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7.5 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

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Overall 8
8.0

Good compact design, useful range

Square Shot, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Does exactly as it was intended. It's not as sharp as my L Series lens, but they are not telephoto zooms. I think it's perfectly acceptable on my Canon 5D II and 1Ds Mark II. The barrel does extend itself and can be annoying if I forget the set the lock when walking and hiking around (guess that's what the locks for). It's compact but not a light lens. With a little saturation and contrast boost and normal sharpening in LR I'm more than satisfied with the lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great Quality Alternative to Big White Bulky Zoom

Amazon Customer, Amazon
30 November 2014
  • Summary: I own the Canon 70-200/2.8 IS II but wanted a light weight compact non white long focal length zoom to carry while traveling. This is a specialty lens that works well for travelers who do not want a lot of size and weight in their backpack but yet want a quality pro type lens. The build is good and the lens is black meaning that it will attract less attention in public.
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Overall 10
10

Met all my expectations

Simba Roars "simba_roars", Amazon
12 June 2014
  • Summary: Finally used this lens and couldn't be happier. I bought it reconditioned from Adorama around Xmas and was not expecting it to come packaged like new. I really went back and forth on getting the non-DO EF 70-300 or this lens, but didn't want to spend the extra $800 and decided to take a shot. Am I glad I did. I rencently went to an auto race and took over 400 pictures and was pleasantly surprised at the sharpness and the speed at which the lens auto-focussed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Glad I have this lens, but had to buy a lower range lens as well

pashunut, Ebay
12 April 2014
  • Summary: I have this lens and have enjoyed taking quality photos with it. I was attracted by it's compactness and advanced optics and motors. I recommend it for anyone requiring this optic range. That being said, I must say that the 70-300 range is required less often than I would had anticipated. The bottom setting of 70mm is not a close substitute for 50mm. And I have found that my most often used range is between 28mm and 105mm.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Not happy

Ggforce, Canon
3 April 2014
  • Conclusion: Maybe it was my mistake but I had high expectations on this lens. I had the opportunity of taking the EF 400 F4 DO IS on a couple of air shows. The Diffractive Lens technology works great on this lens but its not the same with the 70-300. It is a light wight lens and that makes it nice for traveling and not being very flashy as the big white L's. But unfortunately it is not a very sharp lens. Not hapy with it.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Ggforce, Adorama
3 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Maybe it was my mistake but I had high expectations on this lens. I had the opportunity of taking the EF 400 F4 DO IS on a couple of air shows. The Diffractive Lens technology works great on this lens but its not the same with the 70-300. It is a light wight lens and that makes it nice for traveling and not being very flashy as the big white L's. But unfortunately it is not a very sharp lens. Not hapy with it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice compact, light telephoto with great features

jmstearnsx2, Ebay
2 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to travel with, as well as be less conspicuous that the 'white' 70-200mm lenses. It's about the size of my 24-105mm, which is a nice size. The weight balances the 6D nicely. An extra boost of contrast & sharpness in the camera settings and this lens really shines!
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointing Lens

Va Photograper, Adorama
25 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Superb build quality. It is nearly identical in size to the 24-105 F4l. Solidly built. The interest in this lens is the 300mm reach in a greatly shortened barrel length. It does not broadcast your presence the way a 70-200 tube does. Good for street shooting. Disappointing results. The zoom ring was very difficult to twist to lengthen and the movement was not smooth. Prevented easy zoom to length if you have the camera to your eye.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Va Photograper, Adorama
25 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Superb build quality. It is nearly identical in size to the 24-105 F4l. Solidly built. The interest in this lens is the 300mm reach in a greatly shortened barrel length. It does not broadcast your presence the way a 70-200 tube does. Good for street shooting. Disappointing results. The zoom ring was very difficult to twist to lengthen and the movement was not smooth. Prevented easy zoom to length if you have the camera to your eye.
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Overall 10
10

Best All Around Lens

Michael J. Trappen, Amazon
27 December 2013
  • Summary: Best all around lens. Don't need to change out lenses to get a wide variety of shots. The short stubby lens fits nicely in my Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 bag
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