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EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM The cheapest 70-300mm that comes with Image stabilization, the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is ideal for sports, wildlife and even travel photography. The three stops of image stabilization gives fantastic hand-holding capabilities while the Mode 2 IS option allows smooth panning by disengaging the stabilization system. A... read more

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black)

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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (18)
  • Easily interchangeable (15)
  • Durable (10)
  • Consistent output (9)
  • Strong construction (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (14)
  • Sports/action (14)
  • Wildlife (13)
  • Portraits (5)
  • Upgrade (4)
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5.0

Amazing Lens and great photos

By Velogirl22

from Washington,DC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action

Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black):

Love using this lens. It really has increased my overall use of my DSLR. I am able to take photos from a distance and really capture a natural shot since I don't have to be close to the object.

Overall I am very happy with this lens. Would recommend to any starter using a DSLR.

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4.0

Nice lens for the price

By Photo girl

from Hayward

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action

    Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black):

    I use this lens for sports photography.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GOOD!

    By Cam the amera

    from Cumming, GA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Rugged
    • Sharp Focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black):

    This lens is easy to use and has a great zoom range. You can use it for almost everything. The range is great although the focus is a little sluggish. I use this lens for birds and small animals.

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    4.0

    Good mid-grade lens for action shots!

    By Michael

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Quick Focus

    Cons

    • Blurry Focus

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Sports/Action

    Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black):

    Great lens for that unsteady hand. Mine is paired with the 50d which when used in full action mode (6.5 fps) an occasional shot is blurry. But overall a great lens.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pro pictures for the everyday guy!!!

    By Rhondakate

    from Columbus, TX

    About Me Getting started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • No tech knowledge needed
    • Sharp Focus
    • Simple to use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black):

      I know absolutely nothing about photography and even my pictures look good! If you can press a button, you can use this lens!

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent lens choice

      By Greg

      from Fort Myers, FL

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black):

        I do a lot of nature photography and animals, birds and insects do not hold still so I wanted the image stabilization that my other 70-300 Canon did not have. I have only found one drawback, and that is the lens chatters a lot on autofocus when trying to photograph butterflies and dragonflies because the lens keeps trying to shift between the insect and the bush/branch. I end up using manual focus a lot more that I want unless I use the AE mode and only the center focus point. I got some wonderful nesting bald eagle pictures in Punta Gorda this year. Overall, I do give this lens a very good rating.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would be lost without it!

        By Tim the Hunter

        from Luck, Wi

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Easy To Clean
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black):

          I recently just got back from an African Hunt, I was the only one of the group that could get any good photos. My girlfriend took it on the site seeing part of the trip and out of 700 photos only four pictures were dissapointing.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent product to have.

          By Phase one

          from Gibsonburg Ohio

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Sharp Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Portraits
            • Special Effects
            • Sports/Action
            • Upgrade
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black):

            Used to take personal pictures to enter in Fair's etc.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            CANON'S BEST TELE FOR UNDER $700

            By FIJIMAN

            from LAS VEGAS/HENDERSON, NEVADA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • Sharp Focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • All purpose
            • General Use
            • Portraits
            • special events
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black):

            HAS IMAGE-STABILIZATION
            HAS ULTRASONIC MOTOR
            F STOP STARTS @ 4-5.6
            GOOD FOR GENERAL USAGE
            GOOD FOR MOST PORTRAITURE
            GOOD FOR SPORTS AND WILDLIFE SHOTS

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great value!

            By Josh S.

            from Knoxville, TN

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Excellent zoom range
            • Image stabilization
            • Sharp Focus

            Cons

            • End Rotates when focusing

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black):

            I use this lens on a 40D and it's very nice for the price. IS is wonderful on a telephoto of this range. The range is great on a crop-sensor camera like the 40D (70-300mm is really 112-480mm!). I've taken very nice shots of the moon with this lens with just a bit of cropping. Works well with the 28-135mm kit lens on the 40D for a nice range with only 2 lenses. Very sharp and focuses quickly and silently with the USM motor. A nice feature is the 2-stage image stabilizer. One mode is for general IS, the other for panning which stabilizes the vertical-axis only. The end does rotate while focusing, so if you're using a polarizer that could be a pain. It could be a little faster, especially on the tele end, but those lenses cost 2-3x as much, so I consider this lens a great value for it's performance.

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