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

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Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
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Initial Price: 
$2680
  • Three-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Super Spectra coating
  • 8 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Dust-proof, splash-proof construction
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

From wide to telephoto with just one lens. The flexibility of an 10.7x zoom range, combined with the quality of Canon's L-series glass, make this lens the ultimate tool for photographers on the move.

  • 10.7x zoom
  • L-series quality
  • Image Stabilizer
  • Minimum focusing distance 0.7m
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Dust-proof, splash-proof construction
  • Circular aperture diaphragm
  • E-TTL II distance metering
  • Lens coatings optimised for digital cameras

The professional photographer's superzoom.

A true all-in-one lens
With a zoom range covering everything from wide-angle to super-telephoto, Canon's latest professional series is designed for professional photographers looking to limit lens changes and reduce overall kit weight. Perfect for photojournalists and those shooting on the move.

Three-stop Image Stabilizer
The IS technology built-in to the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lens provides a three-stop advantage in low light conditions. This enables slower shutter speeds to be used without incurring blur from camera movement – useful when a situation does not permit the use of a tripod or flash. If the lens senses the photographer is panning to follow a moving subject, it switches off IS in this direction.

Ultrasonic focusing
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Perfect for digital
Lens shape and coatings have been optimised to suppress ghosting and flaring, making the EF 28-300mm ideal for use with digital cameras. When fitted to DSLRs with an APS-C size sensor, the lens has an equivalent focal length range of 45-480mm.

 

Precision optics for high image quality
Beautiful contrast, low distortion and high corner-to-corner resolution is evident throughout the zoom range. An EMD (electromagnetic diaphragm) gives fast, quiet, highly precise aperture control. A circular aperture diaphragm affords pleasing background blur.

Reviews

"The Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 USM L IS is a fairly recent (2004) addition to the Canon lens lineup. It is the successor of the EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6 USM L, a lens which was and still is popular in the press community and among travel photographers. Most users will surely appreciate the extra reach at the wide

Post date: 06/02/2012 - 23:27

"The Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens is a variable maximum aperture zoom lens. Maximum aperture starts at f/3.5 at 28mm, narrows to f/4 near 50mm, to f/4.5 near 55mm, to f/5 around 70mm and finally to f/5.6 approximately 115mm. Slightly annoying to me is that AV and M modes gives two clicks for f/5 at 70mm. These maximum apertures indicate that the 28-300 L is not a "Fast"

Post date: 19/06/2009 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$2680
Release Date: 
06/2004
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Ring USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
28 - 300mm
Internal zooming: 
No
Angle of view: 
65° - 6.83°
Zoom Ratio: 
10.7x
Max Magnification: 
0.3x
Lens construction: 
22 elements in 16 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0 - 38.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.70m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 3-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
92.0mm
Length: 
184.0mm
Weight: 
1,670.0 g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
77mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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