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CANON EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

CANON  EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
alaAverage 4.8

114 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 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 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and usability are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

usability, reliability, design, size

On average, users rate this product 91/100 and experts rate this product 100/100.

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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. Reviews about the reliability and design are overall positive. The usability and price also get good feedback.

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

Feb, 2016

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.

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

Feb, 2016

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...

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: 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

Consumer review by: Pilleyboy (warehouseexpress.com)

If you only buy one prime, make it this one!

 

This is the best lens ive ever owned-used! Words can't explain just how fast and sharp this lens is. Yes it is an expensive lens, but look at it as an investment these lenses hold their value. Before i got this lens I was looking also at the 300mm f4,...

fast sharp built like a rock, fantastic

none whatsoever

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: sivrajbm (slrgear.com)

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

 

Ok, first of all got this beauty for a GREAT price. (Still had that new lens smell ) Totally unmarked with all the parts, UT date code. I've shot and played with it for a couple of months before I gave this review. This lens is the BOMB, it's fast to...

Fast, Sharp, Excellent IQ, Mad Bokem, Built like a tank, Beautiful Build Quality...WOW worth every dime

Doesn't come with CP and a nice storage place in hard case or nice soft case, picky huh :-)

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: StewartN (warehouseexpress.com)

Worth having!

 

A beautifully built lense, that produces stunningly sharp results, with quick reliable autofocus way beyond that provided by the L series zooms. Works well with the 1.4x extender with very litle degradation in performance Expensive, but exceptional...

Feb, 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