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

ef28-300_35-56lisu
Review Date: May 18, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: All zoomdistances in one lens without hasseling with lens changes and dust, sharp
Cons:
Weight, on my 5D with grip I thing it's around 3kg.

We're into photographing vessels up and around the river Scheldt and used an 24-105F4L and an 70-200F4L (sometimes with the 1.4 MK2 extender) but got tired of changing lenses and the dust in my 5D (which really attracts dust) and ran into a second-hand version of this lens.

Took my changes and replaced the 70-200 with this one and never took it off. It's sharp (atleast as sharp as my 70-200) all the way. Distortion on the edges is in my opinion not as bad as with the 24-105L although I never go below F8.

If you buy it new it's a pricy thing but imho worth every penny!

The pumpzoom instead of the twist zoom is something you hate or love. I wasn't to happy with it but it's a mather of getting used to it.