Why Stock Photos?
The short answer is that we use stock photos on some listings to save us time and to save you money. The longer answer is that we love to take photos of each and every lens, camera, and accessory, but doing so takes a lot of time and makes it difficult to get everything listed. So, we decided to compromise: take gorgeous photos of some things and charge a little more for them, and use stock photos for other items and charge a little less for those, all else equal.
The items listed here were tested thoroughly by our trained technicians. If they observed any significant flaws, you’ll see them detailed above. If the items listed here are exceptionally awesome, you’ll see that noted above too. Regardless, please remember this is a used item and it’s bound to have at least a microscopic imperfection.
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The Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS
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.
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.
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