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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
9.7 out of 10

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

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Long Range, Small Package

Gear Patrol
5 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Canon’s incredibly popular compact, long-range shooter has finally received the L treatment it always deserved with the recent release of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto ($1,570) .
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Overall 9
9.3
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 10
9.5

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Review

What Digital Camera
29 June 2011
  • Summary: This is a really lovely lens that has been a positive pleasure to test. It is fairly expensive but this is a professional zoom and is priced accordingly. As such it cannot be considered to be a bargain but neither is it unreasonably positioned within Canon's line-up.
  • Pros: Ultra-reliable AF and IS systems
  • Cons: Poorer sharpness past f/16
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Expert Review

photo.net
27 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The good news is that Canon has announced six new EF series “L” lenses (or at least two new lenses and 4 upgrades). The bad news is that none of them are cheap.
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens

The Digital Picture
10 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM: The Long & The Short Of It

Shutterbug
1 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Canon offers five different 70-300mm zoom lenses in its product lineup. Why so many? They obviously think this is a popular and practical focal length range and I happen to agree. I even own one of them myself—the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM—but the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM tested is the mac daddy...
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Overall 10
10

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Canon's EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens doesn't have the impressive numbers you would expect from a professional optic, especially in the aperture range, and its compact size has meant some of the sleek features such as internal zoom haven't been possible.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
30 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Canon have given the 70-300mm range an L-series makeover and as a result this lens sports silent autofocus, with full-time manual override, weather sealing, optical stabilisation and tougher build quality than you might normally find on a lens covering this range.
  • Pros: Excellent build quality, Very good sharpness that is consistent through the range, Low CA, Low distortion, Effective optical stabilisation
  • Cons: May seem expensive for a f/4-5.6 zoom (although the premium is probably worth the extra in this case)
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 5
5.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 10
10

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM L IS - Full Format Review / Test Report

photozone.de
19 January 2012
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM L IS delivers high quality results throughout the zoom range but especially at 70mm. At 300mm it is clearly better than its in-house cousins (EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM IS & EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM DO IS) reaching very good to excellent center results combined very...
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EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM

LensTip.com
28 October 2011
  • Excerpt: When testing 70-300 mm devices we’ve mentioned time and again that there is a wide range of those instruments, coming from different producers, available. The users of Canon reflex cameras have an especially impressing array at their disposal.
  • Cons: average work against bright light,, a bit too high vignetting on full frame.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Photo answers
21 June 2011
  • Conclusion: We'd be hard pushed to find a weakness in this lens. The only negative we can find is the edge sharpness at 300mm with a wide aperture selected, but we're clutching at straws to be honest. This Canon optic is very impressive.
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