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9.7 out of 10

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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Overall 10
10

love this lens

db, Adorama
14 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Use this with 5D3 for raptors and about everything else too. Couldn't even dream the optics to be better and the new image stabilization. I use this all the time with a 2X TCIII for birds in flight etc, and shots are still incredibly sharp and the autofocus is fast. Don't let anyone tell you this isn't true. And, most of my flight shots are handheld using stabilization 3. Really quite amazing.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

outstanding

Adorama
26 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Super crisp images. Perfect for wildlife, but quite heavy for for long handheld shoots.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, No Front Filter Thread
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Overall 10
10

Amazing lens

Mau Kee Chan, Amazon
5 June 2014
  • Summary: i will provide more review after 1 month. First impression is smaller than the mark I. Image quality is great.
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Overall 10
10

Flawless

Invertalon, Amazon
16 May 2014
  • Summary: This lens has an image quality and build that is unmatched in my experience. I have used a good majority of the "L" lenses Canon offers outside of the “great white” super-telephoto and tilt-shift offerings. I thought the 24-70mm f/2.8L II and 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS were sharp, but this lens is an a whole new level. Wide open, the detail and clarity is stunning. Stopping down really does nothing but increase depth of field. It is just that sharp wide open.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 10
10

Amazing lens for sports

Mark, Bestbuy
4 April 2014
  • Summary: I was blown away by how many photos were in focus my first time using this lens on a football assignment.
  • Pros: Image quality is amazing, very sharp, autofocus is very fast
  • Cons: Price is steep but worth it
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Overall 10
10

Perfect lens

M. Lester, Amazon
15 March 2014
  • Summary: I use this lens mostly for sports photography, but it's actually great for portraiture too. I've used it for a few senior sessions and the bokeh is amazing. Super smooth, super sharp, even wide open. Stop it down to f/4 and it's even sharper! For sports, I mostly shoot football, softball, and baseball with this lens, but you can actually shoot the far end of the court in basketball as well. I can't overstate how good this lens is.
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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM review by frances

frances, slrgear.com
4 March 2014
  • Summary: I rented this lens for a week and tried it out at every opportunity. The iq is simply awesome. I found the lens to be uncomfortable to handhold. I would have removed the tripod mount were it possible to do so, but I could not find a way. The focus ring is so large that I always had my hand on it, which is good for MF but not so for AF. I am so used to the flexibilty of my 100~400 that I much prefer it to the 300.
  • Pros: fast, sharp
  • Cons: heavy, expensive, fixed tripod mount
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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM review by Invertalon

Invertalon, slrgear.com
26 February 2014
  • Summary: This lens is simply phenomenal. This is my first step into the “big whitesâ€� and I am sure will be in my collection for many years to come. Optically, it is practically flawless. The sharpness is out of this world and unlike any other lens I have had the pleasure to use and own (such lenses as the 24-70 II, 70-200 II, 35L, 85L, 135L, 300 f/4L, 400 5.6L…. And many more). The 300mm f/2.8L II is in a league all its own.
  • Pros: Image Quality, Mode 3 IS, Build Quality, Sharpness With Extenders, Colors/Contrast, AF Performance, Weight Balance
  • Cons: Cost
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Overall 10
10

Canon's Flagship Optic

Invertalon, Adorama
20 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is simply phenomenal. This is my first step into the "big whites" and I am sure will be in my collection for many years to come. Optically, it is practically flawless. The sharpness is out of this world and unlike any other lens I have had the pleasure to use and own (such lenses as the 24-70 II, 70-200 II, 35L, 85L, 135L, 300 f/4L, 400 5.6L…. And many more). The 300mm f/2.8L II is in a league all its own.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Image quality, Indented Tripod Ring, Is Performance, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Cost
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Overall 8
8.0

Outstanding lens - but not worth it as an upgrade

Maiaibing, Amazon
19 February 2014
  • Summary: I have had my new EF 300mm f/2.8 IS L ii for six months now. This review will focus on a specific question; should current owners of the EF 300mm f/2.8 IS L "upgrade" to the mark ii version? The short answer is "no". But there are other reasons than "upgrading" to consider, and a special case for those who shoot film. So read on. Picture Quality Stunning. But not anymore than its predecessor. Frankly, you would be hard pressed to see the difference. It's there.
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