings at basketball were far too great. It is just too slow at 5.6 to be useful.
Summary: more scraches than expected, even the ring to manual focus is very heavy.So the total for the lens was average not really a very nice "like almost new lens. Also the lens connection plate has bumps from fixing the lens to the camera. So in my opinion it has worked a lot.
Summary: I sold my 70-200 f2.8L IS USM lens to purchase the 28-300. Although the lens is extremely versatile with its zoom range, it is nowhere near as sharp as the 70-200, even when using a tripod or image stabilisation . I expected a little difference, but the difference is so great, that I after a year of soft sports images, I am contemplating dumping the 28-300 to once again get hold of the brilliant 70-200, which although is less versatile, but gave fantastic results.
Conclusion: Mycket stort bränviddsomfång, vet inget annat objektiv med 10x zoom. Byggkvaliten är L-klass, ingen billig kinaplast.
IS fungerar bra och är nästan ett måste vid 300mm.
Vikten är en nackdel, måste ha monopod för att kunna orka släpa runt på denna en hel dag.
Bildkvaliten är inget speciellt. Bländare 5.6 på 300mm är också en begränsning.