EF 300 mm F4,0

Super telephoto! This is (was) my most expensive lens, and the only one (so far) from the Canon top of the line “L” series. 300 mm fixed focal length is not the most easily operated lens, if you walk around with it you’ll find that many shots cannot be made simply because you are too close to the subject! So you really have to go looking for suitable shots,┬ábut when you find what you were looking for, those 300 mm will be nice!

Though I must admit I’m a bit disappointed. Not that it is not an excellent lens, because it is, very sharp even at F4, very good solid quality, fast autofocus at least in good or average light, and the bokeh is often smashing. But considering the price, the weight, the size and fixed focal length, I was hoping for better image results. It turns out that my EF-S 55-250 mm, which is a real low cost lens, has almost equally good autofocus, often equally good resulting image quality and in fact even better image stabilization in my opinion. It’s lighter and smaller. And of course, the zoom lens have a quite superior versability. Now that I got my 70-200 mm I tend to use that lens, often with the 1,4x extender on, instead of the 300 mm. But I still think I will keep this baby for a while! :)

EF 300 mm F4,0

Segment: Canon pro series
Type: 300 mm prime telephoto
Drive: Ultrasonic + Stabilizer
Speed: F4,0
Length: 221 mm
Weight: 1190 g
Review at The Digital Picture
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Description at Wikipedia

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