CalumetPhoto.com Ratings and Reviews

Top Rated Product

Product Reviews

Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lens

The Canon EF 300mm F 2.8L is II USM Lens comes with new and enhanced features that allow it to produce incredible image quality. With its Mode 3 image stabilization, this telephoto zoom lens is apt for professional photography. This Canon zoom lens operates at a fast rate and provides better optics with enhanced stabilization of images.The Canon EF 300mm F 2.8L is II USM Lens features Fluorite elements to avoid chromatic aberration and produce clear imagesAdditional coating in this Canon EF telephoto lens reduces ghosting and flaring while fluorine coating reduces smearing, soiling, and fingerprintsIS is activated by the third image stabilization mode when the shutter button is pressed completely to offer four stops faster shutter speedThe wire-type security locks restore the buttons and switches for faster operationThis Canon zoom lens features a focal length of 300mm and a maximum aperture of 1:2.8It comes with 16 elements in 12 groupsThe inner focusing system is adjusted with the focusing camClosest Focusing Distance: 6.6'Dimensions: 5.0" x 9.8" (L x D)Weight: 82.9 oz
Average Customer Rating:
5 / 5
5
 / 
5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 1 review
5 stars
1
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
1 out of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lens
Review 1 for Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lens
5 / 5
5 / 5
Unbelieveable Lens
PostedAugust 29, 2012
FoxSportsPhotos
from San Diego, CA
Age: 45-54
Gender: male
Features
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
5 / 5
Price/Value
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
5 / 5
Satisfaction
5 / 5
5 / 5
User submitted photo
User submitted photo
User submitted photo
This 300mm 2.8 is an absolute dream to shoot with.
I noticed right out of the box this lens seemed considerably lighter than the Mark I version. I could hand hold this all day and I would feel any adverse effects.
I am a sports photographer and having a fast focus is paramount in my work - and this lens is FAST! My images came out tack sharp with bold colors. I usually shoot with a 400mm 2.8, but that lens is sometimes too far reaching for certain sports, depending on my setup location. This lens fills that gap and allows me to get the shots I am looking for.
At 2.8 it is great for night time shooting. Even with fast paced sporting events like soccer I am able to get fast focusing and vivid images.
Nice work Canon! The only negative I could remotely raise is the price. This lens is a bit on the higher end at $7300.00, however, if get the shots you want and it helps you to sell your images - it will pay for itself.
Love this lens and I will be happy shooting with it for a long long time (until the next great lens comes out...)
Pros: Great Bokeh, Fast Auto-Focus, Beautiful Colors/Contrast, Good Low-Light Performance, very lightweight, easy to handhold
Cons: price
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.