Canon 70-300mm L IS Pro Zoom Lens – Featured User Review

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Canon 70-300mm L IS Pro Zoom Lens – Featured User ReviewFor outdoor photographers like me, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS pro zoom lens was very exciting when it was announced last summer (2010). It offers the reach of a 300mm zoom lens in a lighter, pro-quality, backcountry-friendly package. And from all reports, the image quality and auto focus performance are both very good. At about US $1500, it’s not a cheap lens, but it’s not unreasonable for pro quality, either. Because this is such a cool lens and al K’s review below is our first user review for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS zoom, I decided it deserved to be promoted to a Featured User Review.

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

by al K (Expert)

Price Paid: $1400.00 from K&R Photo
Review Date: November 19, 2011
Used product for: 3 Months to 1 year

Overall Rating: 5 of 5
Value Rating: 4 of 5

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… (read more)

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About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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