Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
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7 July 2013
Summary: I could give it a 5 but nothing is perfect. The EF 300 is still a heavy lens although you can handhold it in good light. This lens is very sharp and you won't be disappointed. This lens works well with the Canon 1.4 and 2 x extenders so it gives you some options in terms of possible focal lengths.
Summary: I'm a professional photographer and using this lens to give me some extra power for outdoor game photography. I often shoot from a standard sized football/soccer field from the end zone and can capture clear full-body sized action images when the players are in motion and from about 50 yards can...
Summary: Well, I must start by sayingt hat this lens is amazing. I havent had the chance to compare it to the newer mark II but it takes really good images. I use it on a H sensor camera and the speed and lens combo is perfect. I get the 390mm at f 2.8 and there is no reason to use a higher f stop number.
Summary: Let's get this out of the way at the beginning. This lens is huge, heavy, and VERY expensive. The price is very hard to stomach, but when you take a while to realize the technical brilliance and attention to perfection that went into designing and manufacturing this lens, it becomes apparent that...
Summary: This lens is about cramming in as much light as possible without sacrificing (serious) loss of quality when fully open. It is just wonderful for wildlife or some sports photography in low lighting.
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM review by AutoMotoMedia
13 March 2011
Summary: Here's some pics I have taken with the lens.... http://automotomedia.net/showthread.php/83-Canon-300mm-2.8l-(Non-IS) A couple of years ago I picked up a non IS 300 2.8l. I love this l ens a lot. I rented one some years back, so I knew I could get by without IS.
Simply amazing lens. Sharp, great colours, fast, well built.
Manny V "Photographer", Amazon
12 February 2011
Summary: This is my upgrade lens. I used the 100-400L IS lens for birding before this lens. I use this lens on 7D with or without TC's. Pros: - Well built - Weather sealed - Sharp wide open - Bokeh is amazing - Mind blowing colours - Very good resolution - Very fast on 7D - Almost noiseless focus.
Summary: Very sharp, and with intangibly better feel of the images compared to the cheap telephoto lenses. This copy has a dead-on focus, which is expected here, but rarely happens with the cheap ones. Pleasant bokeh.
Summary: If you have the $$, buy the 300mm f2.8 now. If your a birder and a have a strong arm, you might consider 500mm f4. The 300mm f2.8 is a must own lens, and yes this lens is a 6. Some of my pics here: [...