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EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
Photo: Canon (UK)
11x zoom L-series quality Image Stabilizer Minimum focusing distance 0.7m Full-time manual focus Dust-proof, drip-proof construction Circular aperture diaphragm E-TTL II distance metering Lens coatings optimised for digital cameras Content and images originally posted by TwoBoy
 TwoBoy's review
I wanted a good lens with a wide range and this is what I got.
This Canon 28~300L is a lens which meets most requirements considering its range. It is not quite as sharp as the 100~400L IS USM but that is to be expected with an 11x zoom, however its still very sharp. I personally use it for game (wildlife) as opposed to birds where my subject is much bigger but then I have still managed to get some good shots with it of Marabou Storks - see http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/showphoto.php/photo/33408/sort/1/cat/500/page/1
It would also be very useful to people who photograph in zoos where distances are generally much closer.
The AF is excellent as is the IS. One gripe may well be the weight but it is built like a tank to last. Unlike some other Ls you cannot use tele-converters with it.
Its a case of horses for courses. I would still buy it again as it does suit my purposes. This is a lens you need to learn - once you find your way around it you will grow to like it more and more.