I’ve always had an affinity for super zooms. Even though it has many weaknesses, I’ve gotten a lot of use from my Canon EF-S 18-200. With my skill level now surpassing the 18-200 and me moving into the FF world, I’m looking into the EF 35-350L and the EF 28-300L IS.
My selection would be used most often for daytime baseball and shots while on vacation. I’m not too worried about the lack of IS for the sports photography as normally I will fix the lens on a certain area, like home plate, rather than follow a moving player. The most crucial factor there is shutter speed. For travel photography IS could be an issue, but most of my subjects are static, like buildings or mountains.
I’m aware that both lenses are heavy, but my preference would be to carry one heavy lens rather than two, like my 24-105 and 70-200 f/4 IS. Plus, changing lenses in the field is problematic. I would think 80% of my use would be on the 5D mk II and 20% on the 40D (when I want more reach).
Based on this criteria is the 35-350 satisfactory for my needs, at half the $2,400 price of the 28-300, or will I rue the day I went for the older model?