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7.4 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 4
4.0

Soft,unacceptable focus.

deepchi, Adorama
5 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Too expensive for a lens that doesn't focus sharply.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

deepchi, Adorama
5 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Too expensive for a lens that doesn't focus sharply.
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent Lens

THOMAS F., Newegg
2 December 2011
  • Summary: Lens lock is for transporting only, but then again no lens creep. This lens is big; a little more than the diameter of a Pringles Can and about 8" long.
  • Pros: This is a 4 Egg Lens* (see cons) Has AF/MF, IS, and USM**. 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom Lens No lens creep.
  • Cons: *I bought it on Black Friday, Tuesday it was out of stock and they dropped it $100. It was back in stock on Thursday. -2eggs for New Egg **USM is pretty loud. Lenses rotate as you zoom and focus.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wait for version 2!

qliq, Ebay
27 October 2006
  • Summary: This lens should be avoided by those with high standards of contrast and sharpness, usually found in better Canon lenses. Small details, object definition and color are subdued. The overall image needs much more manipulation in Photoshop to reach the level that the simple EOS 75-300mm IS lens displays. Portrait and action photographers will benefit from the advance technology in the IS and iris diaphragm. I'm sure there will be a version 2.
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Overall 4
4.0

High price, low image quality

Gavin Owen, Amazon
16 September 2014
  • Summary: If you search for reviews of this lens you'll find that the majority rate it poorly - take those reviews seriously! The only thing this lens has going for it is that it is small for a lens with this range. On the negative side, image quality is poor and when zooming the lens quickly reaches a minimum aperture of f/5.6 - this means it either needs a lot of light or high ISO to get a sharp exposure.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth the money, buy the 70-400 f/4-5.6 IS L lens instead

Mr. Shaun Pugh, Amazon
1 April 2012
  • Summary: I'm still deciding which lens to buy so I hired this lens and the 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS L lens and used them both for a week. They are both a very similar price, the L lens has a slightly wider aperture, but weighs more. Otherwise at least on paper they are fairly evenly matched. One of the benefits of hiring a lens is that you see how the lens would be after a couple of years use - the copy of the DO lens I had was floppy, and extended under it's own weight quite easily.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Terech Илья, Yandex
9 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Тестировал на протяжении двух дней,брать бы не стал. Лучше взять 70-200 4L со стабом. Кроме компактности плюсов нет..
  • Pros: компактность
  • Cons: не резкая картинка,цена завышена для стекла с такой светосилой,неоднородность поля изображения,унылый-бюджетный рисунок(не отличается от 75-300 за 6 тыс)
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