Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM reviews: Telephoto Lens

75 customer reviews

This lens is a good all rounder.

£16 – £1827 at 16 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.7 out of 10 based on 75 reviews.
Diameter: 7.65 cm, 14.28 See full product description

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Some customer reviews of Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Most helpful reviews

alexander,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jan 2014

robert, south shields im just an amiture

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
sharp and clear pictures
Bad points:
upto date 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 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2013

Elizabeth, Perth amateur photographer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
sharp
Bad points:
not much difference to the lens one down (250mm)
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Oct 2012

Simon, Camborne Keen photographer.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent value for money.
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 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2012

noel, london

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very good
Bad points:
no bad points
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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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jun 2013

siccama, brussels - belgium hobby photographer looking for

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
very good product for a more than fair price
Bad points:
well I don't see immediatly a bad point, maybe 'doesn't come with a hood' but then again... at such a sharp price...
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jun 2014

Peter, MELBORNE Very new to DSLR's.

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I am just barley a novice with DSLR cameras and lenses but at this price point I am very happy with the quality, build, material and images from this lens, to me the IS on this model makes a big difference to the same none IS lens when shooting hand held immages at a distance.
Bad points:
Not a bad point but maybe a dust seal between lens and camera body would be a good addition. Sorry if that's not what it would be called but I think you should know what I'm talking about.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Oct 2012

Product Features

Type of lens Telephoto
Diameter in cm 7.65
Length in cm 14.28
Weight (g) 630
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Lens Fitting Canon
 

Manufacturer's Description

The advanced 3-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) technology of the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens makes it the ideal telephoto zoom when shooting in lowlight and at slow shutter speeds.

Features

  • Affordable and powerful
  • 3-stop Image Stabilizer
  • UD lens element improves image quality
  • Super Spectra coatings suppress flare and ghosting
  • Circular aperture provides pleasing background blur
  • Fast, quiet auto-focus

Canon’s affordable telephoto zoom with Image Stabilizer.

Affordable high magnification
The powerful yet reasonably priced EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM will appeal to nature and sports photographers looking to achieve sharper images when shooting handheld. Focal length translates to approx. 112-480mm equivalent in 35mm film format when fitted to cameras with APS-C size sensors.

Image Stabilizer
The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM features Canon’s 3-stop Image Stabilizer (IS). Ideal for handheld photography, Canon’s Image Stabilizer allows photographers to use shutter speeds up to 3-stops slower with no perceptible increase in image blur. For stabilized panning, IS Mode 2 only corrects for unwanted vertical shake by switching off IS in the horizontal direction. IS is ideal for low light conditions, fast paced scenes and for shooting from moving vehicles. IS switches off automatically when the camera is mounted on a tripod.

UD lens element
A UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass lens element corrects chromatic aberration to achieve high resolution and contrast throughout the zoom range without colour fringing on subject outlines. Only lead free glass is used in the lens construction.

Super Spectra coatings
Optimised Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping suppress flare and ghosting – more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor. Coatings also help achieve true colour balance and sharp high contrast images.

Pleasing background blur
A circular barrel aperture helps to create an attractive, even background blur when isolating a subject at large apertures.

Fast auto-focus
The lens’s micro USM motor uses ultra-sonic frequency vibrations to drive rapid auto-focus with near-silent operation. Good holding torque ensures there is no overshoot. A high speed CPU and optimised AF algorithm contribute to AF speed literally faster than the human eye.

Accessories
Accessories include a lens hood (ET-65B) and a soft case (LP1222).


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