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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
alaAverage 4.8

30 reviews

Jun, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 95/100 and experts rate this product 95/100.

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Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (

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


The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens may reach as close to optical perfection as any Canon DSLR lens made as of review time.Combine top-of-the-line build quality, lightning-fast AF and image stabilization to this optical quality and you get one of...

The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens is an incredible lens.It has landed a permanent role in my kit.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Richards (

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM review


What price for perfection in a super-fast telephoto camera lens?

Spectacular optical performance ; Great build quality ; Super-fast and accurate autofocus ; Power Focus and Focus Preset modes ; Image Stabiliser lives up to 4-stop claims

A bit heavy for prolonged handheld use ; Expensive to buy

The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM is one of the latest telephoto and super-telephoto lenses to hit the market, or perhaps we should say to clobber it, given the size and weight of the 300mm and its even bigger 400mm brother.

Oct, 2011

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


Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens.

Incredibly rugged magnesium and titanium build; Lightweight for a 300mm f/2.8; Very effective IS system; Very, very sharp; Low CA, distortion and falloff; Novel locking point on tripod collar

Tripod collar isn't removable

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (

Canon EF 300 mm f/2.8 L IS II USM


The Canon EF 300 mm f/2.8 L IS II USM, although it has the II Roman numeral in its name, is, in fact, the third generation of the EF 300 mm f/2.8 USM lens which was launched in 1987. In July 1999 a new version was shown, equipped with optical image...

Excellent build quality ; Brilliant image quality in the frame centre starting already from the maximum relative aperture ; Great image quality on the edge of the frame ; Chromatic aberration corrected perfectly ; Zero distortion ; Invisible coma ; Low...

High price

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: photodo (

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

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Naaptol (

Expert Review

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Jim (

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM


Tac sharp with amazing auto focus! Not cheap but you get what you pay for!


Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Padraig (

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM


Just buy it ? I'm a pro wedding photographer and this lens is an absolute beast ! No need for a tripod or monopod Also just buy the 2x teleconverter it's only like another 300euro This lens is worry every penny and you'll have it for life

There is no bad points ? My page is Padraig Healy Evoque photography on Facebook

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Richard (

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM


This lens is so easy to use you can even hand hold in some instances instead of using a tripod or mono-pod. The picture quality as you would expect from a Canon lens in this price range is excellent. The price that was paid made this even better value....


Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Chris (

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM


Very fast AF even with 1.4x & 2.0x extenders. It's reasonably light and handheld performance is very good with 4 stops of IS, making it a portable lens.

A bit pricey, although it's possible to shop around and you get what you pay for.

Jul, 2015