Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
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Poor quality at wide aperture
JRR, B&H Photo
24 June 2015
Excerpt: I'm a bit disappointed with this lens. I've done several tests and this lens takes terrible photos at anything less than f8. At the higher f-stops quality is good, but I'd definitely recommend something like the Tamron 28-270mm VC PZ, which is much lighter, has a more versatile zoom range, and stays...
Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
Summary: I just received this lens today and so far, I love it. I'm a complete amateur when it comes to photography and wanted to have a better lens than the one that was included with my T5i. This lens could use a little more reach for bird photography but it does a nice job for what it is.
Excerpt: I purchased lens with a camera body to receive a promotional rebate from manufacturer. It works as it is supposed to; capture an object within 70 to 300 millimeters of the zoom lens capability and shoot. I like the dynamics of the lens and it makes a great light weight lens to carry in your bag.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: I've owned this lens for many years. It's reasonable for the price. But it is not a particularly sharp lens, in my experience, and suffers from chromatic aberration. It was great for reach on crop-sensor cameras years ago.
Summary: Based upon previous comments I chose this lens as a beginner. I used it to take pics of Tobago's beautiful landscapes and Beaches, but was a bit disappointed. I suppose I expected to see great telescopic images especially when zooming in on the different landscapes and various Fort Sites.
Summary: It has taken a lot of practice to know how to shoot with this lens. The image stabilization is incredible! You really don't have to worry about camera shake at any reasonable shutter speed. I've zoomed out to 300mm and still taken good pictures at 1/100.
Summary: This Canon 70-300mm IS USM is certainly not a bad lens for its modest price. It performed adequately at a recent adult soccer match hand-held in the IS #2 mode at speeds of 1/1250 sec. or faster in wide open Aperture priority setting with my Canon 50D, but it was noticeably "soft" at 300mm.