Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
$7,299
300 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/2.8
  • Canon L Series Professional
  • Canon IS Image stabilized
  • Canon USM Built in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"This has to be one of the sharpest lens out there. Just about every picture jumps at you. Great contrast and color. Mostly used hand held with great results. Very fast focus even when using extenders."

"This lens is absolutely that good. It took me over 2 years to save up enough money to buy this lens, and now that I own it, I am utterly floored by the quality of the images I am getting."

"The only con about this lens is the weight. It's HEAVY, but as far as I'm concerned, I'll just do some pushups and deal with it. The image quality is worth a little muscle soreness. Perhaps a con (if you prefer to be left alone like I do when out shooting) is that people NOTICE you bigtime with this lens. On my first trip out with it, 7 people approached me throughout the day to ask about it. Just be aware and prepared for this if you choose to purchase this lens or another big white super-tele."

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Canon 6D, Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 1D X.

Canon EOS 6D
6.8°
horizontal angle of view
300mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.6x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.6x crop factor) cameras such as the Canon 70D, Canon T5i and Canon Rebel T5.

Canon EOS 70D
4.3°
horizontal angle of view
480mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM vs other Canon EF (Full-frame) lenses

Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
300 mm
Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Wide maximum High max f/stop Help
f/32
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Canon IS

The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM vs other Canon EF (Full-frame) sports lenses

Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp

Cons

The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM vs other Canon EF (Full-frame) lenses

Weight Quite heavy Help
2.7 kg
Length Quite long Help
251 mm
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$7,299.00
Min focal length Very poor wide angle lens Help
300 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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300 mm
below average below average
Max focal length
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300 mm
above average above average
Zoom range
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1x
below average below average
Magnification
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1:7.7 (0.1x)

Aperture

Wide minimum
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f/2.8
Wide maximum
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f/32
above average above average
Tele minimum
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f/2.8
Tele maximum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
Focus motor
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Canon USM
Image stabilization
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Canon IS
unique unique
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame)
Length
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251 mm
below average below average
Diameter
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127 mm
Filter size
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52 mm
Weight
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2.7 kg
below average below average

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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6.9°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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6.9°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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4.6°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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4.6°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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8.2°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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8.2°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Canon EF-S APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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4.5°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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4.5°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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above average above average
Wide diagonal
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5.4°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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5.4°
above average above average

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