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Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

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  • Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups.
  • Ultra-low Dispersion glass with Fluorite elements; inner focusing ring; full-time manual focus; image stabilizer (IS).
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 1.5m / 4.9 ft.
  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 300mm 1:4.0
  • Filter size: 77mm

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  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: 2530A004
  • Lens Type: Prime lens
  • Minimum focal length: 300 mm
  • Maximum focal length: 300 mm
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Maximum Sensor Size Compatibility 35mm FF 35mm FF 35mm FF 35mm FF
Maximum Aperture Range F4.0 F5.6 F2.8 F4.0 - F5.6
Min Aperture 32 32 32 45
Photo Filter Thread Size 77 millimeters 77 millimeters 52 millimeters 67 millimeters
Minimum Operating Distance 1.5 meters 3.5 meters 2.7 meters 1.2 meters
Item Weight 2.62 pounds 2.8 pounds 8.49 pounds 2.31 pounds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches ; 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00009R6WW
  • Item model number: 2530A004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 15, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

EF mount; telephoto lens Ultra-low Dispersion glass with Fluorite elements; inner focusing ring; full-time manual focus; image stabilizer 300mm focal length f/4 maximum aperture Micro UltraSonic Motor (USM)

From the Manufacturer

Bring your subjects closer while shooting sports or wildlife with the Canon EF 300mm f/4L telephoto lens. The lens is equipped with Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, which compensates for camera shake by providing the equivalent effect of a shutter speed two stops faster. The camera provides two IS modes: Stabilizer 1, the same mode featured on the EF 75-300mm lens, and Stabilizer 2, which steadies the image during horizontal or vertical panning. The lens is also half the weight of the 300mm f/2.8L IS, with a close focus distance of 4.9 feet. And like all of Canon?s fixed focal length L-series lenses above 135mm, it?s compatible with Canon's EF 1.4x II and 2x II Extenders.

Specifications

  • Focal length: 300mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/4L
  • Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups
  • Angle of view: 8 degrees @ 15 feet
  • Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 4.9 feet
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 3.7 inches in diameter and 8.7 inches long
  • Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year
Excellent optics and superb handling in a compact package with Image Stabilization. The IS allows safe hand holding at shutter speeds up to two stops slower than otherwise possible--making it even more useful in low-light levels. Itís less than half the weight of the 300mm f/2.8L IS, and it focuses to an incredibly close 4.9 ft/1.5m, filling the frame with a subject the size of a postcard. Like all of Canonís fixed focal length L-series lenses above 135mm, itís compatible with Canonís EF Extenders 1.4x II and 2x II.

Long and Fast
A telephoto lens is essential to any serious photographer. For sports action, you will need a fast shutter speed and a long focal length. A large maximum aperture allows a faster shutter speed. In this telephoto lens line-up, the focal lengths range from 135mm to 300mm. If you want compactness, choose a lens with a smaller maximum aperture.

Customer Reviews

Fast focusing and super sharp images.
Zozobra
And even though you're limited to f/4, the IS works very well and enables shutter speeds of 1/125sec, and even lower with a steady hand.
D_Sone
I've also found myself using it to shoot kids soccer games.
Midwestern Dad

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133 of 141 people found the following review helpful By Midwestern Dad on July 23, 2005
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I got this lens for shooting architecture from a distance--an unsual application. I've also found myself using it to shoot kids soccer games. It's super sharp and very fast focusing. I haven't done formal tests at all apertures, but images appear vivid and contrasty at a range of settings. Online reviews rank this lens very highly and my own experience supports those findings.

The Image Stabilization seems to work very well, although be sure to turn it off if you're using a tripod--I've found that it can reduce image quality if you forget to turn it off in that application.

For shots where you'll be standing around a lot with the lens to your eye, ready for a shot, it gets kind of heavy to carry. If you're shooting sports, you might want to consider a monopod. For other applications, its weight is low enough not to be too big of a problem.

It comes with a canvas-like case that includes a loop you can use to attach it to your belt. I've found this works pretty well out in the field, particularly when combined with a photo-vest. The case also can be carried with a neck strap, but this gets in the way of your camera strap and is also thin, so it kind of cuts into your shoulder.

As I write this, the Amazon site has a link for 58mm filters for this lens. It takes 77mm filters.
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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful By L. Jones on February 9, 2006
This is my favorite lens. I could not carry the heavier long range teles, and it was a hard decision for me. In the end, I chose this because it was lighter than the zooms.

Having previouly used the 75-300 IS zoom, I was leary of getting another 300mm prime, because I may miss the 70-300 range of shooting. But the clarity and colors are so true for this 300 prime, I don't look back.

Easy to handle, not so bulky. Fast, impressive photos. Even when I add a 1.4 teleconverter shooting in the 500mm range on my 20D. I use the f4 alot, no problem, great clarity. Awesome lens for the price.
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111 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Brian M. Murphree on August 13, 2007
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On a 30D and Digital Rebel XT, I tested this lens against my Canon EF70-200mm F/2.8L USM IS with 1.4x extender, and against the EF70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 USM IS lens. I can honestly say, there is a noticeable sharpness and contrast improvement of the 300mm F/4 USM IS lens over the other two configurations. Bokeh is very good with the 300mm lens. I cannot complain. Would the extra $3K be worth it for the F2.8 300mm lens? Only if you make enough money from this field to pay for it AND make some profit. Otherwise, I'd get this lens to fill the position. Then only if it sees an abundance of work would I consider looking at the bigger brother. Selling this one as used and upgrading later would be more like renting it for a cheap price because it holds it's value.

Back to my comparison: The 70-300mm lens was sharper than the 70-200mm w/1.4x wide open, but the results were reversed when stopping these two combinations down. the 70-200 and the 300mm here have better color than the 70-300 zoom I tested. The issue with the 70-200mm w/1.4 extender is, I was unhappy with the bokeh (background blur) using the extender. I'd hate to see how bad this is with the 2x extender. In my opinion, and I admittedly pixel-peep, but if you are wanting to shoot at 300mm, and find yourself zooming as far as you can, this lens will deliver the goods. Everyone else basically says this lens beats the 100-400mm L zoom, and although I've yet to test one of those, I hear that the 100-400mm L zoom is not "L" sharp at anything above 300mm unless you stop it down. However, I understand that the 100-400mm L zoom is sharper at 400mm wide open, than the 300mm L w/1.4 extender.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Carne aTodda on April 23, 2007
I recently purchased this lens and have been extremely impressed with the results it produces. The "IS" works extremely well.

I was a little concerned at first because the "IS" makes a little humming noise when in operation. I thought it was an issue at first due to the fact that my other "IS" lenses don't make the same noise, but found out it is completely normal for it to make the little humming noise that it does. I tested it out by turning off the "IS" and focusing in on a subject while hand holding my Canon 30D and I was moving around all over the place. Then I turned on the "IS" and it immediately made the image through the viewfinder much more steady and controled. It's nothing short of amazing.

The focus is quiet and quick, what more could you ask for? It provides crystal clear shots as long as your shutter speed is over 1/30th (hand held with IS on). If you combine a tripod and this lens in "IS" mode, you will lose image quality, so ensure you turn off the "IS" if you are using a tripod.

With the 1.4x teleconverter, it works great. Taking the 300mm and converting it to 420mm gives you a serious amount of "reach" for under $300 for the 1.4x teleconverter. The IS and the Autofocus work great with the 1.4x teleconverter, but I did notice the focus seemed to take just a touch longer, but it's so minor that most individuals probably wouldn't even notice. Combined with the 1.4x teleconverter, your F4 lens will convert to a F5.6 lens.

With the 2.0x teleconverter, you get range that you wouldn't be able to get unless you paid huge $$$ for a 600mm prime. The IS works well with the 2.0x but you lose the option for Autofocus. So if you stack this 300mm lens with a 2.0x teleconverter you will be manually focusing all your shots. Combined with the 2.
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