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Canon 28-300 F3.5-5.6L Is USM  
User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1431 posts, RR: 26
Posted (8 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Hi all,

I am contemplating the purchase of this interesting lens.
The main reason is to eliminate the need to constantly switch lenses when moving from location to location and collecting dust spots.
Just wondering if anyone is using it for aviation or other photography and their opinions of it.
Thanks!

Cheers,
Kaz


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User currently offlineMinoeke From Belgium, joined Jan 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4670 times:

Hi Kaz,
I love this lens. You don't have to swich lenses all the time and you have great pictures. But don't forget that it's a heavy one. Just watch my pictures here on A.net.
greetings,
Wim


User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

Wim,

Excellent photos! I've heard that the push pull is a dust-magnet. What has been your experience?

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4592 times:

Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 2):
I've heard that the push pull is a dust-magnet

I have the 100-400 for 2.5 years now, no dust problem at all. Basically all zoomlenses (except shorter focal length zooms) have bits going in and out. The push-pull design allows very fast zooming, but will that cause it to act as a pump? I have not encountered that...


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

I think the dust problem only comes into play when the rear element moves alowing air from the lens to circulate into the body.

User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

Ok... I thought the question was about dust inside the lens, not on the sensor. The sensor gets dirty anyway, no matter which lens you use.  Smile

User currently offlineMinoeke From Belgium, joined Jan 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 2):

Hi Kaz,
No dust problem. Just rumours.
greetings,
Wim


User currently offlineJhribar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4553 times:

Hi Kaz,

I also happen to be a happy owner of the 28-300L as well as the 100-400L.
The dust problem is very little to none as far as I can tell from the amount of spots I can find when enhancing contrast to eliminate them in PS.

The image quality of both is excellent.
I tend to use the 28-300 from 50 mm and above. At 28mm it is better to stop down a bit to lets say F/8 - F/11 to boost sharpness a bit.
From 50-300mm its sharpness is great! From 28-50 it performs like the normal grade wide-angle EF lenses.

Also the IS on this lens is much much better than on the 100-400.

Just check my pics in the DB. A lot of them were shot with the 28-300.

rgds,

Jeroen


User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

Thanks for all the info everybody.
Now I just have to find out which place sells it the cheapest.  Smile

Cheers,
Kaz



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