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Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
6.9 out of 10

Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

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Overall 8
8.0

A very good lens

James Parkington, Amazon
9 April 2015
  • Summary: I purchased it as a used lens and was extremely surprised to find it looked like it was new. I was even surprised how well the packaging was to be shipped. It gave me great sharp images the few times I have used it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent value for a mid-range lens.

paragon2087, Ebay
2 September 2014
  • Summary: I'm an amateur, several years experience with EOS cameras. This is a decent distance lens when used on a tripod. Do not recommend it as a walking around lens, nor do I suppose anyone would purchase it as such. At 300mm you definitely need a tripod. I have taken decent handheld portraits.
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Overall 8
8.0

great, but...

daniesha, Amazon
5 August 2014
  • Summary: Great lens...only downside I see that when I take pics with lens it has a big line in my pics. Anyone know why?
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice upgrade from EF 75-300 III

A. Krenz "BrdNrd", Amazon
23 May 2013
  • Summary: This lens has sharper image quality and less aberrations than the Canon EF 75-300 III. White edges have almost no purple fringing. the image has significantly better contrast also. If you want to upgrade from the Canon 75-300 III and don't absolutely need image stabilizer than this lens is it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not the greatest photos but still a great value to experiment with.

fleuryisbest, Ebay
1 September 2012
  • Summary: This is a good lens to mess around with using an adapter. I bought an adapter from Amazon for my Sony Alpha NEX 3 to use with this lens. Because you have no stabilizer in the lens it is very difficult to get a clear shot, as well as the focal range difference from the back of the lens to the sensor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens for the money

j. mcconatha, Amazon
4 November 2010
  • Summary: This is a great lens for the price. As others have said it loses some sharpness at 300mm, but it has the reach I wanted. It's not a light lens, so it feels substantial in your hands and the USM does provide quick focusing - much faster than lenses only slightly less expensive.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Long Range Workhorse

Ephur, Amazon
2 September 2010
  • Summary: I have owned this lens since 2003, I purchased it along with my 300D (and the 28 to 105mm/3.5-4.5 that appears to be a regular combination). I've run thousands of shots through this lens. My typical use is for capturing outdoor family events like trips to the amusement park, and indoor performances.
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Overall 8
8.0

There's a reason it's been around for a while

Isaac E. Harrell "macleisure", Amazon
17 May 2009
  • Summary: With the constant release of new lenses, it's impressive to find a reasonably-priced zoom with staying power. The Canon EF 100-300 is one of those lenses, maintaining it's position in their lineup for over a decade.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

James Roberts, Fredmiranda
14 March 2008
  • Conclusion: This lens has been a great companion for me during one season of motorsport photography, it has managed to get me through damp races even though it is not weather sealed and it's a trustworthy lens.
  • Pros: Great Value for Money if you can't quite afford 100-400, quiet AF,
  • Cons: Tiny MF ring, Can be slow AF in dark conditions, gets very soft after f10
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad...not bad at all

A photographer, Amazon
15 May 2007
  • Summary: I bought this lens along with a couple of other Canon "prosumer" zooms several years ago when I switched from Nikon to Canon SLR's. I hadn't used it much until I recently rediscovered how useful it is. See, I have the venerable 70-200/2.8L. That lens is truly outstanding.
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