Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
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poor image quality, noisey
D. Hufstader "there are 3 kinds of people in ..., Amazon
30 May 2014
Summary: I went back and forth when shopping between this, and the equivalent from Sigma and Tamron. I opted to go with canon, thinking canon glass on a canon camera was the best option. first.. autofocus is all over the place. constantly adjusting and having a hard time locking on. second, the IS is and the USM motors are LOUD! none of my other lenses make anywhere near this amount of noise. third.. image quality..
Excerpt: I purchased this refurbished lens(EF70-300mm IS USM)after reading so many positive reviews about canon refurbished product. I must say, my example was entirely disappointing.... The lens arrived very poorly pkgd, it had a huge lump/bump in the box, this was a result of B&H having improperly pkgd the lens box with some kind of bubble wrap, which being filled with air, had only one way to go, this compromised the pkg significantly.
Excerpt: I received my lens and was very disappointed to see that it wasn't focusing at short focal lengths and when it would focus at longer focal lenths it would make a loud noise for a short time after focusing. Fortunately, I called b and h and they agreed without hesitation to send me a new one. I hope that the new one does not have these issues.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens because of the focal range and because I couldn't afford the L glass. I have a huge need for a telephoto zoom lens because it can be a real work horse for weddings, I can stand back during the ceremony and not have to be in the action to get close up shots, also great for more candid shots during the reception--at a distance, people don't notice you aiming at them. I also really love a good telephoto lens for the compression in portraits.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Good range
Cons: Blurry Focus, Noisy with increased ISO, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
Excerpt: Had high hopes for this lens - but after fighting the focus time and again I gave up. When it did focus - I got good quality pictures - but the hunt for the focus was more than I could handle...
Excerpt: This was my first zoom. Wanted longer reach than the 70-200, smaller form factor for travel, and it to be non-white so as not too stand out in a crowd. Unfortunately the Autofocus was too poor to be livable. In anything less than bright sunlight the auto-focus would not lock on. In best case situations AF was loud and slow. Lens returned.
Excerpt: i did not like this lense!i own a 70-200 and the 70-300 just felt cheaply made next to it.too much plastic and a very tight ring. i shoot landscapes and nature and wanted some extra throw to get out further with.i'll stick to my 70-200 for sure. i sent this product back.
Summary: This is a decent lens, there isn't anything too special about it. It does have IS (Image Stabilization) which is supposed to allow 4 addition stops of shake-free shooting, but I often find many shots come out soft. It must be noted that this lens beyond 200mm is noticably soft. I find it very difficult to get a sharp shot from this lens.