Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
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This is a fine lens, but I found myself wishing that I ...
Ken Johnson, Amazon
4 December 2014
Summary: This is a fine lens, but I found myself wishing that I had gotten the 100-400mm lens for more flexability. If you're thinking of buying this lens, first consider the type of photography you plan to use it for, and then decide whether this prime lens or a telezoom will better meet your needs.
Summary: I'd like to start by saying that I'm assuming that I got a bad copy of this lens, judging from all the great reviews it got. But from what I learned about it, even a bad copy, prompted me to give a review.
Great Deal for long and medium shooters and it's a L
Bid D, Amazon
15 August 2014
Summary: If you are a long to medium range shooter this is a real deal, an L lens at 300mm, full frame or APC !! Don't worry about the F-4 it has IS. The price is a great deal and if you don't think so check out the sister lens 300mm F-2.8 starting out at 5600$ and up
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.
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.
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I use this lens mostly for wildlife photos. It delivers wonderful sharpness and bokeh. I use it hand held or sometimes from a monopod, and the light weight won't slow me down on the trail. With this approach, the 300 f4 can yields excellent results between 2 - 25 yards.
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.
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