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Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM : Specifications and Opinions


Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM

The Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 1997. The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1462 €;
96 users have given it an average vote of 9.2 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   300 mm
 Angle of view   8.3°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/4
 Aperture blades   8
 Lenses/Groups   15 elements in 11 groups
 Min. focus distance   1.50 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.24x

 Features
 Stabilization   Yes (built in lens)
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   Yes
 Extenders   Yes
 Filters   77 mm
 Lens hood   Built-in
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   1190 g
 Dimensions   90 x 221 mm
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Reviews



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avatarjunior
sent on November 17, 2014

Pros: Size, Weight, Construction, I.S., ease of use.

Cons: None to date.

Opinion: I have the 24-105, and 500mm and needed something in between. I had the 100-400 in the past and sold it. I liked the 100-400 for versatility but I didn't seem to get a lot of keeper shots with it. I choose this lens for the weight and price. I backpack a lot and need a lens of this length for nature shots without a lot of weight. I have been very satisfied with this lens so far I have taken very good macro shots in my wifes flower bed and great sport shots at my Granddaughters soccer games. I would recommend this lens to Juza followers.

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avatarsenior
sent on April 01, 2020

Pros: Weight ,compact, stabilized, built-in lampshade, macro, minimum distance of focus.

Cons: F4 ? But I don't think that's a problem. Lack of tropicalization? But I don't think it's a problem So... nothing relevant.

Opinion: I recently bought alongside the heaviest, versatile and sharpest 70-200 f2.8 is. Excellent lens, very sharp when used smooth but also with multiplier 1.4x does not disfigure. On apsc bodies it becomes a 480mm. It's stabilized and that's an advantage. Years ago I had the 400 f5.6 sold after 10 days precisely because it was not stabilized. The stabilizer is old-fashioned, recovers 2 stops and a bit noisy but no making videos does not create problems for me. Excellent the slightest focus that allows you to take macro style photos. I am very satisfied with the purchase and since canon has been cataloging this optics for more than 25 years and has not yet provided a second series it means that it basically likes it.

avatarjunior
sent on March 19, 2020

Pros: Lightness, sharpness, low weight and flexibility

Cons: Lack of Tropicalization (but we can stay), AF slow on dynamic but for the price it has is more than great

Opinion: I bought this lens recently and from a juza user who thank you for the helpfulness and kindness and for how it held the lens . The lens is gorgeous very sharp and easy to use in every field, portrait, birdlife, macro... Although not a macro, the 0x24 ratio with a 25-inch extension tube makes it practically a full-fledged macro. Excellent multiplied to 1x4 which makes it (on apsc) a 670 mm with which you can make bird shed excellently while from forest is a little short but effective the same. Great built-in lampshade.

user68000
avatarsenior
sent on July 25, 2019

Pros: Perfect weight-millimeter combination for all wildlife, including the close-up

Cons: Nothing

Opinion: it is the first fixed that I own and I no longer detach it from the reflex and the extender, because I do everything: from swallows in flight, to chamois, to spider in the canvas; being able to make pseudo-macro at a distance makes it the ideal OB for fiphoninsects - beautiful idea the lampshade that is not lost, and after wrapping it in a canvas camo is protected and also well camouflaged

avatarsenior
sent on March 24, 2017

Pros: Sharpness, portability, integrated hood, AF accuracy and reduced weight.

Cons: Maybe a little slow autofocus in very dynamic situation

Opinion: A lens that has few rivals. Very clear already at room temperature and with a blurred piacevole.rnLa its uniqueness is due to the flexibility of use despite being a fixed and not zoom.rnOttima for close-up with his beautiful ingrandimento.rnMolto report on portraits, thanks to a soft blur .rne usable for sports and wildlife photos also thanks the opportunity to be moltiplicata.rnAdoro integrated hood, very comfortable and practical.




Photos taken with Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM

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Wildlife - Norway, Svalbard 2010
by Gian Mario Zaino
164 comments, 40898 views  [editors pick]
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70 comments, 15095 views  [editors pick]  
HI RES 10.5 MP

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148 comments, 30145 views  [editors pick]
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64 comments, 10452 views  [editors pick]  
HI RES 16.9 MP

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116 comments, 8242 views
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HI RES 3.8 MP

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HI RES 4.2 MP

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HI RES 15.5 MP

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HI RES 6.0 MP

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HI RES 4.2 MP

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HI RES 9.2 MP

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HI RES 11.8 MP

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HI RES 4.2 MP

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HI RES 4.2 MP

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HI RES 20.0 MP

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HI RES 4.2 MP

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