Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM reviews: Lens

19 customer reviews

+ This lens scores very high on build quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£5299 – £11201 at 4 retailers out of 420 retailers checked

9.7 out of 10 based on 19 reviews.
Diameter: 128 cm, 248 See full product description

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Some customer reviews of Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Most helpful reviews

Chris, Taunton, Somerset Keen bird photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very fast AF even with 1.4x & 2.0x extenders. It's reasonably light and handheld performance is very good with 4 stops of IS, making it a portable lens.
Bad points:
A bit pricey, although it's possible to shop around and you get what you pay for.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jul 2015

mark, sudbury

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
so far all good but only had it a few days
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jan 2015

Jim, London

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Tac sharp with amazing auto focus! Not cheap but you get what you pay for!
Bad points:
Price!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Mar 2016

Jo, Milton Keynes

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Pin sharp
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jan 2015

David, Nottingham Wildlife photography enthusiast

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Superb build and quality. Fast and accurate focussing, with pin sharp results. Easy to use handheld. Essential for wildlife photography.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Jul 2015

Richard , Yorkshire Yes

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This lens is so easy to use you can even hand hold in some instances instead of using a tripod or mono-pod. The picture quality as you would expect from a Canon lens in this price range is excellent. The price that was paid made this even better value. The build quality again for a Canon lens in this price range is also excellent.
Bad points:
N/A
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2015

Padraig, Killarney kerry Ireland Pro wedding photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Just buy it ? I'm a pro wedding photographer and this lens is an absolute beast ! No need for a tripod or monopod

Also just buy the 2x teleconverter it's only like another 300euro

This lens is worry every penny and you'll have it for life
Bad points:
There is no bad points ?
My page is Padraig Healy Evoque photography on Facebook
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2015

Product Features

Autofocus Yes
Diameter in cm 128
Length in cm 248
Weight (g) 2400
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Max. Aperture Lens 1 2.8
Lens Fitting Canon EF

Also known as: EF 300mm f2.8L IS II USM, Canon EF 300mm f2.8 L IS II USM

 

Manufacturer's Description

Light weight L-series super-telephoto lens, for all types of action photography.

High performance super-telephoto lens
With a large aperture of f/2.8, the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a high performance super-telephoto lens delivering exceptional image quality in a durable and lightweight design.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon’s flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are highly resistant to dust and moisture.

4-stop Image Stabilizer
A 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer – specially designed for the lens’ specific focal length range – works to counteract image blur, which can occur during handheld shooting, or at slow shutter speeds. Automatic panning detection ensures effective performance when tracking moving subjects and, as the IS system is based in the lens, results are visible through the viewfinder during framing.

Enhanced image quality with SWC coating
Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented Subwavelength structure coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.

3 IS Modes
Ideally suited for all types of action photography especially those disciplines that require the utilization of panning, the new IS mode 3 only activates the image stabilizer element during exposure.

Fast, quiet auto focus
A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms contribute to fast AF performance. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF mode.


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