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Why not many 28-300L users?

 
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Apr 29, 2009 14:51 |  #46

I thought about buying this lens before. IMO having that range in one lens would be very nice for some situations like travel photography. The weight doesn't bother me in the least, and considering the 28-300mm range the price seems reasonable. A Canon L lens kit that covers that approximate range will exceed what the 28-300mm sells for and add to more total weight to pack around. Even though there were some appealing aspects in the end I decided that the IQ was the deal breaker for me.

I can see how for some people the lens would be a perfect fit, at least for certain jobs.


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May 22, 2009 18:26 as a reply to  @ post 1933702 |  #47

I have owned this lens for a year and it continues to impress me. The push pull was strange at first compared to a 70-200l, but now after using it so much, the 70-200 feels somewhat awkward and slow (push pull is so fast to frame). There is a big improvement in image quality using this lens on a 5DM2 vs. a cropped sensor (40D) for some reason. I started using this lens on a 40D and I was happy, but when used on a full frame (5DM2) the true capability of the lens is realized. I have done my fair share of pixle peeping at 100%, and I can't see any real issues with this lens. I believe this lens compares closly to the 70-200 in image quality IMHO and is on my camera 80% of the time. Jack of all master of none can be said about all zooms when comared to primes.

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May 22, 2009 18:44 as a reply to  @ dylan111's post |  #48

And of course, a Duck image.


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May 22, 2009 22:11 |  #49

I agree I own one and I can bet 2/3 of the bashers have never used one.

It's not any heavier than carrying 2 camera with lens covering the same distance. I use my at racing events there is no swapping lens back and forth.

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I still cannot udnerstand the bad rep that 28-300L gets from people. Here are couple of shots, no PP due to lack of knowledge :D




  
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May 23, 2009 07:52 |  #50

I had one for about a year. It is a good lens, a little distortion on the wide end but nothing serious. I sold it because evey time I had it on the camera it seemed that I needed something wider or longer. Nothing against the lens, I just seem to shoot allot at extreme focal lengths.


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May 29, 2009 10:01 |  #51

I am definately getting the 28-300. But I will get it used for about $1800 so I don't feel bad about passing the 70-200 2.8 is for it. I don't like to change lens or carry around a lot of pricey equipment. I think this lens will suit me fine; even though I only weigh 115lbs.


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Jun 16, 2009 13:37 as a reply to  @ Proacura's post |  #52

This lens is terrific. Yes, it's a bit on the heavy side, but so is the cumulative weight of the two or three other lenses you'd need to haul around to encompass the same focal spectrum. And with the 28-300 it's all in one chunk, no extra bag needed as a walk around.

So far as I'm concerned the AF is fast & accurate and the push/pull mechanism is mastered quickly, though let me rush to add that I do prefer the zoom ring mechanism.

The IQ is just fine. True, you give up an f-stop lor two for the convenience of a single lens, but it's got IS which really makes a big difference.

I bought mine used (in LN condition) and spent little more than what I would have on a new 70-200L IS.

It's my regular walk around and travel lens. I'm no weight lifter and yet I don't find this lens cumbersome so long as a good strap is used.

I highly recommend the EF28-300L IS USM if you can spring for the hefty pricetag. Those who talk about the $369 alternative Tamron as a reasonable (and lighter) "instead option" are not as discerning/demanding as they might be about their IQ.


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May 11, 2010 21:21 |  #53

Superb lens. People who talk about it being "jack of all trades, master of none", dont know jack. LOL. It's everything I expect of an L n more.




  
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May 11, 2010 23:25 |  #54

Not sure if this has been covered but I know this is a really popular red carpet lens.


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May 11, 2010 23:31 |  #55

NorCalNomad wrote in post #10165328 (external link)
Not sure if this has been covered but I know this is a really popular red carpet lens.

Check the OP :)


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May 11, 2010 23:36 |  #56
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It's expensive.. hella expensive..
and heavy. Held one in a store just last month..

Personally, I didn't like the push-pull either, especially with that much weight, but then a couple lenses in the bag adds up to it ;)
Aperture on the wider end doesn't appeal to me too much, but then otherwise IQ is great and the range is WOW.


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