Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Telephoto LensThe Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM is a lightweight, compact L-series lens, and is the most affordable Canon prime telephoto with image stabilization, making it a favorite of wildlife and sports photographers.
In a Nutshell:
This is an L-series lens featuring UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass with fluorite elements for superior optical performance and image quality.
It is a favorite of wildlife photographers working from the confines of a safari vehicle because of its compact size, light weight and excellent IS, allowing hand-holding.
It has an inner focusing ring with full-time manual focus, while closest focusing distance of only 4' 9" (1.5m), allows frame-filling shots of small creatures.
User Review Roundup for Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
User Ratings Roundup:
Star Rating (max 5): 4.5
What Users Are Saying:
"One of the best values for a telephoto. Easy to hand hold. The glass is sharp, focus is fast."
"IS works amazingly well."
"For wildlife photography there is nothing even close to it for the price."
"Found the images very sharp, but the noise of the IS kicking in is quite noticable."
"Quite simply an excellent lens, good contrast and sharp, sharp, sharp."
Manufacturer's Feature List for the Canon EF 300mm f/4:
* Focal length and maximum aperture: 300 mm 1:4
* Wildlife, can be used with 1.4x extender for added reach; IS assists hand-holding
Now that you've read about the Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Telephoto Lens, see also Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for an affordable zoom lens in this telephoto range.
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