Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
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Excellent zoom, average image quality, right size and weight.
22 January 2014
Summary: The zoom is awesome, feelings celebrity photo. The size and weight feels right. The quality of the photos makes quality stabilization mode on the pixels get lost, but if you have in mind, we have a very good quality lens. For the money you have, I highly recommend it.
Summary: This lens is a good choice for outdoor photography. The downside is that it does not last eta water. Manual focus is numb and toy-like. My store failed when I did not get a circular polarizing filter was supposed to come by. The system did not accept the part of the refund because I wanted to keep the lens.
Conclusion: I purchased this to upgrade from the 75-300mm budget lens. I love the features with two modes of IS and the USM, it's also built very well. The IS is a bit noisy but not bad enough to bother wildlife if thats what you like to shoot. The USM is also not as quiet as other shorter lenses but this is to be expected. I do consider it an upgrade from the other zoom especially if you can find it for a good price.
Conclusion: Bought this lens for two reasons: one, for the reach; second for the weight. Use 1D and 5D (gripped) and those two with L lenses get awfully heavy..sometime need to simply lighten the load without sacrificing too much IQ. This lens in not L, but not bad. A little slow in low light, but overall, a very usable lens for IQ and as a sub for the heavy big glass situations.
A sturdy, versatile & user-friendly lens for capturing the moment.
5 January 2013
Summary: I wanted a quick and easy telephoto for fleeting wildlife shots. This lens gives good quality images at a reasonable price. Way less bulk and weight than a "L" series while in thick bush and de-fogs far quicker after drastic temp changes. The image stabilization feature is great for hand-held or monopod use. The auto-focus motor is a bit noisy for a quiet forest, but I tend to focus manually when there are multiple objects in-frame anyway, so not a huge issue.
Conclusion: I had been borrowing my father's Canon 70 - 300 DO f/4-5.6 IS USM lens. My main problem was that shooting handheld portraits with it was very difficult because of the lens weight. This lens is easier for me to handle because it is much lighter. I have been very happy with the results I have been getting.