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Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Performance 8
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Overall quality 10
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Great as a close-up lens

QuietSoloPursuits, Canon
29 June 2014
  • Conclusion: This is my second L series lens, and I've had the same problem with both of them, neither auto-focuses accurately on one of the 60 D bodies that I own. The problem may be with the one body, but all my other lenses, Canon or other brands, work well with that body. This is a great lens to use for near macro photography,for somewhat larger subjects such as butterflies, dragonflies, and larger flowers.
  • Pros: Superior build quality
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for close-ups

Quietsolopursuits, B&H Photo
29 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This is my second L series lens, and I've had the same problem with both of them, neither auto-focuses accurately on one of the 60 D bodies that I own. The problem may be with the one body, but all my other lenses, Canon or other brands, work well with that body. This is a great lens to use for near macro photography,for somewhat larger subjects such as butterflies, dragonflies, and larger flowers.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Wildlife Lens

Adorama
2 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Purchased for small boat cruise in Alaska and found the lens to be an excellent choice for capturing whales other distant wildlife.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

finally a prime lens

lulu48, B&H Photo
24 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Would be a five except that I know the 2.8 is even better but I most certainly cannot afford one. I've used this only briefly but so far the auto focus is great and the results are clear and crisp.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice tele prime

Bryan Wahrer, Amazon
23 March 2014
  • Summary: Very nice lens. IS is an older type and is quite loud when engaging. But still works as expected. My copy has moderate front focusing. But after dialing in some micro adjustment, it works great. Very sharp lens. Would give it five stars, but it is an older Canon lens and could use an update to the IS and design.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EF 300mm f/4L Lens

BB, B&H Photo
20 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Pluses: 1) relatively light for telephoto lens 2) easy to handle - works well on monopod 3) telescoping lens hood is very handy 4) so far, image quality is very good -- IS works as advertised Minuses: 1) auto focus is a bit noisy
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Hand Held SuperTP Lense

D. Harris, Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: Received the lens and shot my first baseball game today. From Afternoon to dusk this lense worked hard. It is a little noisy at time (I am also sensitive) but the Bokah (blur) was great and while the 60d is not the strongest body in the world this lens proved the old adage buy glass first. I can't wait to get a new body but in the meantime I am thrilled with the reach and clarity of this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Versatile Lens.

The Ole Perfesser, B&H Photo
9 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for it's versatility in capturing nature in general but wild birds in particular. I have owned it for two years and feel that I can offer a more informed review now. Because I have no plans for purchasing larger, more expensive lenses, I felt this lens offered the most reasonable compromise when compared to Canon's 400mm f5.6 or Canon's 100-400mm Zoom.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Product for the money paid... will recommand the buyer

Ashok Reddy, Amazon
19 November 2013
  • Summary: The item is in good shape and got it for good price too, nice buy for me. I would have loved it if I would have got it along with all the instruction manuals.
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Overall 8
8.0

EF300 Yes, the one for me

PhotoGuy, B&H Photo
12 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I have become an avid bird watcher, and recently have started working to combine watching with my photography. I opted for the 300 MM F4 L lens, and a 1.4X converter. This allows me to continue to use AF with the 7D camera. I considered the 400 MM F5.6, but the extra reach was not losing the AF. In good light the AF is fast and accurate.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
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