Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM User Reviews

Announced Sep 15, 2016 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF
marcdewit

sharp at all focal lengths , superfast focussing , nice bokeh Love it ! www.pbase.com/marcphotolog

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I have quite a lot of Canon gear, including quite a few L series lenses, but I am also interested in the non-professional units as there are a lot of people who cannot, or choose not to invest in such expensive units. I have had for some time the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens, a unit released in 2005 that has caused some controversy among users as they apparently have had mixed results with it. Personally I have liked the images taken with it, but it had some annoying traits, like the ...

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girlperson1
 

First of all, the initial lens I received had a rather noticeable speck of "something" stuck to an inner lens. That lens was returned to Amazon. Since Amazon was out of stock on the lens I instead ordered it from B&H, thus also saving some $$$. THIS review is on the second lens, the one I received from B&H. This lens is wicked sharp considering it's focal length and that it's a zoom lens. Fooling around with the lens last night in my apartment, and taking a few quick shots I was surprised at ...

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I received the lens yesterday and immediately noticed a defect in or on one of the interior lenses.  I had to send it back to Amazon.  Replacements are on back order so when I'm due to get a replacement I have no idea.  All I do know is that I'm very disappointed.  Yes, the "defect" was casting a shadow into my images.  It was clearly large enough to see with the naked eye. Hopefully, once I get a replacement I'll be happy.  I've included two images, one original, the other a crop, of the ...

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marcdewit
 

This lens is a big surprise to me Incredibly fast focussing , faster is just not possible I suppose. Very sharp on all focal lengths Quite and effective IS Nice bokeh , really. The ideal weight , not heavy but certainly not light either , just good ! This lens is OK in really all aspects Now selling my 70-200mm F4 IS

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Took delivery of this lens today and after a couple of hours wandering along the local canal these are my initial thoughts. Good bits: On my 760D, AF is blisteringly fast and really accurate even in poor light. Much, much faster than the old version and probably faster than my L lenses! Blazing quick. Should be good for motorsport and wildlife – my main subjects. Sharpness is very good – at least as good as the old version which I thought was pretty sharp. I was shooting at high ISO so not ...

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