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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
8.3 out of 10

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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REVIEW: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Review

6 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Handling and features Canon have given the 70-300mm range an L-series makeover and as a result this lens sports silent autofocus, with full-time manual override, weather sealing, optical stabilisation and tougher build quality than you might normally find on a lens covering this range.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Review

What Digital Camera
28 November 2010
  • Summary: It may have a relatively old design, but this optic produces a great set of MTF curves at all focal lengths, with just a dip at 300mm when smaller apertures are used. If you can avoid these performance here is still very acceptable.
  • Pros: Good all-rounder
  • Cons: Lack of IF
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Lens Test: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM AF

Pop Photo
16 June 2010
  • Excerpt: This long, Tele stabilized zoom replaces Canon's popular 75-300mm f/4-5.6 full-frame IS lens, the industry's first IS/VR lens, introduced in 1995. The new model delivers better image stabilization (to three stops instead of two) and a wider zoom range.
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Expert Review

4 July 2009
  • Excerpt: In September of 1995, Canon introduced a revolutionary new lens, the EF 75-300/4-5.6 IS USM. The revolutionary aspect of this lens was the incorporation of an optical image stabilizer system which allowed the lens to be hand held at shutter speeds two stops slower than could be done with a...
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
6 June 2009
  • Summary: For a consumer type zoom, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is a surprisingly solid lens. Image quality is quite good and in the shorter zoom range even rivaling that of the more expensive L grade lenses.
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens

The Digital Picture
8 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Overall 8

Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM

21 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Good performance, decent value and excellent image stabilisation. However, it’s pretty bulky and suffers from ‘zoom creep’
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[REVIEW—CANON LENS EF 70–300mm f4–5.6 IS USM]

6 January 2011
  • Summary: Canon produces a bewildering array of lenses in this zoom range. By our count there are four 70–200mm lenses and three 70–300. The best lenses are those that have a constant maximum aperture across the zoom range and in which the barrel length does not change when zooming.
  • Pros: This is a sweet and smooth lens in use. Auto focus is fast enough and the feel of zoom and focus controls is good. It is light enough to carry around without getting a pain in the neck, yet not so light that there are worries about durability.
  • Cons: There is slight barrel distortion at the wide end – nothing to worry about in field use – and slightly more pincushion at the 300mm end. It is easy enough to correct in Photoshop.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Photo answers
28 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Despite being relatively light in weight, it felt robust in the hand and well-balanced on our EOS 60D body. The zoom extended smoothy and during testing, the AF performed quickly thanks to the built-in Ultrasonic Motor (USM), locking onto targets with no signs of hunting.
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Overall 7
Value for money 10
Overall quality 6
Build quality 5

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM IS - APS-C Format Review / Retest

21 June 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM IS is a very decent performer when used on an APS-C DSLR. It is capable of delivering very good results throughout the range. The peak performance is, of course, in the lower range but the results are still pretty impressive at 300mm.
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