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Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Telephoto Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- 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
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||Built-in retractable hood|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Image Stabilization||2 stops|
|Included Components||Case, Hood, Lens Caps, Tripod Collar|
|Item Dimensions||3.54 x 3.54 x 8.7 inches|
|Item Weight||2.62 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||1.50 m|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||300 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||8|
|Number of Elements||15|
|Number of Groups||11|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||6.85 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||4.1 pounds|
|Style Name||300mm f/4L|
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|Color||White||Grey||Black, White||White||Black,White||Black, White|
|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||manual_only||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic|
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|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||77 millimeters||52 millimeters||52 millimeters||67 millimeters||77 millimeters|
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.
- 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
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.
Top customer reviews
I love the quality of this lens. It's built with metal so it's super sturdy...a healthy change from my normal EF-S lenses which are mostly plastic. In regards to weight, it's possible to hand hold this lens for long periods of time but a monopod/tripod is recommended for longer wildlife/bird shooting. The colors are beautiful. Some shots I took barely needed adjustment in post-production. The IS works great as well. Attached are some sample shots. Happy shooting!
On the downside, there is some clicking as the motor engages, but mine is no louder than the shutter click. To me the real drawback with this lens is slow autofocus. It is noticeably slower than the 70-200 mm f4. Tracking songbirds in and out of thick branches is a chore. I have gotten mixed results with birds in flight. But if your subject is still or moving predictably, this lens really rocks.
and im so happy with the turnaround of images that are great!!! I dont care what lens you use in low light and with a converter its gonna hunt more and i have read that the IS is clunky and loud This Lens I got Feb. 16 2010 Is really pretty smooth fast and quiet I love it!! it works well very well on both my cameras! Each to his own I guess But This little lens Is fine with me! Now I Could pay 5 or 6 thousand and not be happy or spend 1300 and be very happy!!!
Really This is a Very Good Lens!! I personally love mine!! L's to ya folks its prime time!
Unless you need the wider F4 aperture at 300mm or better sharpness on the edges/corners, I don't see much of a reason to buy this over the newer 70-300 L. The newer 70-300L is actually slightly sharper in the center. It has the better, more modern IS (image stabilization), is smaller and more compact for travel, and has the versatility of a zoom.
The the only other advantages this prime lens offers is that it has a slightly longer true reach (its 300mm seemed slightly longer than the 300mm on the 70-300L when I compared them) and it comes with a tripod collar. Other than that, the 70-300L is simply the better, more versatile, more modern lens.
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