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Canon - EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens - Black

Canon EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens: If you're looking for a lens that gets you close to the action, this versatile telephoto zoom lens provides a longer reach for sports, weddings and events, nature photography and more. It's equipped with an image stabilizer, so you can create sharp photos and video while using slower shutter speeds. And when you're not shooting, the zoom lock button lets you keep the lens securely fixed in place.

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5
Buy Canon OR waste your Money Posted by: from: Bethlehem, NC on I purchased this lens in the SIGMA brand. I shot photos with the SIGMA @ my friends sons football game. I changed to my Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM and snapped a few. I could not believe the difference. I immediately ordered the Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM from Best Buy. I shot photos of my friend's sons football game yesterday in the drizzle. HUGE difference. Actually no comparison. Do Not waste your money on anything but Canon. Save your money until you can purchase the Canon lens you want. I love this lens. I was 100-125 yards away and you can see his mouth, his eyes, the laces on his shoes. My son plays baseball this weekend and I can't wait to snap shots of him. In case you think Lens Filters are a waste of money - NOT! Purchase a UV Filter and a Polorarizer. You will not regret the money spent.

33 out of 33 found this review helpful.

5
Canon middle entry USM - IS lense 70-300mm Posted by: from: El Cajon on Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS lens. First things to point out this is an EF lens and it will work with all Canon SLR cameras. The actual weight of this lens is 630 grams and is not that heavy, the actually body of this lens is made of plastic. Also this lens has differed function : - Autofocus and Manual focus - Image Stabilizer to switch between 1 or 2 mode - Zoom lock button to prevent the lens creep - Max Aperture on this lens is F4-5 to 5-6 if you want a lens with a bigger Aperture mode you may need to look into Canon L series lenses. - This lens is quick and quiet focus that is because it has a cam USM ring motor. If your budget is low do to a bad economy TAMRON and SIGMA ( ...with a Macro function built in ) are half the price compared with this baby but without IS. Overall the Canon 70-300mm is an excellent lens and take sharp pictures it has a quick and quiet mechanism...Thanks to Canon USM ring motor. The image stabilization is an excellent bonus taking pictures at low light and when its zoomed at 300mm. Its more expensive then TAMRON and SIGMA but is less versatile it does not have the Macro built in. But then again if you into Macro photography you may need to buy a dedicated lenses for that purpose.

30 out of 30 found this review helpful.

5
The IS feature is worth it. Posted by: from: Cape Cod, MA on I've had the non IS version of this lens for over twenty years. It took great pictures to the level of moderate cropping. I printed very few pictures larger than 11X14 and was satisfied. Introduce a t3i and 18 megapixels; add a 1.6 multiplier and I now have a supposed 480mm lens. I was disappointed with my results and purchased the IS version and was pleasantly surprised. I understand it is not an upper level Canon lens. Even with a tripod and a dropped shutter, there is is fuzziness and chromatic aberrations. For less extreme and moderately cropped shots, it does a really good job. My friends and colleagues are asking me for prints all the time. My range of use is extended as compared to my older lens.

15 out of 15 found this review helpful.

5
Takes very nice pictures from a far distance Posted by: from: Woodland Hills, CA on Bought this lens to go with my Canon 60D and I love it. My kids play football and parents arent allowed on the field. My only option is to take pics from the bleachers. The zoom is get great pictures from a long distance. Great for out doors, dont think its good for indoors. The lens its self is a little heavy but what did you expect? Great buy, strongly suggest you do some homework on price. Bestbuy will match it.

13 out of 13 found this review helpful.

4
Plenty of reach, not too heavy Posted by: from: Westfield, IN on Work bought one of these for me to use, and I liked it so much I'm buying one for my personal photo kit. The 300 zoom gives you lots of reach, and it focuses fairly quick. I used this lens for the first time at the Grand Am race at Indianapolis, and it performed very well. Considering the amount of zoom, the size is excellent. It is not too heavy/ cumbersome.

12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

4
Great telephoto lens so far Posted by: from: Kennesaw, GA on I bought this lens with the Canon EOS 60D body. This is my first telephoto lens, and I've been happy with it, but I am new to the DSLR world and still getting my legs under me. I've taken a few pics with the telephoto lens, mostly back-of-the-room shots of school programs that turned out great, even in fairly low light (still learning ISO settings on the camera). Also took a few nature/bird shots that turned out nice. Online reviews of the lens showed it has a slight vignette effect in the corners of the image at full zoom, but not enough to be a big deal for me as a newbie (I probably would not have even noticed if I had not seen the online reviews). Better lenses that address that issue were out of my price range. All things considered, it's a great lens to start out with!

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

5
Great lens! Can't go wrong! Posted by: from: California, Oregon on I've had this lens for 3 years now and I have loved it the entire time. I used it for every photo shoot I did, and worked FANTASTIC for shooting horses and horse shows especially. If you're a nature shooter or you shoot planes, or anything far away or small, this lens would work great for you. I've had lots of success with it focusing accurately (the camera you have is a big help, too. Can't shoot a good image with a bad camera, even if you have a good lens). My only complaint is that the motor is loud, but that's what happens when you get a lens with a motor in it. I haven't had a problem with the motor noise scaring off any forest friends, though, so I don't think that's something anyone has to worry about. It really doesn't even bother me, but it might bother some people. The motor also sucks up the battery juice a lot faster. Not a big deal if you have more than one battery, but just a heads up. You really can not go wrong, in my opinion, with this lens. The USM makes shooting far away things possible without a tripod. Doesn't mean you won't need one on occasion, but 98% of the time, you won't! Sadly, after having this lens for 3 years, I do have to send it in for repair because AF is no longer responsive. It may have just been from it jarring around in the bag I carry my equipment in, but who knows. I would definitely buy this lens again if I have to!

70 out of 92 found this review helpful.

5
Nice Lens Posted by: from: NJ on I love that this lens has the IS feature. In all of the years I've owned Canon, this is the first set of lenses that I've had IS on. Since I'm getting older - my hand is not a steady as it used to be - the IS feature really helps! Also the 70-300 is a nice coverage distance. Very pleased! Shots taken from 18th floor balcony - with two (2) different lenses.

17 out of 18 found this review helpful.

5
Bang for your buck lens. Posted by: from: Queens, NY on I took this lens out of the box and attached it to my Canon 60D. The images were clear and sharp for a lens at this price point. The stabilization feature performed well while taking hand held pictures at all ranges. The auto focus on this lens was a bit off for me I favored the manual setting. (Uploaded images are slightly cropped to meet the 5MB limit)

11 out of 11 found this review helpful.

4
Good telephoto zoom Posted by: from: Western NY on If you're not into spending thousands on Canon L lenses, this is a great alternative. Focusing is fast and accurate. The Image Stabilization is top notch. 2 modes are available, one being excellent for panning with a moving subject. This lens is terrific for wildlife, landscapes, and even the occasional moon picture. It's not light- get yourself a good, solid tripod with smooth movement.

35 out of 42 found this review helpful.

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