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

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
alaAverage 4.3

903 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 903 reviews of Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People really like the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably. The size and price get negative comments.

design, usability

price, size

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 615 user reviews of Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: photodo (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Review

 
Jul, 2014

Expert review by: digicambuyer.co.uk (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM

 

Good performance, decent value and excellent image stabilisation. However, it’s pretty bulky and suffers from ‘zoom creep’

Jan, 2013
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Expert review by: (photoanswers.co.uk)

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

 

At £433, this is Canon's most affordable 70-300mm zoom lens.

Consumer review by: (pcworld.com)

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

 

This is my first Lens after the Kit lens. My budget was less than 600$.I did not have much expectations. But it turns out to be an awesome lens. I dont know how L series lens are, but this one is terrific. Ofcourse there are some cons, but, when I saw...

Great Image quality. 70-300mm range is great. ISm Sharp

AF Motor noise, No FTM(Full Time Manual), Rotating and Extending front

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: mcompagno (pcworld.com)

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

 

A major improvment over the non- IS lens....worth the price. I can take action sports shots at full zoom with no blur. Downside...because it is only 4/5.6 aperture you will get some noise on cloudy days and when shooting indoors with poor lighting...

IS...USM...VERY STURDY

NEED GOOD LIGHT TO TAKE THE BEST PICTURES

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: jdsppg (pcworld.com)

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

 

f you buy one of these, be sure to test it thouroughly before accepting it. I had seen great reviews on this lens, and good test results on SLR gear. So I ordered one. When I received and tested it, to my dismay, its edge and corner performance (on a...

lightweight, IS, tack-sharp in center

Corners and left side of this lens are so bad that the lens is unuseable at ANY aperture

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: pronuncer (pcworld.com)

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

 

I bought this lens along with my 30D. I have to say this is a great lens, even compared to 70-200F4 or F2.8. Images are sharp, auto focus is dead on and reliable. IS rocks. I managed to shoot a Chinese evening perform from back seat at ~1/30,...

IS, range 70-300

slow at 300, F4-5.6. rotating and extending front. manual focus is hard (not damped)

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: jaya7 (pcworld.com)

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

 

For the money, this is an excellent lens. But don't expect the $4000 lens quality at this budget. The IS is great and a real enhacement, I won't buy a lens without it. The USM is way better then the cheaper DC motors. 300mm focal is adequate for wildlife.

image stabilization, quiet USM, Canon quality

5.6 f stop is more used then the advertised F4, sometimes a little soft on dark days

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: epsilon (pcworld.com)

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

 

I had been looking for a zoom telephoto lens for shooting wildlife. Thinking of getting a Canon EF 70-200 f/4L, but found this new lens from Canon. After doing some research, the sharpness of this lens seems to be comparable to the EF 70-200 f/4L, plus...

Lightweight, IS, and sharp

A bit loud, and built quality is average

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: joelkirzner (pcworld.com)

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

 

I just purchased this lens for my Canon Digital Rebel XT puppy and I'm extremely pleased so far. The pictures are sharp and stunning even when hand holding down to 1/60 sec. This lens is an updated version to Canon's 75-300 IS that's been out for quite...

Lightweight, excellent build quality, great zoom range

Front focusing ring a bit of a pain to use with a circular polarizer

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Canon EF / EF-S
Product Type:Telephoto Zoom Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras
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