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CANON USA

     The new Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lens is Canon's newest L series lens.  It offers second generation image stabilization in a robust package consisting of 22 lens elements in 16 groups.  It utilizes a ring type ultrasonic motor for fast autofocus and a push-pull type zoom.  It has 2 types of image stabilization, bi-directional for general use, and unidirectional for use when panning.  The IS is also tripod compatible. I have been using this lens in the field since the beginning of May and though it is heavy, I enjoy the versatility it affords me.

    The following are a series of sample images from a Canon EOS 10D using the new 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L lens with the image stabilizer turned on.  The first 4 images are random shots at various focal lengths, shutter speeds, and apertures.   The second set of 5 images are various focal lengths of the same subject at f/16 and slow shutter speeds taken in a steady wind.  The third set of 5 images are the same subject and focal length sets, but taken at f/5.6 and higher shutter speeds to compensate for exposure.  By request, the expanded images are full 6.3MP and have been saved at a JPEG quality of 80.  Warning, the files are large (1.5 - 2.5 Mb each).  I hope this information is helpful to anyone who is considering purchasing this lens.

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New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 50mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 100, 1/100, f/5.6.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 120mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 100, 1/50, f/5.6.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 300mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 100, 1/20, f/5.6.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 80mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 100, 1/13, f/11.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 28mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 200, 1/30, f/16.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 50mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 200, 1/30, f/16.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 50mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 200, 1/30, f/16.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 200mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 200, 1/50, f/16.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 300mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 200, 1/60, f/16.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 28mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 100, 1/125, f/5.6.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 50mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 100, 1/125, f/5.6.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 105mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 100, 1/100, f/5.6.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 200mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 100, 1/160, f/5.6.
 
 
New Canon 28-300 L f/3.5-5.6 Sample Images
Handheld at 300mm w/image stabilization on EOS 10D ISO 100, 1/160, f/5.6.