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

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  1. luis_relampago

    luis_relampago TPF Noob!

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    I am just wondering what is the your opinion on this glass? any feedback will be appreciated!
     
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    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!
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    hey! all those test-images were made in my city! ;) :)

    Always wanted to take some images of those buildings myself ...
     
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    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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