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Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« on: September 23, 2013, 10:34:22 PM »
The 28-300L is a unique lens - exceptional range and ok, but not great IQ.

As Canon cycles through it's lenses, any rumors, thoughts, etc about the future of this lens.

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Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 11:11:43 PM »
I figure Canon's take on this one is that good enough is good enough and if it isn't there is the 24-70, the 70-200 and the 300 f/4 if you want to go that far.

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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 12:02:13 AM »
It was upgraded a few years ago from the 35-350mm L non IS.   Don't look for another upgrade soon, its a very slow seller.  The lens was used by photojournalists, but they seem to be fewer every year, so the main customer base is going away.
 
I've had both the 35-350 and the 28-350, and they are excellent lenses.  A 10-1 or 11-1 zoom is a big compromise, so don't expect the same IQ as a 3-1 zoom, it won't happen.  This is by far the best of the super zooms.

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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 02:36:44 AM »
It was upgraded a few years ago from the 35-350mm L non IS.   Don't look for another upgrade soon, its a very slow seller.  The lens was used by photojournalists, but they seem to be fewer every year, so the main customer base is going away.
 
I've had both the 35-350 and the 28-350, and they are excellent lenses.  A 10-1 or 11-1 zoom is a big compromise, so don't expect the same IQ as a 3-1 zoom, it won't happen.  This is by far the best of the super zooms.

All true about the IQ tradeoff when you use a superzoom, however I like the Nikon 18-300 for the crop cameras and the 28-300 for the full frame cameras.  Maybe I got a good copy but I shoot events with both of these cameras (out of doors) and the results are quite good especially for closeups at a moderate distance.  The Nikon 28-300 is just way smaller and easier to handle than the Canon 28-300 with the darn push pull tank like housing.  I really like the Canon 70-300L and I wish Nikon had something similar but their 70-300 is just ok but not as good as Canon.

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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 02:53:03 AM »
I'd love to see a smaller black L superzoom - something like a 24-135mm perhaps even longer at the tele end - my current kit is great, but I'm always cursing when I have to manage with a single lens
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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 03:46:17 AM »
Doesn't mean there'll be an update to the lens, but Canon patented a new 28-300 design just over a year ago. 

http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/08/patents-28-135-f4-5-6-28-300-f3-5-5-6/
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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 10:22:16 AM »
With all the other lenses that are being upgraded, wonder if the 28-300L made the list.

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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2013, 10:00:45 AM »
I can not believe another 28-300 will be released, because there is not much to change, without increasing further the weight and price. :-\ It makes more sense 28-200mm F4 IS. 8) It would be a very versatile lens, and could still weigh less than 1 kg, and cost less than $ 2000. :)

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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2013, 12:07:10 PM »
I would be really interested in new 28-300L if Canon improve the IQ of it.  The current version is fine, but not good enough for me.  Hopefully Canon can release a really L level 28-300, so that will be my travel solution.
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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2013, 01:17:30 PM »
The current 28-300L is equivalent to the 24-105L across their respective ranges - it's a very good lens in its own right, and the best FF superzoom available.  Still, I now find myself bringing the 24-70/2.8L II and 70-300L instead of the 28-300L (and I sold the 24-105 after getting the 24-70 II). 

Since I bought the 28-300L used at an opportunistic price, I'll be able to sell it for at least what I paid, and likely more.
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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2013, 12:23:59 AM »
Since I bought the 28-300L used at an opportunistic price, I'll be able to sell it for at least what I paid, and likely more.

I have trimmed my kit so I have minimal duplications.  Only overlapping lens are

24-105 and 24-70 II.  LIke the 24-70 much more but the range of the 24-105 is great.
70-300L and 70-200 F2.8 II.  Again the extra range (and less weight) are the reason I keep this lens.
300F2.8 (V1) and 200-400.  Not sure what I will do with 300.  Great to have a light weight great white but really don't use it too often. 

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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2013, 09:15:30 AM »
I have trimmed my kit so I have minimal duplications.

I don't mind duplication.  For example, I've got the 70-200/2.8L IS II, 70-300L, and 100-400L.  It's fine, as long as they have a use...and I actually use them.  After getting the 24-70 II, I stopped using the 24-105, and couldn't see using it further.  I had been using the 28-300L for travel, but since getting the 70-300L, I've taken the 24-70 + 70-300 instead - broader range, better IQ, takes up the same bag space, and I don't mind the lens changes.
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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2013, 10:29:16 AM »
I have trimmed my kit so I have minimal duplications.

I don't mind duplication.  For example, I've got the 70-200/2.8L IS II, 70-300L, and 100-400L.  It's fine, as long as they have a use...and I actually use them.  After getting the 24-70 II, I stopped using the 24-105, and couldn't see using it further.  I had been using the 28-300L for travel, but since getting the 70-300L, I've taken the 24-70 + 70-300 instead - broader range, better IQ, takes up the same bag space, and I don't mind the lens changes.

The only advantage (IMO) of the 28-300L is convenience.   When action is fast that you can not change lens or even grab another body

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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2013, 01:15:34 AM »
The only advantage (IMO) of the 28-300L is convenience.   When action is fast that you can not change lens or even grab another body

And weight, at least compared with you're carrying a camera with multiple lenses around all day.

What I'd love to see, at least in theory, is something closer to a 24-400 DO.  :D

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Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2013, 01:15:34 AM »