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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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Overall 10
10

A Great Lightweight, Handheld Lens

Eddie Bird Photographer, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: My focus is on a specific question: how does it perform with the Canon Extender EF 2x III as a 600mm f5.6 lightweight, handheld bird and wildlife photography lens? We all know this lens is one of the best lenses ever made by Canon…..lightning-fast AF, top-of-the-line build quality, superb image quality. It works perfectly with the 1.4x II or 1.4x III, it's hard to tell the 1.4x is there with the lens in regards to CA, contrast and most importantly AF.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Expensive - Relatively
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Overall 10
10

Canon EF 300mm f2.8 IS II

Peak Image Photographer, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: I had been renting a 300mm previous generation. I was surprised at how lightweight this new version was once I got it. Shot some high school football outside on a monopod and then took it inside a week later to shoot some hand-held volleyball. Was very easy to handle and gave that extra reach over my 70-200mm. I think I'm gonna be very happy with this new edition. Super sharp images and fast focusing.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

A Great Lightweight, Handheld Lens

Eddie Bird Photographer, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: My focus is on a specific question: how does it perform with the Canon Extender EF 2x III as a 600mm f5.6 lightweight, handheld bird and wildlife photography lens? We all know this lens is one of the best lenses ever made by Canon…..lightning-fast AF, top-of-the-line build quality, superb image quality. It works perfectly with the 1.4x II or 1.4x III, it's hard to tell the 1.4x is there with the lens in regards to CA, contrast and most importantly AF.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Expensive - Relatively
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful Lens

SoOpulent, Amazon
7 October 2014
  • Summary: I don't own this lens but as a member of CPS, I was able to used it for one week on their loaner program. I must say it the best telephoto lens I ever used. I loved it more than the 400mm 2.8.
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Overall 10
10

very sharp, not too heavy

Michael, B&H Photo
17 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Very sharp, not too heavy for a super telephoto. It is hand holdable with a high shutter speed (more than 1/300 in my experience, even with IS). Wish the lens hood was smaller (from an ease of use standpoint). Amazing lens and don't regret the purchase.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Lens

Brian, B&H Photo
10 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to shoot high school football games, and I absolutely love it. The AF performance is amazing, and the image quality is fantastic.During day football games where the 2.8 aperture is not critical, I add a 1.4 TC to make it a 420 mm f/4 lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

As good as it gets

Vucyns, B&H Photo
21 July 2014
  • Excerpt: The main reason I bought this lens is because recently I inherited some money. I would not be able to buy it otherwise. This lens is insanely expensive. I used it on several occasions shooting sports, portraits and landscape. Every picture comes out really beautiful. No matter where you point this lens - the result is sharp and at the same time dreamy, creamy, painterly.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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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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10
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
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Picture quality 10
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Durability 10
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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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