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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

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is equipped with a telephot Read more

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Zoomzoom

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
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent lens for the price

Alex, B&H Photo
31 March 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Came with front and rear lens caps. I oredered ...

Groov, Amazon
7 March 2015
  • Summary: Came with front and rear lens caps. I oredered them sepratley because description was unclear as to whether they were included.
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Overall 8
8.0

love it so far have only had it since 14

CAB, Cameta
17 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Love taking outdoor pictures and weddings and sports, so far this has been great on the sports end when I can't get on the court.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Kenneth E. Rose, Amazon
13 February 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Exactly as Expected

James M., B&H Photo
14 January 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Cal, Amazon
24 December 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Good lens for the price.

Hector Sazo, B&H Photo
4 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Good lens for the price, 70-300 L is much, much sharper.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great purchase choice

Just Used Pixels, Adorama
27 August 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Safari Lens

Gortzh, Amazon
4 July 2014
  • Summary: Bought for a safari in Kenya. Focal length worked well for photographing animals and birds. IS helped as well. 4 Stars because it's a bit pricey.
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