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

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


The Canon EF 28-300mm F3.5-5.6L IS USM  appears after the EF 35-350mm F3.5-5.6 L USM[popup_anything id=”9316″], a focal point which was and still is mainstream in the press group and among travel picture takers.

With a specific end goal to constrain the bargains in regards to optical quality at the telephoto setting the brand liked to preserve the size to a sensible greatest so it is not a small or a particularly light-weight focal point – it is bigger than its antecedent. Because of its wide focus range, the brand likewise executed a focus limiter so you can bar close distances when the AF might tend to chase all through the range.

The focal point is a Push-Pull assortment and that can be viewed as a decent or awful thing. A few people like the speed with which the Push-Pull organize permits you to zoom in and out. Others think that it is hazardous. All focal points that stretch out past the external packaging will offer a danger of “cries impact” sucking and pushing dust and different contaminants into the focal point and body. This focal point has to fix to cut off this, and it can be diminished further by utilizing a fixed camera body as well as wrapping a plastic pack around the body of the focal point in troublesome conditions. As not out of the ordinary for Canon’s ”L-series” focal point, the quality of this 28-300mm lens is quite awesome (metal body).

Another element that Canon has become better at throughout the years is Image Stabilization. It is a brilliant element that I am glad has found a home on the Canon EF 28-300mm F3.5-5.6L IS USM. The IS form on this focal point is tripod-detecting. It realizes that a tripod is being utilized when vibrations go underneath a specific level.

The Canon EF 28-300mm F3.5-5.6L IS USM is not a fast wide-aperture lens so you need a suitable amount of light to stop action, however, the IS helps a lot in shooting the un movement subjects.

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

General SpecificationCanon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length28-300mm
Camera Mount TypeCanon EF
Format Comitability35mm / Full-Frame / Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View75° - 8° 15'
Minimum Focus Distance2.30' (70.10 cm)
Actual Weight3.67 lb (1.66 kg)
Aperture Range-Wide/ Long f/3.5- 28, f/4-50, f/4.5-55, f/5-70, f/5.6-115
Focus Ring Rotation156°
Lens Hood Included?Y / EW-83G
Image StabilizationYES
Case Included?Y / LZ1324
Year Introduced?2004

Technical Specifications


With a completely open aperture, the lens indicates great focus sharpness all through the whole central length extension. Totally open full-edge sensor corners are very sharp over the greater part of the central length run yet turn out to be fairly delicate from 200 to 300mm. Obviously, ceasing the focal point down around one stop enhances general sharpness a perceptible sum, however, 200mm to 300mm corners are still the weakest at F8. By and large, you can expect great sharpness from the lens – fantastic for the central range that it covers.

Chromatic Aberration:

Chromatic aberrations (meaning the shadings at harsh difference moves) great under control for such a focal point with a most extreme around 1 pixel of the normal at the picture fringes at the ends of the zoom run.

Shading or ”Vignetting”:

Direct vignetting is likewise obvious in this central length run – amplest (under 35mm) and longest central lengths are the most noticeably bad. Obviously, APS-C bodies observe no vignetting from the Canon mount – EF- (full casing) focal point.


Not uncommon for a superzoom focal point is t distortion and it is for sure one of the 28-300 L’s shortcomings. Barrel distortion is very strong at 28mm. Barrel distortion stays at 35mm, yet it is incredibly decreased. Solid pincushion distortion is available over whatever is left of the central length extend. Users may want to keep away from straight lines (the skyline over the sea, the sides of tall structures …) showing up at the edges of a full edge picture when utilizing this focal point, put on your mind when you buy a super zoom lens that the main disadvantage that you will face while shooting is the distortion.

Buy this lens if:

The sort of photography I recommend most is outdoors, travel, and natural life photography. Inside those varying classes like an extensive variety of photographic open doors and prerequisites: everything from scenes to close-ups of objects.

It is absolutely trivial to contrast this unit with a fixed central length focal point – they are made for entirely different purposes. It resembles contrasting apples and oranges. Obviously, an FFL focal point ought to perform better, yet they are fixed focal points and this unit is a superzoom and ought to be judged against its associates. Indeed, even so, it does entirely well against numerous more unobtrusive zooms.

When traveling, people are restricted for space or weight and need a focal point that will enough consider every contingency. But, the Canon 28-300mmL focal point does all that one could seek from a focal point of this range.

I know its size may scare many people, however, it is incredible for occasions and weddings. Shoots well completely open. Smooth shading and tonal moves make it perfect for shooting both individuals and travel.

Don’t Buy this lens if:

Yes, it is overwhelming, and in the event that you are not set up to carry it does not get one. For less range and also lighter weight, you may utilize the 24-105mmL IS

The zoom range is amazing, and I find it sharp and able to handle most situations – although I don’t tend to photograph in low-light conditions.

The zoom range is astounding, and I think that it is sharp and ready to handle most circumstances – despite the fact that in low light conditions, this lens may not be the best decision to shoot with.


The Canon EF 28-300mm F3.5-5.6L IS USM is a noteworthy range zoom. Perhaps the optical quality is on a high but not outstanding level. The resolution is for the most part great with no significant imperfections. Chromatic aberrations, Vignetting, and distortions are pretty much well under control. The fabricated quality is outstanding however some dislike the push-pull zoom feature. With a somewhat uplifting mentality you ought to have the capacity to get accustomed to it however and the exceptionally smooth zoom activity helps a considerable measure in the moving stage (from routine zooms). The IS is a huge and exceptionally welcome expansion to the element list.

On the drawback, the focal point is heavy and not precisely little particularly when utilized at 300mm – not precisely a position of safety focal point.

The cost of $2449.00 on Canon store or Amazon lifts it past the scope of most beginners however this is valid for some L review focal points out there.

Walkthrough the below video to see some photo samples captured by this lens:

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

ISO 100, F/10, 2.5 Sec, Focal 28mm by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

One more thing:

Perhaps is no longer considered a new lens, but rather it is an astounding bit of kit and it merits regard, even today.

You Can Get The Lens From My Recommended Retailer: Amazon 

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  • Hi Ehab
    Thanks for sharing this great article about this Canon EF 28-300 mm,
    Sounds quite interesting, I have a regular EOS canon but I love what it does for me.
    I must say I’m not a great photographer but I have learnt how to use it the best I can for my work.
    As I’m a crafter, I really love to use this canon to take the photos of my work.
    When me and my husband go out, I use to take my camera with me, he gave me a zoom as a Christmas present and I must say I don’t use it as quite as often as I should.
    I will go and read more on your site as I’m sure you have more valuable information for people like me who wants to learn more about photography.

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