RG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
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I have a 100-400 and just ordered a 28-300, which I should receive in January .
I can't tell you how it behaves - yet - but from the research I did (plenty!) it seems to be a marked improvement over the 100-400 in terms of zoom action (push-pull, you get used to it) and most importantly for me, the IS.
There are a couple of photogs here who use it, it would be nice to know first-hand about its performance.
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DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1405 posts, RR: 16 Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2391 times:
I use a 70-300mm DO IS lens, that has had mixed reviews. For me it does the job, but if I were to go out and spend the money again, I might be tempted to pay a few hundreds pounds more and get the 100-400 L IS.
Other than not wanting to spend that much, the main criticisms I have of the 100-400 is that a lot of the time I am close to aircraft and have difficulty fitting them in the frame at 70mm, let alone 100mm. The other thing is, if you're shooting through a mesh perimeter fence, the diameter of the lens is such that you get a dark line running across some part of the shot.
Brettdespain From United States of America, joined May 2005, 178 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
Thanks everyone for your comments. Very informational.
I do most of my shooting from within an airplane so I'm a little leary of swinging around a large lens in a small space. My other concern is that I'm limited on the amount of camera gear I can take with me. Because of that, I'm looking to pack a single lens with a good range that will give me normal to telephoto ranges with the Canon 10D. My first impression is that the 28-300mm IS L would fit the bill, but would empty my bank of other bills
Minoeke From Belgium, joined Jan 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
If you want to see some pictures, just search under my name (wim callaert - Brussels aviation photography). All pictures taken since august 29th 2004 are with the 28-300L lens. I can assure you that it's a great lens.
Jhribar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
I'm the happy owner of a 28-300 L and I must say it's a real "allrounder".
Just browse through the database to see some results.
Most of my shots from the past year I took with this lens (I added a comment about the lens most of the time).
The main advantage of this lens is the great flexibility you get.
Shooting 300mm approach shots on one runway and 28 mm side-ons only seconds later on the taxiway without changing lenses!
Cloning dust particles away is history with this lens
1.) great zoom range
2.) good optical performance
3.) no lens changing needed
4.) it's an "L"
Of course there are some cons as well:
1.) its price
2.) you have to stop down a little more at 28mm to get best performance...from f/7.1 will do.
Nevertheless if you have $2500 to spend and you need a versatile lens, this is probably the lens you want to buy.