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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-16-2009, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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New lens - 28-300mm

This lens will fit quite nicely into my needs which will be weddings, horse shows, kids baseball games, portraits and car races.

It's a Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS L USM. For the money ($1750) and considering the range and what all I can use it for, it's perfect. Very sharp at both ends too.


It's a push-pull like the 100-400 in that it goes from this:



to this:



And from this:


to this:



Fuggin unbelieveable range. Taking it to Watkins Glen here in about two weeks for the Grand Am race, can't wait!


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Re: New lens - 28-300mm

Sweet, but wouldn't it have been almost the same cost to get the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO and the 24-70 f/2.8? I dunno, I guess I just don't see a huge value in being able to zoom from wide (assuming full frame) to super tele. I either know I want to shot something widish or I know I want to shoot something tele.
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[quote author=azazel1024 link=topic=145273.msg3129495#msg3129495 date=1242656614]
Sweet, but wouldn't it have been almost the same cost to get the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO and the 24-70 f/2.8? I dunno, I guess I just don't see a huge value in being able to zoom from wide (assuming full frame) to super tele. I either know I want to shot something widish or I know I want to shoot something tele.
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at sporting events, you can't plan shots. at any moment you might need wide or tele. hence the need for superzooms.

the DO has serious sharpness issues. it's also not an L lens. the 24-70 does not have IS. and yes, IS is useful even at wide.


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[quote author=azazel1024 link=topic=145273.msg3129495#msg3129495 date=1242656614]
Sweet, but wouldn't it have been almost the same cost to get the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO and the 24-70 f/2.8? I dunno, I guess I just don't see a huge value in being able to zoom from wide (assuming full frame) to super tele. I either know I want to shot something widish or I know I want to shoot something tele.
-Matt
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Two pluses with this lens is that it covers those ranges and has IS. The versatility of the lens is amazing, it's going to come in so handy for what I need it for. It took some pretty impressive shots yesterday at a festival in town. Very sharp, awesome color, no flare, focused dead on and fast every time, and wasn't really all that heavy on my neck/shoulder after walking around with it for 3 hours -





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[img width=512 height=768]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_aw69MQUWQP8/ShFFiqJuoPI/AAAAAAAAFiY/aV70yAHJf-s/s800/IMG_0353.jpg[/img]





[img width=512 height=768]http://lh5.ggpht.com/_aw69MQUWQP8/ShFFgWH-zEI/AAAAAAAAFiU/ctOpD8ZB5Ro/s800/IMG_0351.jpg[/img]

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http://picasaweb.google.com/willum70...cFestivalJpgS#



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Re: New lens - 28-300mm

Nice! Not that I need it but it'd be nice and handy in those situations you mentioned.


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I wanted one of those for a while, but the push pull kind of turned me off, as well as the price...
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The push pull, once you get used to it (I used to have a 100-400 too) is actually really nice. It's obviously very quick to get where you want it, I think it'd be a lot more precise and easier than a normal twist zoom because of the huge range it goes through. Also it's very well built, very solid, no play in any of the moving parts, etc.


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push pull is extremely quick and precise, which is why sports photographers love it.


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JEZUS man, that lens looks like a friggin cannon! Did you have to use a tripod to get the clos-up picture?

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Nice lens. I really want to upgrade to L glass. Just need to find some good deals used.

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