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

Announced Aug 22, 2005 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF | 0345B002
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Hi everyone, Sorry for bringing up a topic that has been referred to a few times before, but I can't find a thread which matches my specific situation. I’m looking to buy my first DSLR and have almost settled on a Canon 700D/Rebel T5i bundled with 18-55mm IS STM and 55-250mm IS 2 lenses. However, I’ve seen I can get a used 70-300mm IS Usm for just a little more money than this bundle. Wildlife photography is not my exclusive interest but it is part of what I like to photograph, hence the...
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I'm puzzled. For years, I've been using Canon's EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (the 2005 model) with various Rebel series bodies. Dissatisfied with its performance on the new T6s, I upgraded to the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM (the 2010 model). In order to know when to switch to my macro lens and what to expect before trying it, I wanted to know the maximum, closest-focusing, frame width for the new lens, so I shot an image of a ruler as close as the lens would focus. I got 102 mm (at maximum...
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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?
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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