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

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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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Overall 2
2.0

Big disappointment

olcay, Amazon
5 July 2014
  • Summary: I received the product and I returned at the same day. It was big disappointment for me. When it came, the lid was shrunk and stuck in front of lens. It didn't come out. I bought this product because it was cheaper than others, but I experienced why it was cheaper.
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Overall 2
2.0

Overrated item

Smurf, Adorama
28 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The clamp for the price is way overrated. Beware if you order from Adorama and try to cancel they ignore the emails and ship the item anyway, once you refuse it, they will NOT refund the shipping even you made EVERY attempt to cancel the order prior and NEVER received it.
  • Cons: Adorama Shipping Refund
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Tomt, Adorama
16 March 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens works well for shots that are close. Zoomed all the way out nothing is sharp. It's not much good for long distance bird shots. I also think it is a bit slow on the auto focus which I could live with if the pictures were sharp. Mostly a costly disappointment.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 10
10
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Not sharp

Tomt, Canon
16 March 2013
  • Conclusion: This lens works well for shots that are close. Zoomed all the way out nothing is sharp. It's not much good for long distance bird shots. I also think it is a bit slow on the auto focus which I could live with if the pictures were sharp. Mostly a costly disappointment.
  • Pros: Superior build quality
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

wv_kid, Adorama
9 March 2013
  • Excerpt: This lense will not focus when zoomed at 300mm. Most pictures are blurry. I have an efs 55mm to 250 mm that blows the socks off of this one and costed half as much. I expected more from Canon than what i got.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Very unsatisfied

wv_kid, Canon
9 March 2013
  • Conclusion: This lense will not focus when zoomed at 300mm. Most pictures are blurry. I have an efs 55mm to 250 mm that blows the socks off of this one and costed half as much. I expected more from Canon than what i got.
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images
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Overall 2
2.0

Very soft lens

Jordan, B&H Photo
12 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens in Jan '09 when I first got all my camera gear. It has served well, very sturdy and nothing wrong with it to this day. My photography interest is more for macro but I'm now getting into the birds and using it more and more, but it's simply not good enough.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus, Soft
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Overall 2
2.0

The worst lens I've owned

Bret in Moab, B&H Photo
26 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to replace my 10 year old Canon 100-400mm lens after reading several very positive reviews. The lens is built well and it zooms smoothly but the image quality is terrible.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Got what I payed for

Birder, B&H Photo
25 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Main use if for bird photos @300mm Main advantage, is that it is light, relatively small & inexpensive. A good walk-around lens. Unless my copy is out-of-cal,for my use at 300mm it is disappointing, with no resolution details. For decent photos, I revert to my 400mm 5.6, and bear the extra weight.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Disappointed

Rotifer, B&H Photo
26 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Like many, I exhaustingly researched this lens vs. the F4 L before ignoring the smattering of poor reviews and getting the 70-300. Washed out color, soft images and found the focus to hunt when you need it to lock-up quickly.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Rugged
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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