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Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM

Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS USMCanon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS USMCanon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
 

Specifications:

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 70 - 300 mm
Maximum aperture f/4 - 5.6
Angle of view 34 - 8.25 o
Closest focusing distance 1.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.8
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type USM
Lens Construction 19 elements / 14 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 89 x 143 mm
Weight 1050 g
Additional information Released: 26.08.2010
2 UD lenses

Average rating (12 owners reviews).

Build quality 5.00
Optical quality 4.67
Value for money 4.42
Overall 4.69
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User: JaglanBeta
IP 95.148.x.x
Date: 2014-01-15 19:57:23
Owner since: 2 years
Price: £1080
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: None, well, maybe price. The relatively slow aperture and extension on zooming are not cons, in lens terms they are necessary design compromises to make it the size, weight and focal length range it is.

Pros: Sharp throughout zoom range at f5.6, colour and contrast fantastic. Auto focus is amazingly fast, IS is superb. Very compact, not overly heavy. Metal filter threads. Zoom lock means hood can be stored in reverse orientation and still removed without zooming the lens out.

Summary: It's just a joy to use, and very sharp. It's also a significant step up from the Tamron 70-300 VC, you'll have no worries shooting wide open at 300mm with this one! Perfect on APS-C. Also, do not underestimate how important portability is, it's very compact at 70mm. As a result it goes everywhere with me cos it fits so easily in my bag. Therefore it's always available, whereas a 70-200IS wouldn't have been. Yes, it's expensive, but I'm really glad I bought it and wouldn't swap it.

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User: Leo
IP 77.248.x.x
Date: 2013-11-12 15:57:59
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 850 euro
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Somewhat slow, but that is the concept of the lens.

Pros: Very nice size, superb build quality, good IS. IQ good.

Summary: Very versatile telezoom, if you want to travel, take a 24-105L F4.0 and this lens. Maybe with a small fast prime. I bought this lens secondhand, new the price is a little steep.

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User: DigiDinu
IP 62.203.x.x
Date: 2013-03-24 09:51:27
Owner since: 1 year
Price: 1100 ̈́
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Strong vignetting on full frame, sometimes slow auto focus, really heavy weight, bad corners at 70mm on full frame

Pros: great build quality, Image quality at 300mm is very good, best IS I ever found in a lens!

Summary: Great option for a APS-C camera. On full frame not so good.

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User: Mark
IP 58.8.x.x
Date: 2013-02-03 08:30:48
Owner since: 6 months
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Vignetting

Pros: Good Quality, reach, focus, IS and ideal for FF camera outdoor sports

Summary: I use this lens for outdoor football shots on a FF camera and it is ideal for that. The vignetting is a slight problem but Lightroom takes care of that well enough!

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User: Savi
IP 2.230.x.x
Date: 2012-05-12 22:38:52
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 1300€
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: f/4-5.6 means it is NOT for indoor use. However, in emergency I have taken pro-level basketball pictures, very sharp!

Pros: Small and short enough to enter in any size bag! So this lens is always with me. Great IS an fast AF. Built like a tank!

Summary: Great lens if you value size and appreciate the 300 range....

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User: Ed
IP 46.205.x.x
Date: 2012-05-01 21:36:55
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 2300 SFR
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: no

Pros: quality, compact, speed & IS

Summary: Bougth for my Africa trip.

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User: Ed
IP 46.205.x.x
Date: 2012-05-01 21:35:28
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 2300 SFR
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: no

Pros: quality, compact, speed & IS

Summary: Bougth for my Africa trip.

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User: Darek
IP 37.30.x.x
Date: 2012-05-01 18:52:32
Owner since: 6 months
Price: 1100 Pound
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: no tripod mount

Pros: 1st class IS and optic

Summary: Top for photograpy and movie

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User: Mark
IP 31.19.x.x
Date: 2012-03-27 08:26:41
Owner since: 6 months
Price:
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: White (I don't like it). No extender compatibility.

Pros: Outstanding build quality, precisely, high speed AF. Best IS I'd ever seen. Noiseless. Optical performance better than with my 70-200L 2.8. Compact and not too heavy. Superb bokeh.

Summary: Nothing for fast interior shots, but hopefully you know it before purchase (f4/5.6) My very best buy for outdoor and travel.

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User: stb
IP 91.58.x.x
Date: 2012-03-25 15:58:06
Owner since: 3 months
Price: 1200 Euro
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: non IF

Pros: Quality, AF speed, great IS

Summary: After 70-300 IS USM and Tamron VC - another level. First class optic and mechanic

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User: Todzilla
IP 24.1.x.x
Date: 2012-02-07 01:00:36
Owner since: 1 year
Price:
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: none

Pros: very sharp,excellent color and contrast! light and compact,easy to carry all day! love the 70-300 range! much better then any other 70-300 on the market! f/5.6 doesnt bother me cuz i always shoot f/5.6-f/8 anyway for max sharpness.excellent for close up shots as well as long distance!

Summary: if you want a killer all around lens this is it!

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User: zhjiln
IP 71.195.x.x
Date: 2010-12-06 02:49:12
Owner since: 1 month
Price: $1400
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: -f4-5.6 ?? why canon ? -anything other than bright sunlight, you have to use iso 1600 and above. -looks really awkward when fully extended. -overpriced for what it offers, and better deals on similar canon lenses

Pros: -good image quality at all focal lengths. -sharp wide open (sweet spot f6.3) -no vignetting -minimal to no color fringing -good against bright light and no flaring -corner to corner performance is good. -light and small ( per se)

Summary: only buy this lens if portability is important to you. It is the smallest and lightest in canons 70-200/300mm L telephoto lens. If you dont mind the length, just buy the 70-200mm F4 L or an older 70-200mm F2.8 L for a bit less.


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