Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
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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
Conclusion: PROs if you only want to bring one lens 28mm to 300 mm Quality built CONs Heavy picture quality is not as good as the 70-200 Need to be at high aperture settings to get a good DOF The cons are mitigated when you unexpectedly needed that 300mm with no time to spare and in the next moment you are needing the 28mm.
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.
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
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.
Excerpt: I hesitated for a long time prior to purchasing this lens. I use it mostly on my 5D Mark III but times on the 7D. With one exception the lenses is great. I find it a bit clumsy with the push pull zoom. Otherwise after about a month using it the results are great and sharpness is near or equal to any other L series lens I have.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Zooming is awkward, but worth it for this versatile focal length range
Shelley Gammon "Geek", Amazon
28 March 2013
Summary: I already have a 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM lens by Canon - and I love it... it's super sharp, super fast with a 2.8 and so easy to use. While this lens is a couple of stops slower than my faithful 70-200 lens, the focal range is so versatile, it's usually what I take with me when I'm shooting in a venue with lots of light, because I can quickly jump from wide angle to super telephoto so quickly. The only thing I don't like is the awkwardness in which you zoom.