Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

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It's a Very Heavy Telephoto Lens

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM LensThe 3.67 pounds will make your arm start hurting after shooting for only a few hours, particularly when using the push pull when it becomes long and you extend your arm lifting all that weight. However its a great all-around lens, especially when you're not in the mood to make several lens changes. Perfect as a lens to travel with and a terrific lens to walk-around with even though it weighs a lot.

Think of all the reasons you need such a big zoom range from just a single lens? Is reason you just choose to carry less equipment or don't want to take the time to swap lenses or you simply want a big lens?

The best way to travel it is by only bringing along fewer lenses, also in many circumstances, you just won't have time to switch the lens to only photograph some once upon a life time shot. Additionally if your have a tight schedule, changing lenses repeatedly will cut into the pleasures of your sightseeing. This is the key! Your main thoughts should be what you are planning to use the particular lens for and then choose a lens that fits in with highest priority.

If your need is for a lens to use in low light, this is not it. If your main objective is to shoot in low light situations like concerts and weddings , then get the 70-200mm IS f/2.8 or the 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM lens. If you can handle the extra weight you don't have a desire to constantly be changing lens then buy the 28-300. It's a convenient, compact zoom for easy and versatile scene selection while walking around or travelling . Optically It has the highest performance within its class, along with the convenience of being able to focus as near as 2.3 ft. throughout the overall zooming range. A powerful ring-style USM drive delivers high-speed, stealth auto focusing, and the wide zoom range offers an enjoyable, effortless picture-taking encounter.

The lens delivers the high-resolution, high-contrast, images Canon L-series are known for. An amalgamation of advanced optical engineering, including aspherical and ultra-low dispersion (UD) lenses, work in harmony to acquire such high ratio zoom of about 11x while successfully correcting for an array of aberrations which can occur while zooming.

Other included features are a diaphragm that is circular for better background blur, robust dust and water-resistant build, ensuring professional users dependable operation even in the most grueling environments. And, in respect of those situations, this version uses only glass elements free of lead. Like every L series lens, this one is extremely solid. It may feel somewhat bulky and large to those who have never used an L series lens before. The added bulk comes from higher glass quality more durable materials such as metal vs. plastic.

Following is a list of superzoom lenses, used for 135 format in SLRs or for APS format in DSLRs. The minimal factor used here is 5 or more. ✓

Alternative Superzoom Lenses
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Canon EF-L 28-300 f3.5-5.6 IS USM
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G DX VR
Nikon 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6G DX ED VR II
Nikon 28-300mm F3.5-5.36 G ED VR
Nikon 80-400 f4.5-5.6 D VR
Phoenix 28-300mm f/4.0-6.3
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS
Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 DG EX DG APO
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Sony Nex 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Alpha E
Sony Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony SAL70400G 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM
Tamron 18-200 f3.5-6.3
Tamron 18-250 f3.5-6.3
Tamron 18-270 f3.5-6.3
Tamron 28-300 f3.5-6.3
Tamron 28-300 f3.5-6.3 VC
Tokina 28-300mm f/4-6.3
Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length28 300 mm  
Stabilization type Yes (Three stops)  
Camera mount Canon EF  
Angle of view 75 - 8 15'  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F3.5 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0 - F38.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 8  
Aperture annotations Circular aperture  
Total Elements 23  
Number of Groups 16  
Minimum focus distance 0.70 m (27.56")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.3 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Ring-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight1670 g (3.68 lb)  
Lens diameter 92 mm (3.62")  
Overall length 184 mm (7.24")  
Sealing Yes  
class="label">Lens ColorWhite  
Zooming method Push/Pull Type  
Power zoom No  
Zoom lock switch Unknown  
Filter thread size 77 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code ET-83G  
Tripod collar included Yes  



Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

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