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9.5 out of 10

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Love Love Love it!

L, Adorama
8 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I might give it a 5 after I use it a little more- have found it does almost everything I ask - I miss the 2.8 but love the distance,
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Lens

StarGuard, Adorama
19 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Good lens and like the locking feature. It is a little stiff on the zoom but not to distraction.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

A bit heavy but produces very nice print

Adorama
18 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I am used to zooming ring to be closer to the body. Outer ring took a little getting used to.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Versatile Lens and Superior Performer

fas, Adorama
13 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Having recently acquired this lens, I proceeded to make several test shots with it and then took it out on a shoot mounted on a 5D Mk III body.<br />The lens is fairly compact and hand-holdable for its focal length range, and the stabilizer is a major asset. The autofocus is fast, quiet and accurate, rendering crisp and sharp images throughout the zoom range.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens with some Quirks

Rodney Cyr, Amazon
29 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought this to replace the Canon 70-300 (non-L) lens I already owned, looking for better sharpness particularly at the 300mm end. Image sharpness was superb at 300mm, even wide open, and much better than the older 70-300, (which was actually a pretty good lens.) I also appreciate the non-rotating front elementd, which makes it easier to use a polarizer. I took away a star for two reasons. First, a tripod collar was not included.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

Still on trial

romeribu, Canon
26 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The lens is doing a great job. i have been using it for the last two weeks and will still need more time to give a better review. So far so good and it does a better job then the previous lens i had.
  • Pros: Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
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Overall 8
8.0

Not Perfect But Pretty Darn Good

Adorama
18 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens after trying the 100-400 L. Like the 100-400, this lens has serious heft but is much easier to shoot hand held.<br />After a couple of weeks of shooting a wide variety of subjects in varying light conditions, this lens is a keeper. If you're looking to shoot in low, light hand held, you'll be disappointed. The lens is soft wide open, period. I knew that going in so I wasn't surprised. Take this baby outdoors, stop it down to f7&gt; and fire away.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp, consider all options

Kevindar, Adorama
10 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I have the 70-200 f4IS, 70-200 f 2.8 IS II and the 100-400 in addition to this lens. The lens has the L construction. it is short and stout. has a fast silent focusing, and is optically very good. The lens may make sense on an apsc, where the fov goes to 480, and can be used as a wildlife lens. on full frame, I felt that if 200 was not enough, I usually want 400.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Ballance On Camera, Extends while zooming, Variable Aperture
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

70-300 F4-5.6L

DGC, Canon
27 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Extremely good color rendition and highlight to shadow performance. I wish this lens had been made in a constant F4. But it gets the job done, and quite well.
  • Pros: well balanced images, good value vs. f 2.8 lenses
  • Cons: not constant f4
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Overall 8
8.0

Very handy lens

RogerB, Adorama
14 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to replace my 70-200 f/4L IS because I wanted the longer reach. This lens is bulkier and heavier and I don't think is quite as sharp (the 70-200 f/4L IS was an outstanding lens!). However it is more convenient to use than to have to add a teleconverter to the shorter lens and the picture quality is perfectly acceptable.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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