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Opinions On The Canon 28-300 L Is Lens  
User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9144 times:

Hi guys,

do you think the new Canon 28-300 L IS lens is any good for aviation photography. Is the quality comparable with the 100-400 L lens...

I almost bought a 100-400 L lens to replace my current 75-300 IS lens, but as I have also the 28-135 IS lens I really like the idea of the 28-300 which mean that I don't have to change lenses anymore (reduce the risk of sensor dust).

Any opinions or experiences with that lens? I know is more expensive than the 100-400.

As always, thanks for your help in advance.  Big grin


Tobias Rose - Hamburg (HAM/EDDH) & (XFW/EDHI) - Canon EOS D60 - ICQ: 235621277 - MSN: Tobias.Rose@gmx.de
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User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 611 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9084 times:

I am very interested in that lens too, I am not sure if it's out on the market here in Sweden yet but I really hope so.
It's a great range for aviation photography, especially at airports like
AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA and AMS.


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9064 times:

I would spend some time researching this lens over at the DPReview Canon SLR lens forum: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1029

There are many helpful and knowledgable people there, but most seem interested in flowers, birds, and insects rather than our beloved heavy metal.  Smile

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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2825 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9056 times:

The sample i tested was soft and suffered from chromatic aberration. 100-400 is of a much higher quality than this! This lens is pretty much designed for travel photographers who shoot in harsh condition and cant afford to change lenses a lot!

It is nowhere near as sharp as a 100-400/70-200! Very overpriced also! I would only get this if it was priced at £500ish.


5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9041 times:

Now that you mention it Chris, I remember reading of other peoples CA problems with this lens. Some complained of it's softness as well.

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