Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
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Value for money 10
Overall quality 10
Great as a close-up lens
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.