Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
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the videographer formerly known as Justin, B&H Photo
31 March 2015
Excerpt: Okay, so I'm a wedding videographer, so obviously a lens with limited f-stop isn't ideal, but boy-howdy do I like this lens. I've been using this 10 year old 300 lens for a while because it's what I had, so I didn't have much to compare it to, but this one has been incredible. It's image stabilization works GREAT when shooting video, and it doesn't run too loud. The auto focus is great as well, just a little bit louder than the stabilizer.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Perty, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Give you good chance to take some relatively sharp pictures with less than $. As an entry level, I'm satisfied with image quality, weight, IS, etc. The focus is fine but not that silent and I have to say it's a little slow. You get what you paid. The sharpness reduces at 300mm, especially when you are using the largest aperture. If shooting some 'static' objects, it might be nice to use F8 instead. Overall, this lens can be a good practice.
Excerpt: This 70-300 covers a wide range of focal length at the higher end of the spectrum. As a F/4-5.7 lens it is a seems like a compact and very handy size. It isn't overly large or anything like that. My biggest qualm is that the auto-focus is not up to the level of some of these newer AF systems (Canon 5D Mk3, Canon 7D Mk2). At this point, I cannot attest to duability/construction of the lens. Most lenses like this I've used previously are solid.
Excerpt: This lens is a joy to own and use for pulling that distant object in for a closer view. The auto focus and the image stabilization are both excellent. I read some talk about lens creep (meaning that if you point the camera up or down the lens might change zoom settings due to it's own weight), but that has not happened to me yet. Maybe it will when it gets a little older.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction