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. This lens is just incredibly sharp and if you can afford it, well worth the expense.
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 capture good quality upper body/torso shots using the combination 1.4 extender with a 300mm 2.8 telephoto lens.
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. It is havy and i use it as a carry arowned lens for sports and wildlife. it works fine for me beeing an x triathlete but it gets to the heavy point at some times.
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 it's worth it. I owned this lens for about two years and shot sporting events (football mainly) and weddings (ceremonies). It essentially has no optical weaknesses.
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. I find it practical to hold and shoot over prolonged periods - and it doesn't absolutely need a gimbal/lens plate or heavy tripod (but both help). However many remark on its weight - especially if it is attached to a heavy EOS-1 body.
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. The person I bought it from worked for a newspaper, so this thing has been used a lot, but is in good condition. Focuse s fast, really sharp, and fun to shoot with. It is one heavy SOB!
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. The colors are slightly on the warm side, and there is a volume, almost 3D feel in the images.
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: [...