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9.5 out of 10

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

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

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Overall 4

High Expectations and Disappointment

Ted, B&H Photo
20 February 2013
  • Excerpt: This is my first L lens and I had high expectations. All of the reviews stated it was exceptionally sharp. Well not this one. It replaces a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II and frankly that lens was sharper than this one. After about 1000 photos I only have about 6 or 7 that I find acceptable and non of those are better than average. To say this lens is soft would be a compliment. The lens is just nearsighted.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
Value for money 6
Features 2
Performance 8
Overall quality 8

Serious design flaws

RH, Canon
15 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Optically this lens lens is pretty good, certainly much better than the standard series 70-300, which is unusable at focal lengths over 200mm. Where this lens fails is that the focusing ring is placed where the zoom ring should be situated. Jammed in so close to the lens mount it is very difficult to use this lens with gloves, and most of my shooting takes place in temperatures that require them. I have lost more than a few shots because of this.
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Overall 4

Leider ist dieses Exemplar nicht gut!

KPT, Amazon
13 June 2013
  • Summary: Die Hoffnung, von Wharehous-Deals ein einwandfreies Canon EF 70-300 4-5,6 zu bekommen, hat sich nicht erfüllt. Das Objektiv hat sowohl im 70mm- als auch im 300mm-Bereich deutliche Fokusierschwächen und ist den doch noch stolzen Preis nicht wert. Also zurück und AMAZON hat wie immer sehr schnell reagiert und den Kaufpreis erstattet. Die 2 Punkte sind also eher für diese klasse Serviceleistung.
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