Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
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Go with the 200, avoid shooting at 5.6
photoj, B&H Photo
28 October 2014
Excerpt: Really wish I went with the 70-200 2.8. Rather be shooting at 200 giving up two stops with a teleconvertor. Trying to blow out the depth of field with sports is key for me. I could have gone better.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: The sharpness compared to the gold lens is remarkable. The only regret is that it is slow. I do sports indoors and at night.. I constantly need to shoot at 6400 or H and get grain with my 7D.. Wish I got the faster lens.. or the 70-200 f2.8...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I HAVE NOT purchased this product from this retailer/e-tailer. I wanted to warn potential customers to know you are paying for the LENS ONLY... some of the most wanted accessories in the kit are not or should not be used with a DSLR System. the bag MAY be big enough for the lens itself.
Excerpt: Had hopes of augmenting or replacing a 70-200 2.8 with a more compact 70-300. When all is said and done I find little difference in size and a slower lense. My dislike for a sliding barrel is reinforced. Yes, one might say I gained a slow 300. Not one of my best decisions.
Conclusion: I have had this lens 4 months now. I shoot about half handheld outside and half on a tripod. The compact design is great at 70mm and lens extends as you zoom which is 'old school' but not too distracting.
Excerpt: It's better than 70-300 DO but comparable with 70-200 IS L II from 200 to 300 i prefer the digital crop from picture in 200mm than full picture on 300mm but in 300mm it's give a fabulous bluer in the background more than 200mm but remember this lens based on F/4 to 5.6 on 300mm and the 70-200 IS L...
Excerpt: The lens that I received had inconsistent focus. When it did focus correctly, it was very sharp but under the same light, same distance, and the same object, it was a hit 50% of the time. I changed the distance etc but got the same results.
Excerpt: Built Great, and has excellent image quality. So why did I return it? I bought this lens for wildlife shots I was mainly using it between 200-300mm wide open on a Canon 40D. The main issue I had with this lens is that it's poor at stopping action, unless you're in bright sunlight.