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Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens – When Changing Lenses is Not an Option ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📍

May 21, 2013

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 “L” IS USM Lens – When Changing Lenses is simply Not an Option, this quality “L” Stabilized Lens does it All. The added benefit is the exercise you will receive when coupled to Canon’s 5D3 or 1DX, add a bracket-grip, which is always attached for protction and secure-gripping, and the package is a bit over 6 pounds.

Canon raises the stakes for professional photography with its EF 28-300mm USM ultra-high magnification zoom lens with 3-stop image stabilization. This handy, compact zoom lens offers versatility, easy subject selection, and the highest optical performance in its class. The 11x zoom range covering everything from wide-angle to telephoto, and you can focus in on subjects as close as 2.3 feet throughout the entire zoom range. A powerful ring-type USM focus drive provides silent, extremely rapid focusing. Featuring a dust and moisture-proof “white lens,” it is designed to appeal to professional EOS photographers looking to reduce or eliminate lens changes, and reduce the number of lenses one needs to carry.

Canon One Lens One Digital Body. What makes this Lens compelling for our professional purposes, is the combination of the incredible zoom-range of 28mm to 300mm with Image Stabilization, housed in a robust housing Lens, delivering very high Optical Performance, in a “hand-held” package, albiet a heavy (3.6 pound) package. Many Professionals that are at events that we are also cover, carry several Canon Camera bodies, each mated with different lenses. I prefer to “travel lightly” utilizing this 11x lens mounted onto a Canon 5D3. We really do not like to change lenses “on field.” If having 2 Cameras is necessary, and sometimes it is, my second lens is Canon’s 16-35mm f/2.8L Lens mounted on the 2nd Canon 5D3, offering very wide angle perspectives.

Canon EOS Proofessional Service. Oftentimes not discussed is eaquipment service. On occasion I have had the need for service of our lenses and digital cameras, inlcuding routine tune-ups and cleaning. When taking tens of thousands of images, particularly when the venues are out-doors often times, Canon Service was as good as it gets in getting the work done properly, on-line tracking of the processes, and promptly receiving the items back.

⚫ We joined Canon CPS, Canon Professional Services, at a nominal annual fee, which provides expedited services and over-night return of the item being serviced. Be cautioned, that several of the other Popular Brands’ service is terribly slow, and on occasion, the “repaired” items are simply not fixed properly, requiring a re-send to service.

Image Stabilization. The lens incorporates Canon’s Image Stabilization (IS) technology, compensating for approximately three stops without any perceptible increase in image blur when shooting static subjects or panning. This increases the range of circumstances in which hand-held photography is possible, limiting the need to carry a tripod.

Super Fast and Accurate Auto-Focus. The inner focusing ring-type ultrasonic motor (USM) converts ultrasonic vibrational energy into rotational force to deliver high-speed, high-precision, super efficient and virtually noiseless auto focusing, with good holding torque for rapid response, accurate stopping. Full-time manual override without damage to the autofocus mechanism is featured. Minimum focusing distance is just 0.7m throughout the entire zoom range.

Lens Design is Ready for Digital Photography. The lens shape and coatings have been optimized to suppress ghosting and flaring, making this lens ideal for use with digital cameras that are more susceptible to reflections off the recording media than are film cameras.

Precision Optics. This lens features 22 elements in 16 groups for low distortion, high corner-to-corner resolution throughout the entire zoom range. As with all EF lenses, aperture is controlled with an EMD (electromagnetic diaphragm) for fast, quiet, highly precise control and incorporates a circular aperture diaphragm for beautifully pleasing background blur, from full aperture to two stops down.

Canon employs the use of 3 Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) glass elements effectively curtails the residual chromatic aberrations that can plague lesser quality long lenses, while aspherical elements correct various kinds of aberration that occur during zooming to give the lens the unsurpassed clarity and resolving power that are the hallmark of professional L-series lenses.

Environmental protection. The EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM features a rugged dust-proof and drip-proof construction, designed for professional photographers working in harsh environments under a wide range of operating temperatures and humidities.

Details of Lens Design. Lens Construction (group) 16 Lens Construction (element) 22 No. of Diaphragm Blades 8 Minimum Aperture 22-38 (1/3-stop increments is F22-40) Closest Focusing Distance 0.7m Diagonal Angle Of View 75 degrees – 8 degrees 15′

Filter Diameter 77mm Maximum Diameter x Length 92mm x 184mm Weight 3.7lb/1,670g The Zoom Lens EF28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM replaces the EF35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM released in 1993.

This new lens offers an extended zoom range at the wide-angle end and incorporates an Image Stabilizer (IS), which compensates for approximately three shutter speeds, allowing the handheld capture of shots that would otherwise be blurred by camera shake.

Canon’s EF28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM delivers high-contrast, high-resolution images for which Canon’s L-series is renowned. A combination of advanced optical technologies, including UD (ultra-low dispersion) and aspherical lenses, work in concert to achieve a high zoom ratio of approximately 11x while effectively correcting for a variety of aberrations that can occur when zooming. Featuring a new optical design, the lens makes possible a minimum focusing distance of just 0.7 meters throughout the entire zoom range.

Other Lens features include a circular diaphragm for improved background blur, and a hardy water and dust-resistant construction, ensuring professional users unfailing performance under even the most grueling of conditions. In consideration of the environment, this lens model uses only lead-free glass elements.


Product Name: Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens. Author: JimW.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📍 Star Rating by Jimmy

Available Retail Price: $ 2,555. (Canon List: $4,300)


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