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Jun 20, 2013 09:55 |  #16

i had a 28-300 and while it is a nice lens, it weighs a ton and has some vignetting at that your other lens wont have. I would keep what you have.
The main downside to the 28-300 over the weight is the zoom control, it is a sliding barrel design which sucks and the lock is hard to control. It's either too tight to slide or to loose to stay put.


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Jun 20, 2013 10:04 as a reply to  @ tewlman's post |  #17

The main downside to the 28-300 over the weight is the zoom control, it is a sliding barrel design which sucks and the lock is hard to control. It's either too tight to slide or to loose to stay put.

yep, i saw that issue in the reviews. that's why i'm hopefull to play with the lens first and see if i like it. now, if i can find somebody that will lend it to me for a day :)

You never did say whether you were on a crop or FF camera nor a budget.

i'm on a crop body - t1i. as for budget, you can figure it based on the new price of 28-300 ;)




  
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Jun 20, 2013 10:27 |  #18

powerhousefan wrote in post #16046912 (external link)
i would say that i find myself using the 24-70 a lot more than the 70-300. so i would say that's a little concerning. the 70-300 is usually for the fast moving shots around the track (car races). given i now have a 1 year old kid i don't get out much to the track :)

Then why on earth would you want to consolidate these two lenses into one? Keep what you have.


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Jun 20, 2013 10:30 as a reply to  @ powerhousefan's post |  #19

If you are on crop, why don't you get pick up a 18-135 STM for travel and times you would not want to swap lenses much. Then keep the 24-70 for when IQ is really important. The money save could upgrade your mediocre 70-300 for the out standing 70-300L.


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Jun 20, 2013 10:40 |  #20

powerhousefan wrote in post #16048324 (external link)
yep, i saw that issue in the reviews. that's why i'm hopefull to play with the lens first and see if i like it. now, if i can find somebody that will lend it to me for a day :)

i'm on a crop body - t1i. as for budget, you can figure it based on the new price of 28-300 ;)


But is that with or without selling your other two lenses. Since you said that you were consolidating the amount you can get for the brick and the other is more than half of the cost of the 28-300. :confused:


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Jun 20, 2013 10:44 |  #21

you can rent the 28-300 from http://www.borrowlense​s.com (external link)


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Jun 20, 2013 11:50 as a reply to  @ tewlman's post |  #22

But is that with or without selling your other two lenses. Since you said that you were consolidating the amount you can get for the brick and the other is more than half of the cost of the 28-300.

that budget is w/o selling any of the current lenses.

you can rent the 28-300 from http://www.borrowlense​s.com (external link)

will check with my car buddies first, positive one of them has this lens. if not, then will certainly rent it out and give it a try. thanks for sharing the link.

If you are on crop, why don't you get pick up a 18-135 STM for travel and times you would not want to swap lenses much. Then keep the 24-70 for when IQ is really important. The money save could upgrade your mediocre 70-300 for the out standing 70-300L.

haven't considered this idea but is actually a good one. need to try the 18-135 lens and see how if fits my needs.

Then why on earth would you want to consolidate these two lenses into one? Keep what you have.

i'm hoping my situations improves in the next year and i get out more often. as my son gets older, i see my family traveling a lot more and getting back to the old hobbies. i guess that's why i'm not in a big rush to change anything - doing my research first. :)




  
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Jun 21, 2013 16:45 |  #23

I have also been looking into the 28-300 Canon. I have a Tamron version, and I am not happy with it. It is very much out of focus at the 300 end, and partially out of focus on the 28 end. Didn't notice it until I pixel peeped. That'll teach me.

But there are some excellent people on this group who have the Canon 28-300, and I have asked one of them to post a test pic at 100% crop, and it was in sharp focus. The Tamron is good (if you get a good one) as it is a lot lighter than the Canon, but it seems very hard to get one that focuses well. A search of the net will confirm that. I was tempted to go to a brick and mortar store and test out their stock of Tamrons until I got a working one, but since I have seen the 100% crop on the Canon, I am saving up my funds to get the Canon.

I have had several lenses, and, like you, don't want to keep changing lenses, and missing an photo because having the wrong lens on the camera. My only difference is that I am on a full frame camera (5D3), but you would need to think about the 28-300 on a crop is more like 39-450, so it definitely isn't wide angle at that point.

I do have a 16-35mm L, 24-105mm L, 70-200mm F2.8 IS II, 100mm L Macro, 50mm F1.4, and that Tamron. I recently sold most of my non-L lenses as I didn't use them any more. I have considered selling the 70-200 to help finance the 28-300, but just can't bring myself to get rid of the 70-200, as it is a fantastic lens. I have thought about carrying the 16-35, and 70-200 as the main kit, but of course that misses the 35-70 range. Even if I got the 28-300, I'd still need the 16-35 for really wide angle.

So, I too am in a dilemma, not the same, but a variant on it. X-Tan on another thread here has been really good, and he has posted tons of excellent photos that he has taken with the Canon 28-300. There are a couple of good posters on that tread. You should take a look. The link is: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=16047692

Good luck on your quest.
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Jun 21, 2013 17:20 |  #24

it's a shame that there is not a smaller 28-300 to match the nikon's version. If I'm out on a bright sunny day, I wouldnt need anything else. At night, I could use my supplemental primes.


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Jun 21, 2013 17:24 |  #25

Charlie wrote in post #16052934 (external link)
it's a shame that there is not a smaller 28-300 to match the nikon's version. If I'm out on a bright sunny day, I wouldnt need anything else. At night, I could use my supplemental primes.

You could just pick up a crop camera and a superzoom for those times. Does the 28-300L really compete with say a Tamron 24-70 VC and 70-300L combo in IQ anyhow? (I don't know and am just asking)


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Jun 21, 2013 17:27 |  #26

FEChariot wrote in post #16052950 (external link)
You could just pick up a crop camera and a superzoom for those times. Does the 28-300L really compete with say a Tamron 24-70 VC and 70-300L combo in IQ anyhow? (I don't know and am just asking)

no it wont compete with the IQ, but it wont matter too much if I'm shooting outdoors in good lighting. Consider for travel, it would be nice as heck to bring 1 lightweight lens, preferably under 1KG.


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Jun 21, 2013 20:10 |  #27

If you want light weight and flexibility consider a Fuji X-E1 with their XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 IS and XF 55-200 f/3.5-4.8 IS which gives you 27mm - 300mm all of which is half the weight of large DSLR with the two lenses you have.

And if you feel inclined as I did get a fast prime at f1.4.

By the way I missed if you were shooting FF or Crop?


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Jun 21, 2013 21:15 |  #28

I'm not saying that you should or not to replace your current lenses with 28-300L, as you are only one know the correct answer by heart.

The simple fact 28-300L is the best all-in-one professional lens from Canon money can buy so far.

Myself after got my 1st prime lens 135L, I'm rather heading to a different direction: I'll use only prime lenses for all my travel need for the next 10 years. But I'll keep my 28-300L anyway.

Good luck whatever with your decision


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Jun 22, 2013 12:09 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #29

i'm currently using crop (t1i) but am looking to upgrade to ff.

thanks for all the feedback guys. i'm going to try the 28-300 either through a friend or a rental place before committing to the shocker price :)




  
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Jun 22, 2013 12:30 |  #30

you're on a crop body...get the tamron 18-270mm VC USD...it's half the weight of your "heavy" 24-70mm...

in my mind if you use the 24-70mm 75% of the time...it makes no sense to add on double the amount of weight for 25% of the time...just get faster at taking lenses on and off...:)


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