Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by luis_relampago, Nov 17, 2007.
I am just wondering what is the your opinion on this glass? any feedback will be appreciated!
Never used it, don't even use canon but I can give you this:
Sharpness is average, but then it is a superzoom, vignetting and CA are well under control, it's almost distortionless and the build is apparently excellent as you'd expect from an L series lens.
ok, I did play with it a bit.
first of all, it is a little monster in terms of size and weight
of course the focal range makes it very versatile.
but from my impression it is not as good in terms of image quality as other L-lenses. In particular the distortion at the extreme ends and CA are not perfect.
The L-primes are a different class compared to this one.
But I should not rant about the lens all the time, for the huge focal range Canon has done a very good job here!
hey! all those test-images were made in my city!
Always wanted to take some images of those buildings myself ...
If your looking to carry just one lens, I doubt there is one that can compete with the 28-300 in terms of range and performance. A bit short on the wide end for a crop sensor, other than that it seems solid. It is an L; so I doubt it's a lemon. That's a HUGE range to put into one lens. There are trade-offs, but I think most people can live with it. The only complaint I have heard of is that it is a bit soft wide open. Not too bad if you consider stopping it down a bit.
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