Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM 35mm Zoom

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM 35mm Zoom 


Designed to deliver ultra-high quality images along with lightning fast operation, the new Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom lens brings a favorite zoom range to the celebrated Canon L-series of lenses. It features two Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) elements for improved image quality and reduced chromatic aberration, incorporates a floating focusing mechanism for sharpness from close up to infinity, plus an IS system that increases usability by approximately four stops. The EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM features a function that prevents erroneous operation when the lens is mounted on a tripod or monopod. Gleaming white, with a removable tripod collar, dust and water resistant construction, and a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, its phenomenal performance and flexibility is assured. For portraiture or to bring what's far away up close, this addition to the L-series is guaranteed to perform.


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[Nov 19, 2011]
Al K


Compact, Light weight, Fast auto focus (with both full and panning modes), Full time manual focus, Very sharp images, Responds well to micro focus adjustment


Cost, but then again it has 'L' build quality and performance; Lens collar is both expensive and (currently) unavailable.

Purchased 70-300L for use on my 7D for daylight field sports, and most importantly, to carry while when traveling. Processed (in Lightroom & NIK Suite) images from the 7D + 70-300L compare very favorably with those from my 5D MkII + 70-200L MkII. For travel a 7D + 16-35L MkII + 70-300L gives you a compact, lightweight, one body, two lens kit that covers an effective focal range of 26mm to 480mm. Add a 5D MkII body, and your range now goes from 16mm to 480mm with only two bodies and two lenses! For serious landscape and portrait work, the 5D mkII + 70-200L MkII are (probably) the best there is; but for daylight sports, and travel, the 7D + 70-300L is definitely the way to go.

Customer Service

Recently had trouble with Canon's Newport News Repair Center (IE. Confusing, incomplete repair estimates; my equipment was lost in their "e-mail work order approval system" for over a week until I made three phone calls, finally getting action when I reached an "Executive Response Representative"; repaired equipment was returned in adequate, poorly padded packaging; and to top it all off…..another customer's equipment was returned along with mine).

Similar Products Used:

Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS MkII
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
Canon 300 f/4L IS

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