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EF 300mm F/4.0 L IS Lens, With Canon 1-Year USA Warranty
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Canon EF 300mm F/4.0 L IS Lens, With Canon 1-Year USA Warranty

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Compact L-series telephoto lens with an Image Stabilizer which compensates for camera shake with the equivalent effect of a shutter speed two stops faster.
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Specifications

  • Type: Super-telephoto
  • Construction: 15 elements in 11 groups (UD glass in G2, G5)
  • View of Angle: 8 degrees 15'
  • Aperture Range: f/4-f/32
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 4.9 ft. (1.5 m)
  • Shooting Distance Range: 4.9/11.5 ft. (1.5 m/3.5 m) to infinity
  • Filter Size: 77mm
  • Function: AF, AE operation, Auto Aperture, Full Aperture Metering, Manual Focus also possible
  • IS Max Correctable Angle: +/-0.5 degrees (at infinity)
  • IS Function: Stabilizer Mode 1 (bidirectional image stabilization); Stabilizer Mode 2 (unidirectional image stabilization)
  • AF System: Rear-group focusing, with Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
  • Diaphragm: Pulse control system using Electromagnetic Diaphragm (EMD)
  • Coating: Super Spectra
  • Dimensions: 3.5" diameter x 8.7" length (90mm x 221mm)
  • Weight: 42.3 oz (1.2 kg)
  • Lens Hood: Built-in (Locks when pulled out)
  • Compact L-series telephoto lens with an Image Stabilizer which compensates for camera shake with the equivalent effect of a shutter speed two stops faster. Two Image Stabilizer modes are provided: Stabilizer Mode 1 (the same mode featured on the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM) and the new Stabilizer Mode 2 which steadies the image during horizontal or vertical panning. Mode 2 detects the panning direction automatically. The closest focusing distance is 4.9 feet (1.5 m).

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    Canon EF 300mm F/4.0 L IS Lens, With Canon 1-Year USA Warranty

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    5 out of 5 stars   This is a good one
    By This is a good one (This is a good one) October 10, 2016
    Review submitted for Canon EF 300mm F/4.0 L IS Lens, With Canon 1-Year USA Warranty (CN300F4IS)
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    Pros: This is a good one
    Cons: This is a good one
    Other Comments: This is a good one
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    5 out of 5 stars   Great lens for wildlife photography!
    By Fethers1 (Colorado) December 26, 2013
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    Pros: Rugged, Consistent Output, Lightweight, Strong Construction, Easily Interchangeable
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    Other Comments: I bought this lens mostly to photograph wildlife and I have taken some great shots with it in the short time I have had it. The lens is light weight and easy to carry around in the field for long periods of time without causing fatigue. The IS is amazing and I can shoot without using a tripod in low light and still get clear, crisp photos. I have only used the lens in the auto focus mode and I couldn't be happier with it's performance. I wish I would have gotten this lens sooner than I did!!
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    5 out of 5 stars   Wish I Had Bought It Sooner!
    By Wayne (Bryan, Texas) August 09, 2013
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    Pros: Strong Construction, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great image quality
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    Other Comments: Using this with a 7D to photograph butterfies and dragonflies.
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    5 out of 5 stars   Long-term keeper!
    By Firestarter (Long Island, NY) May 05, 2013
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    Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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    Other Comments: I use the EF 300/4 IS mainly for landscapes and portraits and also for the DSLR video. The positives are: price, light weight, optical quality (not necessarily in that order). Of course, the maximum aperture is not the brightest one, but if it was, the low price and the light weight wouldn't be there. And one stop in maximum aperture speed can be easily compensated by increasing the ISO - without much of a visible quality loss, if at all. Overall, this is one fine lens that I will keep in my system for a long time.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Excellent lens.
    By Jerry (Silver Spring, MD) March 22, 2011
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    Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Durable, Consistent Output, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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    Other Comments: Excellent lens.
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    5 out of 5 stars   The 300 is tack sharp !
    By KingFisher (Fort Myers, FL) February 08, 2011
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    Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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    Other Comments: I lusted after this lens, for a long time. Money was short. Finally I bought it to shoot birds. I had read that it can be hand held, I didn't beleive it. Everything I do, I use a tripod, with a cable release for that extra quality. So I took it to Sanible Island in Florida with the idea that I would use it for flying birds. WOW It looks like I used a tripod, I was quite impressed ! Quick to focus, allowed me to track birds, move my body as they flew by or overhead and look as if it was resting on a tripod !! If you buy this lens I can't see how you would be disappointed. Oh, before I bought this lens I used a canon 70-200 which is tack sharp. The 300 is better than tack sharp. Its a WOW ! It's on my camera now.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Finally!
    By Cooksters (Twin Lakes, WA) August 11, 2010
    Review submitted for Canon EF 300mm F/4.0 L IS Lens, With Canon 1-Year USA Warranty (CN300F4IS)
    Pros: Strong Construction, Rugged, Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
    Cons: Heavy
    Other Comments: Finally bit the bullet and purchased for my better half as a SURPRISE! Previous zoom lens (up to 300mm) gave OK results for wildlife but you had to really concentrate on the shot with more than half of the shots out of focus. We shoot mostly from a boat, so the stabalization feature is AMAZING!! Out of focus shots are the exception now.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Great Lens
    By RES 708 (Colorado, Florida, Monte Carlo and NY) July 15, 2010
    Review submitted for Canon EF 300mm F/4.0 L IS Lens, With Canon 1-Year USA Warranty (CN300F4IS)
    Pros: Strong Construction, Rugged, Nice Bokeh, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Easily Interchangeable, Durable
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    Other Comments: I don't think I've ever written a lens review before, but I read the preceding review and felt compelled.The person complained it was not a zoom lens so he or she) had to run around to get the right distance from the subject at the ball-park.I've been using a camera for over 55 years and spent over 40 years in TV and Film...still photography was mostly a hobby, but my dad was a photographer so I learned early and I had the use of his equipment since I was a young child. To me, zoom lenses were a novelty that didn't perform well, they just were more convenient than changing lenses for different distances (or composition). This lens is a bargain compared to other Canon "L" lenses in every way. My "L" zoom lenses for some reason have noisy IS systems, this is almost totally silent. The image quality is outstanding and leaves plenty of room to crop if the subject is too far (assuming it's used with a camera that is capable of resolving as well as this lens is at capturing detail.The built in lens shade is great and should be on every lens...I think it's a joke that Canon doesn't supply lens shades at all with other than "L" lenses, and replacements for the L lens hoods are insanely priced (and the shiny black plastic is far from the ideal material for a lens shade - I use $8 [...] lens shades that screw into the filter threads rather than the bayonet lenses I get from Canon if I have room to carry them. No such problem at all with the 300 prime.The lens is so much lighter than my 70-200 f2.8 IS it's an absolute pleasure. The focusing ring is smooth as butter and the the minimum focus distance is just amazing. I love this lens and as I said at the beginning, I think it offers more bang for the buck than any other Canon "L" series lens.My only gripe about the lens is it is not as well weather-sealed as some other "L" lenses. But I've used it in light drizzle and in pretty extreme temperatures and so far, so good.To the other poster who complained about having to move around...either get a zoom instead (not sure Canon makes any longer than the 100-400 which doesn't compare IMO to this prime, or get a larger variety of primes....or best of all, enjoy the exercise .it's healthy for you!. :-)For less money he could get a 70-200 F4 zoom and an extender and have it all. For sports the IS isn't a big help - he should be using a monopod or tripod and for fast action on the field the IS does absolutely nothing. My $.02.
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    4 out of 5 stars   So far so good
    By Smitty (Nazareth, PA) June 07, 2010
    Review submitted for Canon EF 300mm F/4.0 L IS Lens, With Canon 1-Year USA Warranty (CN300F4IS)
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    Pros: Strong Construction, Nice Bokeh, Durable, Easily Interchangeable
    Cons: Slow Focus
    Other Comments: I am still in the learning phase with this lens. So far so good. Very clear pictures...since it is a prime and not a zoom...and due to its length, I am trying to get used to running around for the perfect shot at ball games.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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