Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM
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First total bust on Ebay
Nick Monroe, Amazon
30 August 2013
Summary: From day one it never worked correctly and then the lens would not sink with my Canon MKII camera - sent the lens to Canon and they can't fix it because they no longer make the part - this purchase was a total loss and I had such great expectations.
Summary: I wasn't expecting much for a 10X zoom, but this lens handily beats all of the consumer and mid-grade zooms in my experience (on a 5D mark II). I'm normally not a huge fan of push pull zooms, but it would probably be very hard to accurately and quickly twist between 35 and 350mm. As it is, the slide tightness adjustment works very well, and can also be used to lock the lens in place. F/5.6 at 350mm isn't too shabby, and F/3.5 on the wide end is almost a large aperture.
Knowing What It Does Well (and doesn't) Is Important!!!
30 May 2012
Summary: It's very old, but looks and feels new, and I only paid $700. I've taken thousands of photos with it in a few months because it stays on my Canon 7D most of the time for landscape photography. I use a tripod and can pop the camera off (leaving the lens on the tripod) and handhold with my Canon 10-22 or 17-40L--then back to the tripod and the 35-350L. I'm a pixel peeper, so I've carefully learned what works and what doesn't. First, it works best in bright light.
Summary: I bought this lens used several years ago to shoot with my 30D. I've since moved up to a 5D and a 1Ds mark IIIt was an impulse buy at a local shop (I went in for a $30 reflector). I don't pull it out much, but this thing is with me almost every time I go to Fenway Park and I have gotten amazing shots. When the Bruins were honored by the Red Sox and brought the Stanley Cup to the park, I could read names on the cup in pictures I shot from 50 feet away.
Summary: Had this lens for years and it is fantastic. Works great for action shots or for casual use. Delivers some really high quality images and with a range from 35-350mm can cover more than most lenses. At 1/2 the price of the 28-300mm it is a great option that is worthy of consideration. As far as the two other reviewers claims of it weighing 5 pounds - they are very mistaken. This lens weighs 1300grams or a touch over 3 pounds (big difference to 5 pounds).
Summary: this is the best lens i have ever used!!!! it is fast and the clarity is great.... have shot with other lenes.. and none compare.... best investment you can buy in my opinion./// spend the extra dollars and get a hood....
Great value L glass for those that can't afford the 28-300mm
M. Morgan "He who hears the shema drinks the ..., Amazon
18 July 2009
Summary: This lens came out back in 1993 and was a main-stay all-in-one.....until Canon finally came out with a 28-300mm with IS fairly recently, and thus ended the run of this excellent lens. It's not always an easy lens to find, but I highly recommend any used copy if you're looking for a 10x zoom to cover a wide range. On my 40D crop body it translates into 56-560mm on a full frame....so don't expect this to get much by way of wide at all.
Summary: I feel this to be one of the most useful lenses ever built by Canon. Worthy of the Luxury (L) label it bears, the image and build quality are both excellent. This "Super Zoom" is so titled for its ability to be a "one lens fits all" solution. It comes as close to that goal as any lens probably ever will.
Summary: I bought this Lens after reading mixed reviews, and I'am extremely pleased with the photos that I've taken! The Sharpness of this lens is incredible and I have no negative comments on it! I'am sure it's not as sharp as the Canon Primes, but for me it does the job !