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Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:51 am

Anyone using this lens? I'm thinking that is going to be my next lens purchase. Would love to hear what others have to say about it...
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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:30 am

I havent used this lens but the reviews are good for the most part. The downfalls being mostly price related. I have used the now discontinued 35-350mm L. It offers good quality with a huge zoom range.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...p?product=217&sort=7&cat=27&page=3
 
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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:17 am

Yeah, I haven't figured out yet if I'm going to whore myself out to 100 fat chicks for $22 each or 10 really fat chicks for $220 each to pay for this.  Smile

The main things I am curious about...how is the sharpeness when fully zoomed? What happens when you put a 1.4 converter on it? I have the 100-400mm right now as my primary lens. I love it, but it is no longer a good match for the airports that I commonly shoot at since I went digital. It's also soft once I get above 350mm.

It'd be nice to put a lens on my camera and leave it on...
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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:26 am

Brick,

There's a review of the 28-300 L here:

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses/canon_28300_3556/index.htm

I was looking at getting one of these lenses but considering the price and some negative feedback, I didn't bother. Its a very expensive lens for what it is.

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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:22 am

Quoting Brick (Reply 2):
What happens when you put a 1.4 converter on it?

Sadly you cant use a teleconverter with this lens only an extender.


I am not the best at photprocessing but all of my pictures on this site were taken using this lens apart from the MD-80.

I hate to disagree with Darren but I think its worth every penny and is at least as good as a 100-400 but perhaps not quite up to the 70-200mm. But if you want the flexibility this lens offers by having an 11x zoom you will not be disappointed. Its also dust and moisture proof.
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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:33 am

Quoting CJA (Reply 4):
Sadly you cant use a teleconverter with this lens only an extender.

Hmm. Actually, you can try to put a Kenko or Tamron Tele Converter on the lens. But the Canon Extenders won't fit.
 
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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:57 am

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 5):
Hmm. Actually, you can try to put a Kenko or Tamron Tele Converter on the lens

Thats interesting, do you know that these will work?
 
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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:43 am

I use this lens as well and I am quite happy with it.
I travel a lot and sometimes I have to pack my suitcase very selective.
In that case this is the lens I will take with me.

It produces very good results for the 50-300mm range.
The 28-50mm range is good to go from F/7.1 I'd say.

Sure, the 70-200L will perform a bit better, but sometimes flexibility is priceless.

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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:55 am

I had the pleasure of Meeting (Bailey) when he was here in Sydney last as i was struggling with my kens at the time he offered to lend me his lens which was the 28-300L i took a truck load of shots with it and have to say the quality and sharpness is just as good as the 100-400.
Here is some of the images i took on that day .
Thanks once again for the use of the lens Keven.

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Plenty more from that day but I'm sure this will help you see the quality .
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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:41 pm

Quoting Brick (Reply 2):
I have the 100-400mm right now as my primary lens. I love it

28-300L = 2200 USD

30D + 24-105L = 2445 USD

30D + 17-40L = 1875 USD

30D + 24-70L = 2345 USD

Are you sure you want to buy the 28-300L instead of a second body AND a L series lens?

j

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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:09 pm

Quoting Javibi (Reply 9):
Are you sure you want to buy the 28-300L instead of a second body AND a L series lens?

I can't say it is very nice to hang around with two bodies. I did that last June, and it wasn't confortable.

-Aero145

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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:13 pm

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 10):
Javier, have you sold the 20D?

No, I now hang around with two bodies  Smile

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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:25 pm

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 10):
I can't say it is very nice to hang around with two bodies.



Quoting Jhribar (Reply 7):
sometimes flexibility is priceless.

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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:17 am

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 10):
I can't say it is very nice to hang around with two bodies. I did that last June, and it wasn't comfortable.

Well, with the 500mm, I wouldn't have it any other way. You dont put that lens on the camera, you put the camera on the lens. Two bodies is the only way to go. I attended two airshows and suddenly it struck me with a vengeance  alert  "You need another camera body!"
 
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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:47 am

Two bodies is deffinatley the way forward.

I am just waiting to see what Canon release in the one series next.

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RE: Canon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L Is USM

Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:00 am

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 13):
Well, with the 500mm, I wouldn't have it any other way. You dont put that lens on the camera, you put the camera on the lens. Two bodies is the only way to go. I attended two airshows and suddenly it struck me with a vengeance alert "You need another camera body!"

What about having one body with the 50-500? Big grin

Just joking. Yes, you need more than two bodies for an airshow with aircraft from (for example) the sizes An-225 to C152.  Smile

Nevertheless, the 28-300 is told to be pretty good, but I don't need it. Maybe it is for you, Brick, but it's pretty heavy. Heavier than the 70-200 2.8 IS AFAIK.

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