I am like many photographers in that I never leave home without a camera, and I will always have something on me even when I have nothing particular in mind to photograph or if I am out an about with the better half.
I like to have the opportunity to photograph a whole variety of subjects, after all I never know what I will find, and after a lot of searching I came across the Canon 28 – 300 f3.5 – 5.6L IS lens. Being a profession L series lens I knew the build quality would be superb, I knew the image quality would be superb (although not as sharp at the long end as other lenses I own) and I knew that it would be ideal for wide angle shots (although not ultra-wide) as well as picking out subjects in the distance.
The Canon 28 – 300 f3.5 – 5.6L is a big and heavy lens, but given the focal lengths this is to be expected. It is also an expensive lens, but given it is several lenses all rolled in to one, and means you can travel light (and not have to carry several lenses or change lenses out in the field) it is well worth the money.
Many people criticize the Canon 28 – 300 f3.5 – 5.6L IS lens’ image quality, and I struggle to see why. Sure, there are sharper lenses out there (although this is a sharp lens) and it does suffer from slight fringing and distortion at the extremes (easily fixable with photo editing software) but you won’t notice this unless you go pixel peeping on the computer, and what real world customers do that? That’s right – none.
If you want to see what the Canon 28 – 300 f3.5 – 5.6L IS image quality is like below are a few photos for you:-
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