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

Announced Aug 22, 2005 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF
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Want to get one of these lensesI shoot Showjumping (outdoor arena) mostly and it's usually sunny. Will also use the lens for everyday use and when I travel once a year or so.Which one would you get? Perhaps someone owns both?For the price I want good IQ, I also worry about the reach photographing horses in an outdoor arena from the side lines.Thanks for the feedback
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I just got my first DSLR, a Canon 70D in December with three lenses. I have since taken 99.9% of my photos using a 70-300mm lens that I love.  I took it out for the first time beyond my house to an air show, and before I'd taken a single shot, decided to change to a shorter lens to take shots of aircraft on display.  I took off the 70-300mm lens and was holding it and the shorter lens and trying to get the back lens cover off of it, when I bobbled my camera and it hit directly on the inner...
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Hello, I recently purchased a used Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6 non L lens. Particularly around 300mm, it seems quite soft. It also looks softer at 250mm than my Ef-S 55-250mm IS II lens is at that focal length (tested with canon t3). I would think that the much more expensive 70-300 should be sharper. I know that many reviews mention its softness around 300mm, but I am wondering if my copy might be worse than it should be and am considering sending it in for repair. Attached are some shots that were...
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Hi,I am planning to buy Canon 70DPlease let me know which of the below combination would be more useful-1. 18-55 IS STM and EF 70-300 IS USM .2. 18-200 IS3. Downgrade to Canon 60D and have better lens options Side question: Can 70 mm on a APS-C be used for normal photography like functions and celebrations while using 18-55 only for wide angle landscapes/full family portraits/close macro?
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By: vchewens (Jul 22, 2014)
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I am shooting a wedding this weekend (7/26/14) with my 70-200 f4 and my Canon 6D. The wedding is outside at 4 pm.  Will I have any issues with it only being an f4? Thank you!!!
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So I recently upgraded from a T3 to a 70D. I am having trouble getting crisp shots and am unsure of the cause. Because I am into wildlife, having time to set up a tripod is not always feasible. I really need help with this. For instance yesterday I went out and took a bunch of pictures of goslings. Pretty much all of them are fuzzy. If they are not fuzzy, the auto focus fails to focus on the important aspects of the image (i.e. the animal, its eyes). Or, as shown below, only one subject is in...
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I have recently purchased a 70D and an EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and really like the handling and feature set of the 70D. I did find that I needed to micro-adjust the lens quite significantly to about 17 steps to correct a front focus issue. Both camera and lens are still within the return period so I was just wondering if that amount of adjustment is normal for this lens or should I ask for another copy. I presume it is the lens rather than the camera. Why I ask is there is not much more...
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I currently have a Canon EOS Rebel T1i with an ef 85mm f2.8 usm, ef 50mm f1.8, and 2 kit lenses (55-250mm is and 18-55mm is). I like to shoot landscapes, portraits, animals, sports, and family events. I plan on buying the Canon 70D this year and can't decide whether or not to get the 18-135mm as a bundle with the 70D or to buy the 15-85mm separately. I'd like to replace my T1i kit lens with a new daily use lens like one of these two. Would like to be able to utilize the video recording...
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My brother is selling his Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM Lens (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-70-300mm-4-5-6-USM/dp/B0007Y794O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389395283&sr=8-1&keywords=Canon+EF+70-300mm). I have an NEX-6 and am thinking about buying the lens, but I have no experience with using adapters. I am wondering what kind of adapter is necessary to use a lens like that with my camera and any drawbacks there would be compared to just buying a Sony E-Mount lens instead. Thanks
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I discovered this yesterday using a Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS MACRO HSM lens, but wonder if the root cause is inherent in 3rd party lenses. I went to a butterfly conservatory with a friend yesterday; I used my Canon T3i with my Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS MACRO HSM, and she used her Canon T3 with the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. It was decently lit, and we used long focal lengths to get close-up shots of the butterflies. We're relatively new to the DSLR world, and so took all our...
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