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CANON EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

CANON  EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
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Sep, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the value for money.

usability, design, reliability, size

On average, users rate this product 97/100.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 27 user reviews of CANON EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM from 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

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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

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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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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


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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

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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


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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


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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)

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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

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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

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awesome lense


wildlife , mostly birds

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


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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...

Product Specifications

Dimensions & Weight



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