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Canon - EF 28-300mm f3.5-5.6L IS USM AF Zoom Lens
Quick Overview |
• A handy, compact zoom lens for versatile and easy subject selection while travelling, etc. The highest optical performance in its class, plus the convenience of focusing as close as 2.3 feet over the entire zooming range. A powerful ring-type USM drive provides silent, high-speed autofocusing, plus the wide zooming range provides an easy, enjoyable picture-taking experience.
1) Lens Hood EW-83G
2) Lense Pouch LZ-1324

SportsShooter Member Rating | 9.17
List Price | $2499.00
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Layne Murdoch Photographer
Flower Mound | TX | USA
Comments | [11/18/09] I shoot around 70 NBA games a year. This lens has been a blessing for strobed action. I set up 4-6 remote cameras on one end of the court and use one body with this lens on the near court. I can cover the entire court from where I sit as opposed to changing cameras in the middle of a fast break and missing shots. Had to send the lens in because of back focusing issues at first but have been very happy ever since. Even makes a good 2nd camera lens for brightly lit football games.
Rating | 9

Brian Cripe Photographer / Assistant
East Lansing | MI | USA
Comments | [11/13/09] I just borrowed this lens from CPS and for strobed sports it rocks! Sure, it's a little heavy and the push-pull took some getting used to, but for it's versatility it can't be matched. I got shots that others were unable to because I was able to follow the play and not worry about switching bodies on a fast break. My new favorite basketball lens - awesome for volleyball and hockey too. If you're on strobes, do yourself a favor and give it a try - on a 1.3 crop body (1DmkIII) it is sweet. Sharp when stopped down (5.6-6.3) and quick focusing with good contrast/color.
Rating | 10

Craig Melvin Photographer
Olean | NY | US
Comments | [05/10/08] I'm going on my third year with this lens and it rocks. I only shoot WWE with it ringside, usually at 7.1, (strobed) but I do shoot wide open with it. A killer NHL, NBA lens on strobes also. Push me/pull/you zooms are the best. Craig Melvin
Rating | 10

Scott Pilling Photographer / Assistant
Raleigh | NC | USA
Comments | [03/30/08] I have been using this lens for about 6 weeks now and I find it to be one of the most versitile lenses I have ever used. I love the zoom range it offers. It is quick on foucsing. The push/pull zoom is easy to adapt to. This lens is IDEAL for working indoors with strobes!! I recomend this for any staff photographer that shoots with lights in indoor arenas!!! A+++ lens. The price is a bit high end but then again it replaces having to use multiple bodies and multiple glass...
Rating | 10

Ron Scheffler Photographer
Hamilton (Toronto area) | Ontar | Canada
Comments | [03/08/05] I don't own the lens, but have had it on loan from Canon for a couple weeks. I've shot a few different kinds of events with it, and so far I'm generally impressed with the results. The good: no need to change lenses - sharper than I expected - great color and contrast - good flare suppression - AF on moving subjects (people running on a heavily overcast day) was quite good (using a 1D MarkII with firmware 1.1) - amazingly close focusing, including at 300mm - IS works great. The bad (well, more correctly - the not so good): large and heavy (but what do you expect?) - barrel distortion at the wide end is pretty noticeable - chromatic abberation is also a potential issue at the wide end - not as sharp as a shorter L zoom such as the 70-200 2.8L - rather slow lens (f/stop) and resultingly dim viewfinder (but again, what do you expect from this kind of range?) - more difficulty for the AF to pick up low contrast subjects in poor light due to the f/5.6 max aperture.... and as noted in the other reveiw - it's expensive, but it does fill a niche. Whenever you consider a lens such as this it's always about compromises. You get versatility but lose some critical sharpness. It's an ideal lens for many purposes, but if you need to produce the sharpest images possible, and can carry around the extra gear necessary to do so, I would recommend against this lens. Otherwise, it's a really fun lens to use.
Rating | 8

Keith McArthur Photographer
Beale AFB | CA | USA
Comments | [02/23/05] I've had this lens for 6months now and it rarely leaves my camera for a long period of time. I havnt had any focus problems and the 2.3' focusing is great. Push/pull zoom takes some getting used to as well as the zoom tightening ring. Also, this lens is perhaps too expensive.
Rating | 8

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