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The super long focal length zoom range makes it useful for a variety of uses, including portraits, sports, landscape, etc.

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Pros

good optical quality considering the large focal/zoom range

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weather-sealed (like most new L-class lenses)

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non-rotating front element

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L class - Canon's highest level lenses, best build quality and optical performance available for the money

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great do-it-all lens - massive focal zoom range covers most standard focal lengths, saves potentially vital time, very convenient

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tripod sensing image stabilization for up to 3 stops of improvement on or off a tripod - intelligently changes image stabilization method to match use, essential on a slower lens such as this

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USM - fast and quiet AF

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Cons

large and heavy - 3.7 lbs

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variable aperture (F/3.5-5.6) cannot compete with professional fixed primes or smaller range zooms - poorer in low light situations, cannot isolate subjects with DOF as well

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apparent light falloff (vignetting) and softness in corners at varying focal lengths on full frame

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optical quality is weak compared to smaller zoom range lenses and primes, as is expected for a super-zoom

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strong distortion at almost all lengths

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The Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM is an extremely wide range lens that serves an optimal solution for consumers who require a wide range of focal lengths to work with. The super long focal length zoom range makes it useful for a variety of uses, including portraits, sports, landscape, etc. Critics have noted that the unit is quite heavy, though. They also noticed that it’s a push/pull zoom, which they say makes it difficult to keep the lens stable. On the bright side, these lenses supposedly have a good zoom tension, not to mention Image Stabilization, tripod sensors, and a wide-open aperture. Additional features include an ultrasonic motor AF system for fast/quiet focusing, and a 77mm filter size.

Features
  • Wide-Range Lenses
  • All Focal Lengths in One Lens
  • Heavy / Burdensome
  • Push/Pull Zoom
  • Thorough Tension
  • Image Stabilization
  • Tripod Sensors
  • Wide-Open Aperture
  • Fast/Quiet Focusing
  • NOT COMPATIBLE w/EF 1.4x Extender
  • NOT COMPATIBLE w/EF 2x Exender
  • Removable Tripod Collar
  • Removable Lens Hood
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