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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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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. This lens is easy to carry all day and is perfect for handholding so no tripod is necessary unless you're shooting in low light. I was also surprised at how quick the autofocus is.
  • 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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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. And the extra reach over the 70-200mm really helps when shooting birds. The comments about the IS making noise is over blown. If your using a 20D your shutter will make more noise. The IS really works great.
  • 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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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 8x10 and 11x14. This lens is that good., * Great color., * Very good bokeh at f/4, especially with close subjects., * IS is fantastic and buys you 2-3 stops of shutter speed. I...
  • 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 plus for many types of photos. It's just something to be aware of when shooting.
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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. Even with the 1.4 TC, I noticed no noticeable drop in performance, apart fro mthe obvious 1 stop reduction.
  • 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. The Prime lense lets more light in and is much lighter then a multible mm lense. I alos have the IM image stab/ on it, ans when shooting gulls etc. it is faster then the 100 to 400. I have both and wouldnt want to give up either!
  • 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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januskanta, priceminister.com
26 August 2014
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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.
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antonpetrov, club.foto.ru
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: по сравнению с EF 70-200mm f4L значительно контрастнее, отличная работа на f4, интересно использовать с удлиннительными кольцами- фокусируется с 1 метра и ближе, но не настолько близко как с более коротким стеклом, когда объектив фокусируется вплотную к объекту съёмки. Картинка более живая и чистая чем 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM + телеконвертор 1.4. Альтернативу (качество + цена) этому объективу подобрать сложно.
  • Pros: Отличная конструкция, лёгкий, качественный стабилизатор- 1/60с - удовлетворительный результат. С телеконвертором 1.4 уверенная работа. Сказочная встроенная бленда-архи удобна в использовании.
  • Cons: Не выявил.
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DrJeans, club.foto.ru
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Выбирал долго, всё ходил, присматривался, примерялся, пробовал разные варианты : 100-400L, 70-200 2.8L + ext 1.4, но выбор свой остановил на 300 4L. Специально для фотоохоты к нему взял Canon 50D. Связка получилась отличная. На ISO:640-1000 вполне можно делать качественные фотографии в лесу, при слабой освещенности. AF цепкий, правда если цель находится среди веток иногда путается, но на AL Servo быстро корректируется и держит.
  • Pros: ФИКС! Минимальное фокусное расстояние 1,5 метра, что позволяет делать макро снимки на безопасном расстоянии, стабилизатор изображения, светосила f/4 и конечно цена, достойная качества.
  • Cons: Белый цвет корпуса, на фотоохоте приходится маскировать
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Александр Борейша, club.foto.ru
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Добавлю еще несколько тестовых снимков в "серый" питерский зимний день и связке с 5DMK2 + EF 1.4x II специально на ISO 1600
  • Pros: После этого объектива - не тянет к зумам , что свойственно почти для всех L фиксов , этот объектив приносит при работе только положительные эмоции.
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