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8.5 out of 10

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Telephoto lens newly equipped with an Image Stabilizer enabling Read more

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Pro Sports Photography

Christopher S. Peele "Sean Peele", Amazon
8 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
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This is optical perfection, folks.

J. Howell, Amazon
12 September 2011
  • 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.
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Wonderful lens ... if this is what you need

Jonathan D, Amazon
25 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
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Simply amazing lens. Sharp, great colours, fast, well built.

Amazon Customer "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.
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Overall 10
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As good as you expect it to be

AboveClouds, Amazon
30 January 2011
  • 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.
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6 not 5

Ddan, Amazon
13 November 2010
  • 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: [...
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Amazing, no rating under 5 Stars

Philscbx, Amazon
3 October 2010
  • Summary: I've had mine for a couple years now, then added 1.4, and gets mounted on the 1DsMkII when at the race track usually. Quite the beast when this set-up has to be toted around. A quick 60 second sample at Youtube of Iowa Speedway will show you how far from Tv camera operator up on crane about 250 feet comes in tack on the mark. Actually I was trying to capture the view he was seeing of the race on his camera's monitor.
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In a word...Unbelieveable

R. Morlando "Shutter Nut", Amazon
3 June 2010
  • Summary: I had been looking at this lens for a long time. I was skeptical of the stellar reviews and extremely hesitant to drop the $[...]. I wanted to see for myself first so I rented a copy from [...] (BTW, great company). For seven days I shot everything imaginable with this lens. To keep this short, this lens is amazing. The auto focus is lightning fast and accurate. The contrast and color are phenomenal. This is the sharpest lens I have shot with to date.
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Overall 10
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An excellent lens but I have a question below:

Trim Damage "Valve Damage", Amazon
4 February 2010
  • Summary: I am not a professional photographer. I bought this lens from Ebay, used and without IS. The lens is very fast, sharp and sturdy. I like it very much. I used this lens to take pictures of deer in my backyard. But the lens is very heavy. You cannot use it without a tripod or monopod. However, I have a question and I would appreciate if you could spend a moment to share your valuable experience with me. Does this lens require a UV filter and a Polarizing filter?
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Sharp Wide Open And That Is What Counts

PJ, Amazon
10 January 2010
  • Summary: Love: - Sharp wide open and that is what counts (sharpens nicely with software). - Sharpens more when stopped down an f-stop (outstanding resolution). - Fast auto focus (fastest I have seen). - Solid build (switches and rings are precise without play). - Replaceable flat front glass which protects the adjacent UD element. - Autofocus stop buttons. - Dust and water resistant. - Programmable preset focusing. - Removable tripod collar.
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