Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Telephoto Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - 2530A004
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Camera Lens Description||12|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 Millimeters|
About this item
- Make sure this fits by entering your model number.
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture:300mm 1:4.0
- Super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting
- 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 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
Customers also search
Compare with similar items
| || |
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM UD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Super Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L is II USM Lens, Lens Only
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II Super Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
|Sold By||Premier Camera =Japan= Our Japanese staff will send you with care.||TONY'S Camera Shop||TONY'S Camera Shop||Amazon.com||Midwest Camera & Electronics||Amazon.com|
|Item Dimensions||8.7 x 3.54 x 3.54 inches||5.63 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches||10.12 x 3.54 x 3.54 inches||7.6 x 3.7 x 3.7 inches||9.8 x 5.04 x 5.04 inches||4.8 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches|
|Item Weight||2.62 lbs||2.31 lbs||2.80 lbs||3.46 lbs||5.29 lbs||1.06 lbs|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 millimeters||300 millimeters||400 millimeters||400 millimeters||300 millimeters||300 millimeters|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0||F4.0 - F5.6||F5.6||F4.5 - F5.6||F2.8||F4.0 - F5.6|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame||35mm full frame||35mm full frame||35mm full frame||35mm full frame||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||300 millimeters||70 millimeters||400 millimeters||100 millimeters||300 millimeters||75 millimeters|
|Minimum Operating Distance||1.5 meters||1.2 meters||3.5 meters||0.98 meters||2 meters||1.5 meters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||67 millimeters||77 millimeters||77 millimeters||52 millimeters||58 millimeters|
Overview_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)._..._read more_class="col-xs-12">_-->_Main Unit Spec Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 300mm 1:4.0 Lens Construction 15 elements in 11 groups Diagonal Angle of View 8° 15' Focus Adjustment Rear focusing system with USM Closest Focusing Distance 1.5m / 4.9 ft. Filter Size 77mm Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.5 x 8.7, 2.6 lbs. / 90.0 x 221.0mm, 1190g_Cases Eos Rain Cover ERC-E5S Protects camera and lens when shooting during inclement weather conditions. BACKORDEREDMSRP: $149.00Canon Store $119.20 ADD TO CART Raincover Small Keeps your professional camera clean and dry when shooting in a wet environment. Compatible with Canon EOS Cameras. Contains attachable eyecups (L,S) for compatibility with all EOS Digital cameras. Transparent window enables clear visibility of the top and rear LCD panels and LC monitor. Front fastener enables easy attachment and removal of all lenses. MSRP: $125.00_Cases Lens LZ1128 Zippered Soft Lens Case For the Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM lens. Features a zippered closure. MSRP: $75.00_Extenders Extender EF 1.4x III Extends focal length by a factor of 1.4x Built-in microcomputer for seamless communication with camera body, lens and extender Newly-developed Fluorine coating keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum IN STOCKMSRP: $429.99Canon Store $429.99 ADD TO CART Extender EF 2x III Extends focal length by a factor of 2x Built-in microcomputer for seamless communication with camera body, lens and extender Newly-developed Fluorine coating keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum OUT OF STOCK_Lens Caps Lens Cap E-77 II The Lens Cap E-77 II is newly designed and fits Canon EF lenses with a 77mm filter size. It helps protect the front glass from dust and scratches. Read More revealReadMore('#item21 span.long_desc'); BACKORDEREDMSRP: $15.00Canon Store $12.00 ADD TO CART Lens Cap E-77U Indispensable for protecting your valuable lenses, this cap should be used on all lenses with a 77mm filter size. MSRP: $12.00 Lens Dust Cap E Rear Cap Rear lens cap for all EF type lenses, lens extenders, and extension tubes. Used to protect the rear glass element from dust and scratches. OUT OF STOCK_Lens Extenders / Close Up / Conversion Adapters 77mm Close-Up Lens 500D Canon Close-Up Lens 500D is a double-element accessory that attaches to front of lens. It changes closest focusing distance from infinity to 500mm (approx. 19.7" from front of lens). MSRP: $220.00 EF 1.4X Extender Read More revealReadMore('#item7 span.long_desc'); OUT OF STOCK EF 2XII Extender Read More revealReadMore('#item9 span.long_desc'); OUT OF STOCK Extension Tube EF 12 II Extension Tube EF 12 II is especially suited for close-focusing with wide-angle lenses. IN STOCKMSRP: $130.00Canon Store $130.00 ADD TO CART Extension Tube EF 25 II 25mm fully coupled Extension Tube for EOS camera and most lenses to 350mm. OUT OF STOCK_Lens Filters 77mm Circular Polarizer PL-C Read More revealReadMore('#item1 span.long_desc'); OUT OF STOCK 77mm Circular Polarizer PL-CB Filter enhances picture quality by blocking harmful reflected light. OUT OF STOCK 77mm Protect Filter These filters can help protect your lens against dust, moisture, fingerprints, scratches and damage and can be kept on your lens at all times. Filter fits select lenses with a 77mm diameter. Read More revealReadMore('#item4 span.long_desc'); OUT OF STOCK 77mm UV Haze Filter UV Protector filters allow you to correct for the UV effect to varying degrees. These filters can also help protect your lens against dust, moisture, fingerprints, scratches and damage and can be kept on your lens at all times. Filter fits select lenses with a 77mm diameter, please see Compatibility tab for compatible lenses. OUT OF STOCK Gelatin Filter Holder Adapter III 77 The Gelatin Filter Holder Adapter III allows the use of commercially available square filters without the need for cutting. The holder attaches to the lens through an adapter that fits the filter diameter. Use with 3-inch square type III gelatin filters. Gelatin filters can be used with most EF lenses. OUT OF STOCK Gelatin Filter Holder Adapter IV 77 The 77mm Gelatin Filter Holder Adapter IV 77 is used to attach the Gelatin Filter Holder IV to most EF lenses. OUT OF STOCK Gelatin Filter Holder Hood III Canon Gelatin Filter Holder III allows 3-inch square gelatin filters to be fitted to most EF lenses. MSRP: $45.00 Gelatin Filter Holder Hood IV Allows 4-inch square gelatin filters to be fitted to most EF lenses. Requires Gelatin Filter Holder Adapter. Can be combined with optional Gelatin Filter Holder Hoods IV. OUT OF STOCK Gelatin Filter Holder III Allows 3-inch square gelatin filters to be fitted to most EF lenses. Requires Gelatin Filter Holder Adapter. Can be combined with optional Gelatin Filter Holder Hoods III. MSRP: $140.00 Gelatin Filter Holder IV Read More revealReadMore('#item19 span.long_desc'); OUT OF STOCK_Service Plans / Carepaks / Software / Books Lens: CarePAK PLUS (2YR) CarePAK PLUS offers protection from accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges, and more, including normal wear and tear, beyond the standard warranty period. It also includes Image Recovery (included with Cameras, Camcorders, and Printers with a memory card slot only), priority repair service, free return shipping, $0 deductible, genuine Canon factory service with only genuine Canon parts, and is transferable if you sell or gift your product. With a CarePAK PLUS, a damaged product will be repaired to good working condition or replaced with an equivalent product. IN STOCK Canon Store $67.99 ADD TO CART Lens: CarePAK PLUS (3YR) CarePAK PLUS offers protection from accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges, and more, including normal wear and tear, beyond the standard warranty period. It also includes Image Recovery (included with Cameras, Camcorders, and Printers with a memory card slot only), priority repair service, free return shipping, $0 deductible, genuine Canon factory service with only genuine Canon parts, and is transferable if you sell or gift your product. With a CarePAK PLUS, a damaged product will be repaired to good working condition or replaced with an equivalent product._Support Lenses EF 1.4X Extender Read More revealReadMore('#item6 span.long_desc'); OUT OF STOCK EF 2XII Extender Read More revealReadMore('#item8 span.long_desc'); OUT OF STOCK
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.
- 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.
What's in the box
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2010
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
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. For this point, I'd consider whether you're shooting a cropped sensor or full-frame (I prefer the former, actually--long story)
Would I choose the 400mm non-IS lens? No. I don't know anyone who can shoot at 400mm without a tripod unless the sun is out and light is bright. Even then, I'd still prefer at least a monopod. At 400mm even IS would be limited. Even the 300mm tested here is difficult to hand-hold with IS and nearly impossible without IS. IS makes a tremendous difference, but not having it would require a tripod. I don't always want to carry one.
I took a star off on my review only because I found the AF pretty lousy. It does a great job of what it does (focus), but hunts an awful lot if the background is busy enough. About 20% of the time, I've had to simply disable it. Don't let this scare you away. No, it is sweet when the composition is sparse, or your subject is quite obvious. But if you're shooting birds in a tree, it may hunt.
Noisy IS? My copy seems rather quiet, but it does exhibit little clunks when starting and stopping IS. Honestly, this happens in my more expensive 70-200 L USM IS, and it happens all the time on nearly every car's A/C compressor when it starts and stops every 30 seconds during the summer. It's a normal thing. Maybe Canon will put a clutch in the IS later on, right?
Bottom line, if resolution, contrast, color, and sharpness is what you're after and you don't mind the fact that you don't have zoom, you'll like this lens. the price for what you get is not bad, especially when compared to the faster 300mm L lens Canon offers.
This lens is perfect for my needs and I would recommend it highly for nature photography.
1. Relatively light - this is an all metal lens with multiple glass elements and image stabilization but is is easily portable and can be handheld.
2. Comes with the tripod collar - some L lenses don't and Canon charges a lot for an OEM one.
3. Built in hood - no losing/screwing/unscrewing
4. Full time manual focus for tweaking AF
5. Haven't needed to tweak the AF yet - it is lightning fast and perfect
6. Fast - F/4 - it is a light bucket for a 300 mm and a big step up from my F/5.6 300 mm in all kinds of ways
7. Sharp - sharp - sharp
8. The image stabilization is awesome
9. It comes with a good, sturdy case
1. Really, none.
For people transitioning from beginner to intermediate and higher, if you have money for one "super lens" you could do a lot worse than this. Complement it with the EF image stabilized 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 (which can be found used for 200 bucks) and a 50 mm F/1.8 "nifty fifty" (which is plastic and can be had for 100 bucks new) and you will have a really, really nice starter set of quick, sharp lenses for the intermediate photographer.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 24, 2010
I have the 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200mm L lenses. My 70-200 just did not have the reach even with the 2x extender.
I finally bought the lens in early December last year and have taken a lot of bird pictures. This is a magnificent lens. The pictures are by far better on the 300 using the 2x extender than the pictures I have taken over the years with the extender attached to my 70-200mm lens. I can also auto focus at f8 when the extender is attached. In addition, it takes awesome pictures of flowers in the macro mode albeit not a true macro lens, since it can focus as close as 4'3"
For the price this lens can't be beat.
Top reviews from other countries
Also 1yr old Tamron 150-600mm stopped autofocusing.
If this 300mm doesn't break down in next few years, then it will be a great buy ! It will be value for money.
Too bad Canon doesn't make an EF 400mm f/4.5L IS, which would be ideal for birding photos.
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on May 16, 2022