Product Comparison: Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM vs Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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General Specifications
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
About the Product
From wide to telephoto with just one lens. The flexibility of an 11x zoom range, combined with the quality of Canon's L-series glass, make this lens the ultimate tool for photographers on the move.
Making every photo opportunity come alive with dynamic zoom coverage the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens from Nikon is designed to handle a huge variety of scenes and subject matter.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Canon EF
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
3.5 /f
3.5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
28 millimeters
28 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
300 millimeters
300 millimeters
Lens Type
Telephoto zoom
Telephoto zoom
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Camera Lens
  • The detail and image quality in low light, overcast, cloudy and even rainy days is outstanding.
  • Shooting HD Video with this lens is great, the image quality is superb.
  • Excellent super zoom lens.
  • The flexibility of the 11x zoom range combined with the quality of the Canon L series lenses makes this lens the ideal solution for photographers on the go.
  • The pictures are very clear and the colors are just as they are in front of the lens.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Camera Lens
  • Great focal length coverage.
  • The 3.5/5.6 maximum aperture is fine.
  • All focal lengths over 50mm are super sharp at any aperture.
  • I like the focal range. It made a great all around lens.
  • The wide focal range (28-300mm) makes it extremely adaptable.
Size & Weight
3.6 in.
3.26 in.
3.6 in.
3.26 in.
7.2 in.
4.5 in.
58.9 oz.
28.2 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Camera Lens
  • This is an excellent lens. Great size and weight.
  • In combination with 7D ideal (albeit slightly heavy) travel zoom.
  • The lens is heavy.
  • Very easy to take in hand, only downside is its weight.
  • The 1.6kg is not easy to carry.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Camera Lens
  • It is well constructed and pretty compact for a high quality lens.
  • It is reasonably fast, compact and light.
  • It's fairly compact, reasonable weight, and produces sharp images.
  • It is compact and lightweight.
  • It is compact and does a great job.
Minimum Focus Distance
27.56 in.
19.2 in.
Field Of View
75° - 8°15'
FX 74° - 8°10' / DX 53° - 5°20'
Zoom Type
Push/Pull zooming, Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Camera Lens
  • It was fast, had good image stabilization and excellent optics.
  • The Lens has great image stabilisation.
  • Fast and quiet autofocus with good image quality.
  • A zoom for everything. The quality of the L series is noticeable. The USM engine is fast and almost inaudible.
  • The zoom was so difficult to use, very stiff and prone to sticking.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Camera Lens
  • The autofocus is super fast.
  • The focusing motor is almost dead silent.
  • The focus is quiet and the rings are smooth as glass.
  • Focus is fast, color is good, etc.
  • Image stabilization is very good as is focusing speed.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
22 Elements in 16 Groups
19 Elements in 14 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
77 millimeters
77 millimeters
Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM), Internal Focusing, Circular aperture, Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
Internal Focusing, AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Super Integrated Coating, VR (Vibration Reduction), ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, Aspherical Lens
What customers say about "Features"
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Camera Lens
  • Razor sharp images. I'm using on full frame.
  • It is very solidly built and simple to use.
  • Beautifully sharp, vivid colours, this is a great, versatile lens.
  • An electromagnetic diaphragm (EMD) allows quick, quiet and highly precise aperture control.
  • A circular aperture diaphragm offers pleasant background blur.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Camera Lens
  • Very sharp images. Solid build quality.
  • The build quality of the lens feels solid.
  • Build quality is very good for what is considered a consumer grade lens.
  • This lens produces very sharp and contrast pictures.
  • Build quality of this lens is very good. Image quality is excellent.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
2449.00 $
949.95 $

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