Canon EF 28-300 mm F3.5-F5.6 L IS USM
re-PMA 2004: Canon today announced the new EF 28 - 300 mm F3.5 - F5.6 L IS USM lens. This new lens provides almost eleven times push-pull zoom from a wide angle 28 mm and also adds Image Stabilisation (IS). On a digital SLR with an 1.6x FOV crop such as the EOS 10D this lens has an effective field of view of 45 to 480 mm, on the new EOS-1D Mark II the lens has an effective field of view of 36 to 390 mm. The lens will be priced at $2,499 (US) / €2,499 (EU).
New EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lens from Canon
Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 29 January 2004. Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, today releases the professional series EF28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM ultra high magnification zoom lens. With an approx. 11x zoom range covering everything from wide-angle to telephoto, Canon's latest dust and moisture proof 'white lens' is designed to appeal to professional EOS photographers looking to reduce lens changes and the number of lenses they need to carry.
The lens incorporates Canon's renowned Image Stabilisation (IS) technology, compensating for approximately three stops without any perceptible increase in image blur when shooting static subjects or panning. This vastly increases the range of circumstances in which hand-held photography is possible, limiting the need to carry a tripod. During major movement in a single direction, IS Mode 2 automatically determines that the movement is conscious panning and halts correction in the relevant direction, thereby preventing shake-return. The system automatically detects a lack of movement/vibration in order to preventing errors during tripod use.
The inner focusing ring-type ultrasonic motor (USM) converts ultrasonic vibrational energy into rotational force to deliver high-speed, high-precision, super efficient and virtually noiseless auto focusing, with good holding torque for rapid response, accurate stopping. Full-time manual override without damage to the autofocus mechanism is featured. Minimum focusing distance is just 0.7m throughout the entire zoom range.
Ideal for digital
Lens shape and coatings have been optimised to suppress ghosting and flaring. This makes the lens ideal for use with digital cameras that are more susceptible to reflections off the recording media than are film cameras. When fitted to digital cameras with an APS-C size sensor such as the EOS 10D, the lens will have a magnification advantage, with an equivalent focal length range of 45-480mm in the 35mm format.
Precision optics for high image quality
22 lens elements in 16 groups offer low distortion, high corner-to-corner resolution throughout the entire zoom range. As with all EF lenses, aperture is controlled with an EMD (electromagnetic diaphragm) for fast, quiet, highly precise control and incorporates a circular aperture diaphragm for beautifully pleasing background blur, from full aperture to two stops down. The use of 3 Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) glass elements effectively curtails the residual chromatic aberrations that can plague lesser quality long lenses, while aspherical elements correct various kinds of aberration that occur during zooming to give the lens the unsurpassed clarity and resolving power that are the hallmark of professional L-series lenses.
A zoom adjust mechanism allows sensitivity of the zoom movement to be adjusted to suit personal preferences. The zoom can be locked at any focal length.
As expected from a Canon 'L' series lens, the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM features a rugged dust-proof and drip-proof construction, designed for professional photographers working in harsh environments under a wide range of operating temperatures and humidities.
Working with EOS
The drive pattern of the lens is tailored to specifically match that
of the latest EOS range, extracting maximum benefit from the lens' speed
In harmony with the environment
In keeping with Canon's stringent environmental policy, only lead free glass is used in the lens' optics.
Canon EF 28 - 300 mm F3.5 - F5.6 L IS USM specifications
|Lens construction||22 elements in 16 groups|
|Coating||Super Spectra Coating|
|Diagonal angle of view||75� - 8� 15�|
|Vertical angle of view||46� - 4� 35�|
|Horizontal angle of view||65� - 6� 50�|
|AF Drive system||Ring USM|
|Manual focusing||Enabled with focus mode switch and focusing ring (full-time manual focusing)|
|Focusing range||0.7m to infinity (at all zoom focal lengths)|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.06 (Wide); 0.3 (Tele)|
|Mount type||Canon EF mount|
|Minimum aperture||f/22-38 (f/22-40 for cameras featuring 1/3-stop increments)|
|Aperture blades||8 (circular type)|
|Diameter x Length (mm)||92 x 184|
|Extension Tube EF12 II||Compatible|
|Extension Tube EF25 II||Only compatible in Tele mode|
|EF 1.4x II or EF 2x II||Not compatible|
|Image Stabilizer (IS)||Included; activated by pressing the shutter button halfway|
|IS modes|| Mode 1: normal image stabilization
Mode 2: unidirectional image stabilization
|IS max. deviation||Approx. 1.1mm|
|IS max. correction angle||Approx. 0.5� (at telephoto, infinity)|
Jan 18, 2007
Jan 12, 2007
Jan 12, 2007
Jan 3, 2007
The new Prynt Pocket can print a photo directly from their iPhone simply by inserting the phone into the printer, then snapping a photo. Each print will cost about 50 cents. Read more
Updates for Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom CC bring support for the Sony Alpha 9 and Panasonic ZS70/TZ90, along with bug fixes.
After the makers of the Triggertrap remote camera control system is no longer sold due to the company folding, users will be able to build their own, as the hardware design has been released to the public.
The Magic Format Converter comes with internal optics that expand the image circle of full-frame DSLR lenses for use on the Fuji medium format camera. Read more
The usually Apple-exclusive MacPhun software developer has announced that it will introduce PC versions of two of its most popular applications. Both Aurora HDR and Luminar should be available for the Windows operating system by the autumn of this year. Read more
Sony's newest G Master telephoto zoom, announced alongside the a9, is the first of the company's FE lenses to reach 400mm natively. We had one in California and photographed horses, portraits, and landscapes - check out how it did. Read more
Garmin has entered the 360-camera market with the VIRB, which captures 5.7K video at 30p as well as 15MP stills. Read more
German media reports that the founders of the company behind the Panono 360-degree ball camera have filed for bankruptcy at a court in Berlin. Read more
With a claimed 800 new custom parts, Microsoft's updated Surface Pro comes with the latest Kaby Lake processors, better battery life, a new hinge, plus the Surface Pen is updated as well. Read more
DW Photo is attempting to resurrect the Hy6 medium format camera, though the legal tangles of its development may stop it being branded Rolleiflex.
The Kodak EKTRA, the company's 'camera first' smartphone, is now available to purchase in the United States. Read more
Apple and Nokia have settled their years-old patent dispute. Apple will make an undisclosed payment to Nokia and sign a licensing agreement related to digital health products with the Finnish company.
David Gibson, one of Britain's best known street shooters, shares all.
Photographers from the SKYGLOW project travelled 150k miles and took 3 million photos in increasingly rare locations: those without light pollution.
The world's fastest 200mm was produced for 16 years. In that time, only 8000 were made.
Photokina, the biennial photo industry trade show in Cologne, Germany, has announced that it will become an annual event beginning in 2018, and expand its focus to additional areas of imaging technology. Read more
No mic socket? No problem. In this video, Daniel Peters at Photo Gear News shows you how to make a lapel microphone using just a smartphone and a pair of earbuds.
How does the iPhone 7 Plus stack up against the Arri Alexa cinema camera? Watch this short video to find out.
Canon Australia's video series "The Lab" is designed to make photographers experiment and think outside the box. In the latest video a group of photographers create images based on their sense of taste.
The GH5 is expected to get a firmware update this summer to support 400Mbps internal recording. NewsShooter explores what memory cards you'll need to make it work.
Microsoft's new Surface Pro offers Intel's latest processor generation and improved battery life.
Riding a mountain bike downhill is dangerous enough in daylight, but potentially lethal at night. Which is where drones come in.
Rumors abound that Canon (and maybe Nikon) may produce a mirrorless camera based using their existing DSLR mount. Does this guarantee immediate great lens choice or a perpetually second-rate experience? Read more
According to rumors, the next camera from Nest will be able to capture 4K video, though that resolution will be only used for 'virtual' pan and tilt functions.
Boundary's Prima 'fully modular' backpack is expandable to 30L and has a removable camera case and tablet sleeve. Early Kickstarter backers can get one for $189.
Stanley Greene captured 'brutally honest' photographs in the war zones of the Middle East, Chechnya and Georgia. He was also one of the few African-American photographers working internationally.
Owners of Leica M cameras that suffer from peeling CCDs will be able to claim a free repair in the future so long as the camera was purchased within five years of the fault becoming apparent, the company has announced. Read more
The Carl Zeiss Jena BIOTAR 75mm F1.5 Red T lens is very rare and priced accordingly. It can be yours today for the low, low price of $15,000.
The MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a drone that does not require any human control for recording tracking shots. Read more
In this terrifying video, Iraqi journalist Ammar Alwaely narrowly misses a sniper's bullet, which takes out his chest-mounted GoPro. Warning: strong language. Watch the video