Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
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Great sharpness and reach
16 February 2015
Excerpt: Sold my 100-400 and bought this for use on 7D and 5DII. Much sharper than older zoom, lighter, and more convenient. I also have 70-200 IS F4, great lens but now use only for backpacking and similar.
Pros: Durable, Durable Water Resistant, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've had my Canon 70-300L IS lens since the middle of 2012. I use it mainly for shooting photos of animals and plants at the local zoo. The lens was ordered as a replacement for a Canon 70-300 IS (Non L) lens. I normally go to the Zoo at least once a week and regularly shoot between 400-750 photos each time. First, as to the difference between the 70-300L lens and the cheaper Non-L lens -- The L lens is much sharper, especially at the 300mm setting.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I was looking for a lens that could take shots of wildlife from a distance. This lens certainly fits the bill and the IS helps in low light. I was also looking at the 100-400mm lens but the negative comments about its barrel focusing system pushed me towards this one. I don't think I will be needing any larger lens unless someone starts paying me to take photos!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've been using this lens for over a month and simply said, 'I love it'. It's weight is not an issue, nor is the 'reversed' location of the zoom and focus rings. I use it on both a 70d and 5d3, results are impressive in both IQ and color; Canon quality all the way. this lens will pretty much replace my heavier 100-400L IS for most use.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: Mi mejor lente, sin lugar a dudas, es excelente para retrato y bastante bueno para interior sin flash ,no me arrepiento un poco caro pero lo bale, de cualquier forma no hay lentes bueno baratos , recomiendo este lente a los Canonistas ....
Astrophotography and Chromatic Aberration This is a must have lens
Bobby G. Bristoe, Amazon
21 December 2014
Summary: I bought this lens for astrophotography, hoping it would get rid of the Chromatic Aberration suffered by the cheap canon non L kit lens 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III. I was not disappointed. I've had the lens for a week hoping for clear skies and last night I got them. I had shot the Orion Nebula with both, at 15 seconds and at 300mm ISO 1600. The difference was fantastically remarkable.
Excerpt: I initially purchased the Canon 70-300mm IS (non L) lens. The price is reasonable, and it is compact and lightweight. Can get good center to edge sharpness if aperture is set between f8 and f11. I decided to try the Canon 70-300 L lens, and what a big difference in performance. The first thing I noticed, the images are very sharp and has excellent contrast. Focusing is much faster and quieter then the non L lens.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I used to own the 70-300mm IS none L series. I sold it and bought the L series. The lens is amazing. I use the lens for landscape, parades and sports. I get some amazing pictures. It has a fast focus and very sharp images. Despite the F/4-5.6mm it is good at low light. I love this lens. I am awaiting the release of the 100-400mm but I will be still holding on to the 70-300mm.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction