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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
6 June 2009
  • Summary: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM is a pretty unique lens in sense that it is one of the only two Canon lenses that incorporate diffractive optics. When the lens was first released in 2004 (following the release of Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM), Canon was believed to quickly follow up with...
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Overall 5
5.0

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

PC Magazine
26 February 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM is a very compact telezoom for full-frame Canon SLRs, but its image quality is lacking.
  • Pros: Compact. Optically stabilized. Full-frame coverage.
  • Cons: Pricey. Not that sharp. Lots of distortion when zoomed.
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REVIEW: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

photodo
16 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a close look at the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens before using it to take a close look at everything else.
  • Pros: Good resolution, Excellent build quality, Compact size, Low distortion
  • Cons: Price, Zoom creep, Less contrast when shooting into the light
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Lens Test: Canon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM AF

Pop Photo
12 July 2008
  • Excerpt: One of only two lenses that contains both refractive and diffractive glass elements, this image-stabilized tele zoom is dramatically more compact -- and expensive ($1,143, street) -- than its refractive-only Canon ($549, street) or Nikon ($479, street) counterparts.
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens

The Digital Picture
3 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Expert Review

photo.net
7 September 2007
  • Excerpt: As a long-term user of a Canon 75-300 IS USM lens I hoped that Canon would bring out an L-series version of this lens with better optical quality, especially at the 300mm end. When Canon introduced the 100-400 IS lens I bought one to get higher quality images of wildlife at long focal lengths but...
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO USM lens

Images by William Castleman
7 August 2004
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM is a compact, very fast-focusing zoom telephoto lens that provides generally excellent imaging function including excellent image stabilization at a high price. It is a weak performer at 300mm.
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

ePHOTOzine
12 April 2010
  • Summary: If money were no object and you wanted a compact telephoto zoom lens with an image stabiliser that produces sharp images at all focal lengths, then this would be the lens for you.
  • Pros: Good resolution, Excellent build quality, Compact size, Low distortion
  • Cons: Price, Zoom creep, Less contrast when shooting into the light
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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 3
3.0
Overall quality 5
5.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM DO IS - Full Format Review / Test Report

photozone.de
23 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM DO IS is a promising new approach ... on paper at least. The DO elements allows a much more compact design compared to conventional lenses and our camera bags are certainly bulky enough already so that's something to be appreciated for sure.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM DO IS - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
19 March 2008
  • Conclusion: In principal the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM DO IS is a very interesting lens ... in principal. From a performance point of view it delivers all that a consumer has hoped for - high resolution figures in conjunction with low distortions, low vignetting and low chromatic aberrations and all...
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