Canon EF 28–300mm lens

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EF 28–300mm f/3.5–5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 28-300 L IS horizontal-view.jpg
Lens at 28mm with tripod mount.
Key features
Maker: Canon
Image stabilization: Yes Yes
Ultrasonic motor: Yes Yes
Unique features: L-Series
Application: Superzoom
Technical data
Type: Zoom
Focal length: 28–300mm
Frame coverage: Full frame
Aperture (max/min): f/3.5–5.6/f/22-40
Construction: 16 groups / 23 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 8
Close focus distance: 0.7 m / 2.3 ft
Max. magnification: 0.3
Max. diameter: 92 mm / 3.6 in
Max. length: 184 mm / 7.2 in
Weight: 1.67 kg / 3.7 lbs
Filter diameter: 77 mm
Lens hood: EW-83G
Case: LZ1324
Angle of view
Horizontal: 65°–6°50’
Vertical: 46°–4°35’
Diagonal: 75°–8°15’
Introduced: June 2004
Retail info
MSRP US$ 2,500

The EF 28–300mm f/3.5–5.6L IS USM lens is a superzoom lens made by Canon Inc.

The lens has an EF-type mount, which fits the Canon EOS line of cameras.

When used on a digital EOS body with a field of view compensation factor of 1.3x, such as the Canon EOS-1D Mark III, it provides a narrow field of view, equivalent to a 36–390mm lens mounted on a 35mm frame body. With a 1.6x body such as the Canon EOS 400D, it provides a narrower field of view, equivalent to a 45–480mm lens mounted on a 35mm frame body.[1]

This lens has a push-pull type zoom mechanism[2] and can be used for many types of photography, because of its large focal length range. It is used mostly for press photography, and also for travel photography.[3] [4]

The moon taken with this lens (click for original size)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Canon Inc.. "EF 28–300mm f/3.5–5.6L IS USM". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 14 July 2008. 
  2. ^ Canon Inc.. "Specifications". Retrieved 20 October 2008. 
  3. ^ Bryan Carnathan. "EF 28–300mm f/3.5–5.6L IS USM Review". Retrieved 14 July 2008. 
  4. ^ Klaus Schroiff. "EF 28–300mm f/3.5–5.6L IS USM Review". Photozone. Retrieved 14 July 2008.