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.
Maker Canon
Technical data
Type Zoom
Focus drive Ultrasonic motor
Focal length 28–300mm
Crop factor 1.0
Aperture (max/min) f/3.5–5.6/f/22-40
Close focus distance 0.7 m / 2.3 ft
Max. magnification 0.3
Diaphragm blades 8
Construction 23 elements / 16 groups
Lens-based stabilization Yes Yes
Unique features L-Series
Application Superzoom
Max. length 184 mm / 7.2 in
Diameter 92 mm / 3.6 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’
Introduction June 2004
Retail info
MSRP 2,500 USD

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.