Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS

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Called “the streetsweeper”, this is Canon’s widest range L-series zoom. Quite sharp at all focal lengths with a good Image Stabilization system, it is used when the photographer needs a one-lens solution. It’s a large lens, similar in size to the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS or Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. It is also a telescoping zoom lens like the 100-400mm.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

If you want a superzoom (10x) on a full-frame Canon camera, this is the one choice for you. It’s extremely sharp throughout the zoom range, although it has a bit of distortion at the long and short ends. It can be very useful when you are in conditions where changing lenses is not something you want to do, either because of ambient conditions or simply because there’s not time.

Don’t mistake it for a convenient walkaround, though, like the small superzooms for crop-sensor cameras. This is a big beast of a lens (the size of the 70-200 f/2.8 or 100-400) that you probably would not want hanging around your neck all day.

January, 2013

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating front element)
f3.5-22, f5.6-32
3.7 lb (with tripod collar)
Minimum Focusing Distance
2.3 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
46 to 10 degrees
Zoom method
Push/Pull barrel extend
Image Stabilization
1.5 stop, 1st generation
Focusing System
Full-time active, USM motor, nonrotating front element, focus limiting switch
Aperture Blades
8, round
Max Aperture@focal length
f/3.5<40mm; f/4@40-55mm; f/4.5@55-70mm; f/5@70-110mm; f/5.6 >110mm
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
Mild to moderate ghosting, mild to moderate loss of contrast
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame
  • Hood
  • Tripod Ring
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Lens Case

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60 days $77.00 $504.00 $581.00 $9.68
90 days $99.00 $650.00 $749.00 $8.32
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
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4 days $84.00 $21.00
7 days $112.00 $16.00
10 days $151.00 $15.10
14 days $196.00 $14.00
21 days $263.00 $12.52
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45 days $431.00 $9.58
60 days $504.00 $8.40
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