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Canon  EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
9.5 out of 10

Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM

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Value for money 10
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jackthehat, Photography Review
6 April 2008
  • Summary: I bought this lens as I needed more pulling power than my 70-200 f2.8L IS could give me. Initially I was surprised how compact and lightweight it was. It is no bigger than the 70-200 f2.8 and it is noticeably lighter too.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Portable, Built in lens hood, Great image quality, Fast AF, 2 mode IS, Pro build quality, Good manual focus ring, 77mm filter thread, Reasonable price, Good with 1.4x extender, Comes with good quality case and tripod collar
  • Cons: 1st generation IS, No weatherproofing, Only available in white (not good for wildlife - or muggers!)
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Value for money 10
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mertmag, Photography Review
10 November 2007
  • Summary: Having owned a Sigma 70-200mm EX APO HSM f/2.8 a Canon 70-200mm f/4L a Sigma 100-300mm EX APO HSM f/4. I can tell you this is the sharpest one of the group, even at f/4. Can't zoom of course but when shooting wildlife it doesn't matter much.
  • Pros: Image quality even at f/4.0, IS, Build quality
  • Cons: Not black. I really wish Canon would offer the L lenses in a black version. I think the users would be pleased.
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Value for money 10
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Photography Review
4 March 2007
  • Summary: Let me cut to the chase: this is one of the finest gems in Canon's line and a real improvement over the various zooms that cover this range. You will not be disappointed in this lens.
  • Pros: * Sharp with great contrast wide open at f/4. Sharper at f/4 than consumer 70-300 zooms at f/8 or f/11. This lens can produce stunning images. I am comfortable cropping f/4 and f/5.6 shots to half their size in post processing to further magnify the subject. They still remain tack sharp printed 8...
  • Cons: * If you forget to use the limiter switch and AF hunts, you'll notice the AF delay. This lens has larger elements with further travel for close focusing than mid-range lenses, so use the limiter to speed up AF., * Shallow DoF at f/4, especially close up. This isn't really weakness, in fact it's a...
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Value for money 8
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markandpor, Photography Review
10 October 2006
  • Summary: I bought this, together with the 1.4 TC II for a safari trip in South Africa. Boy was I glad I bought this combination. It covered almost all of my photo needs, including some great captures of cheetas! The lens delivers GREAT contrast & is pin sharp & not too heavy to use for hand-holding.
  • Pros: Quality, weight
  • Cons: IS can be a little noisy at times (if I can classify a low whirring nose as 'noisy'
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jimz, Photography Review
29 September 2006
  • Summary: I purchased this lense before getting a 100mm to 400mm L 5.6 and was glad I did. If you have the extra money, the 300mm f4 is great early in the morning for wildlife, and large birds, that mostly move and eat at that hour.
  • Pros: L glass the best bar none. built like a tank.
  • Cons: hate the color, for wildlife or birds would rather have black or camo. price is a little stiff but I tried Sigma and others no match
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10

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Tolik Skibickiy, club.foto.ru
24 May 2015
  • Excerpt: очень хорошее стекло, хоть и старая версия без стаба, брал б\у с японии через ebay заказывал. даже не смотря на то что нужно частенько ногами побегать,но картинка того стоит. использую в связке с 7d,всем рекомендую
  • Pros: цветопередача, картинка очень живая.пластичность. резкость начиная с f4, встроенная бленда
  • Cons: нет пиле влагозащиты
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Le top du top

januskanta, priceminister.com
26 August 2014
Overall 10
10

C'est Canon tout simplemlent !!

mouthiers16, priceminister.com
13 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Vendeur très professionnel et efficace !. Confirmation appréciable par téléphone. Colis parfaitement emballé reçu 2 jours après commande!! 21/20 Je recommande vivement!! Quand on n'est pas content, on le dit !! l'inverse doit aussi être vrai. Dont acte ..!!.. C'est court mais sincère. Cdt,
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Value for money 6
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Muy caro !!

MARQUESS24, Ciao
25 August 2013
  • Summary: Hola de nuevo a todos / as amigos y compañeros de Ciao. El Canon EF 300 mm f / 4 IS USM es parte de la calificación profesional de Canon L ( Luxury ) series. Aunque no es exactamente una lente barata del f/4L IS 300mm es especialmente interesante para muchos aficionados serios ("prosumidores").
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club.foto.ru
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Увлекся сьемкой животных давно, сначало был один ф-снайпер (поюзаный), потом другой(новый), позже в 2000 году перешол на пентакс, все радовало кроме отсутствия разнообразия родной ему оптики, а купленый мною 100-300 давал картинку хуже чем таир, то же и с сигмой которую брал на пробу.
  • Pros: стабилизатор, отличная проработка деталей при плохой освещености и в тенях, бленда, внутрения, очень быстрая фокусировка.
  • Cons: Пока ненашол, ну может цена, хотя он того стоит.
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