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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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User Review

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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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 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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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

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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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10
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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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Speed performance 8
8.0

Scherp, scherper, scherpst

A. Louwes, cameranu.nl
19 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Deze lens blinkt toch wel uit in de scherpte van de beelden, dit in combinatie met mijn Canon 5D MKIII. De beeldstabilisatie (IS) functie werkt erg goed zoals ik dat gewend ben van Canon, evenals de solide constructie. De autofocus snelheid kan hele snelle actie redelijk bijhouden.
  • Pros: Verbluffende scherpte, Zeer goed werkende IS functie, Prachtige bokeh, Functionele zonnekap, Handzaam en relatief licht
  • Cons: Werkt niet met een extender 2x
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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.
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8.0

Muy caro !!

Ciao
25 August 2013
  • Excerpt: 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"). El APS-C DSLR el campo de visión se asemeja a una lente clásica 480mm (de formato completo) adecuado para la vida silvestre y la fotografía deportiva.
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Александр Борейша, club.foto.ru
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Масса положительных эмоций . Это , пожалуй , единственный длинный фикс у Canon , который позволяет приобщиться к фотографированию дикой природы совместно с т.к 1.4 при относительно малых затратах :-))) ( не считая более старых моделей , которые не имеют IS ) . Очень резкий , даже с экстендером 1.4 . На ФФ ( 5DMK2 ) позволяет просто фантастически кадрировать исходник без потери качества .
  • Pros: Отличная резкость , достаточная компактность , быстрый автофокус , очень хороший и надежный конструктив , оперативная встроенная бленда , замечательно работает с EF 1.4x II
  • Cons: слабые стороны ?...не нашел - это одно из самых удачных стекол у Canon
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Overall 10
10

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Танака, club.foto.ru
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Первый мой телефик-фикс. Впервые удовлетворен резкостью телевика на 100%. Раньше использовал ZD 50-200. Если сравнивать, то:1. Сабж намного быстрее фокусируется.2. Сабж заметно резче. В принципе, 50-200 сравнимые по резкости снимки выдавать может, но редко. Не вполне понимаю почему, возможно это проблема автофокуса Олимпуса. Хотя там, где ZD по резкости проигрывает, промахов по фокусу тоже вроде нет, и шевеленки незаметно (хотя может дело и в ней).3.
  • Pros: Очень резкий., Резкий с ТКх1.4, Стабилизированный, Мгновенно фокусируется, Неплохая комплектация
  • Cons: Тяжеловат, Дороговат и относительно дефицитен, Через 4 года использования потребовался ремонт.
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