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9.5 out of 10

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

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Overall 9
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Design 10
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Value for money 9
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Features 9
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Performance 10
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9.5

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

What Digital Camera
13 May 2011
  • Excerpt: A well-built, pro-spec lens boasting excellent performance
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10

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

The Digital Picture
10 September 2010
  • Excerpt: As I looked forward to creating the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens review, I knew that Canon's introduction of this lens was going to make my life more difficult - but in a good way. I spend a lot of time helping people select the proper lens for their needs and budget, and even before the 70-300 L was announced, there was a large selection of pro-grade Canon telephoto zoom lenses available. These include the four 70-200 L lenses and the 100-400 L.
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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. However, this lens is small in stature and in price, and while you could buy a 70-200mm f/4 for less, by the time you added the 1.4x extender the price would be practically the same and the unit would be considerably...
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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. As a result the price is bumped up to around £1130. Is the premium price worth it? We'll take a good look in this review.
  • 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 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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Overall 9
8.8
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 10
9.5

Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 L IS USM Lens

PhotoReview
1 November 2010
  • Summary: A high-performance zoom lens that covers a popular focal length range and provides up to four f-stops of stabilisation plus attractive bokeh.Canon announced the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, on 26 August, 2010 in the lead-in to September's Photokina Trade Show. Targeted at professionals and advanced amateur photographers it's surprisingly compact for its specifications and usable with all of the company's DLSR cameras.
  • Pros: You require a ruggedly-constructed long zoom lens for travelling and/or outdoor photography, which can also be used for close-up work., You want fast autofocusing and effective stabilisation that also supports panning., You like soft-looking out-of-focus backgrounds., You require distortion-free images., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters., You require high resolution across a wide focal length range, along wi...
  • Cons: You need a compact, lightweight zoom lens.
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Overall 9
8.8
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 10
9.5

Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 L IS USM Lens

PhotoReview
1 November 2010
  • Summary: A high-performance zoom lens that covers a popular focal length range and provides up to four f-stops of stabilisation plus attractive bokeh.Canon announced the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, on 26 August, 2010 in the lead-in to September's Photokina Trade Show. Targeted at professionals and advanced amateur photographers it's surprisingly compact for its specifications and usable with all of the company's DLSR cameras.
  • Pros: You require a ruggedly-constructed long zoom lens for travelling and/or outdoor photography, which can also be used for close-up work., You want fast autofocusing and effective stabilisation that also supports panning., You like soft-looking out-of-focus backgrounds., You require distortion-free images., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters., You require high resolution across a wide focal length range, along wi...
  • Cons: You need a compact, lightweight zoom lens.
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