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CANON EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

CANON  EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
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116 reviews

May, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of CANON EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

On average, users rate this product 91/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for CANON EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of CANON EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM LensCanon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for CANON EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of CANON EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The usability and price also get good feedback.

price, usability, reliability, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

May, 2015

Expert review by: (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens

 

The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens produces absolutely awesome image quality. This may be the highest image quality Canon EF lens made. Update: The newer Canon EF 200mm f/2.0 L IS USM Lens is at least as good

A 3-position focus limiter switch allows focusing distances to be limited to a specific distance range - or to be unlimited (2.5m to 6.4m, 6.4m to infinity, 2.5m to infinity). Limiting the focus distance range can improve focus lock times. Autofocus...

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Expert review by: Webmaster (digitalphotographygear.com)

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens Review

 

The Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM telephoto lens might just deliver the best image quality of any Canon lens. While this is a matter subject to a great deal of opinion, it is clear

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Patrickrtr (jr.com)

The ultimate

 

I read all the reviews - they're all true! I opened the box and wow! It's HUGE! But has paid me back already, after 3 weeks. I am getting consistently super shots whatever the conditions. If you are lazy, get a zoom, you have to move with a prime lens...

Consistent Output","Durable","Fast / accurate auto-focus","Rugged

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: A Happy Photographer (jr.com)

Love this lens

 

I would highly recommend this lens to anyone ready to take a step forward in their photography as this lens will do that. I used it for the first time taking photos 50 yards away and the pictures look like I was a few feet away, the lighting and focus...

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast / accurate auto-focus","Rugged","Strong Construction

Heavy

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: amckenz (jr.com)

The Greatest lens Canon has ever made!

 

This lens is the best telephoto lens for sports I have ever used. If you are thinking about buying it do it. You can't use it unless you buy it. I had rented this lens about 10 times and wanted when I didn't have it about 300 times. I use this for...

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Quick Focus","Rugged","Sharp Focus","Strong Construction

Heavy

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: AutoMotoMedia (slrgear.com)

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM review by AutoMotoMedia

 

Here's some pics I have taken with the lens....

Sharp & Fast

Heavy (non IS)

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: magnus_ (slrgear.com)

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM review by magnus_

 

Until recently my main telephoto lens was a very old (1994) 300mm f/4L non-IS, partnered with my 7D for shooting wildlife especially birds. Results have always been extremely impressive, meaning I'd take a picture, look at the camera viewing screen and...

awesome, unbelievable, stunning image quality. great case

awkward hood attachment. MFA likely necessary but no mention in manual

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: genotypewriter (slrgear.com)

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM review by genotypewriter

 

Here's my sharpness comparison of the 300 2.8 IS and the currently USD 700 more expensive Nikon 300 2.8 VR (both on a 5D Mark II):

Great optics, mechanics

IS is showing a bit of age

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Gulab Zode (buydig.com)

awesome lense

 

wildlife , mostly birds

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight","Nice Bokeh","Rugged","Strong Construction

none

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Thelisterman (warehouseexpress.com)

Wow...but it should be!

 

This really is a superb piece of kit but then at a price of a usable car it should be. I used my new lens this weekend at a Kart track meet and found it usable hand held for up to an hour before my 70-200 eased the weight. It was a touch too close to...

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Dimensions & Weight

Diameter:5in
Length:10in
Weight:5.7lbs

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon EF

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Max View Angle:8.3degrees
Min Focal Length:300mm
Min Focus Range:8ft
Special Functions:Tele
System Type:Lens
Type:Telephoto lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Optical
Magnification:0.13
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