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8.6 out of 10

Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

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Overall 8
8.0

This is a fine lens, but I found myself wishing that I ...

Ken Johnson, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice lens.

FloridaDrafter, Amazon
8 September 2014
  • 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. The image stabilization (IS) in my copy did not function, and there was a faint ghost along or around all sharp edges. The edges were sharp as a tack, it was just this faint ghosting, almost like a drop shadow, and no, it wasn't caused by the lack of IS.
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Overall 8
8.0

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
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Overall 8
8.0

Great as a close-up lens

QuietSoloPursuits, Adorama
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: Superior build quality
  • Cons: Slow Auto-Focus
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Performance 8
8.0
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

Canon 300 f4- Very sharp, but has its limitations

Lectito, Amazon
26 May 2014
  • 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. Another reviewer called the 300 f4 a long distance macro, and that's basically how I have used it.
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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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