|Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L IS USM |
This is a prime lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 1999.
The lens belongs to the category
telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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|Compability, auto focus and focal length|
|This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.|
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
|The lens has a focal length of 300 mm.
Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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|Lens brightness and image stabilizer|
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.
This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.
|Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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|Filter and Lens Hood|
|If you want to use filters on this lens the slot-in filters (52 mm) would be the ones to use, which is very common at these larger telephoto lenses.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "ET-120".
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|This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.|
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|Different versions of the lens|
|This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.|
|Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L USM (1987)|
|Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L IS USM (1999) << The lens you are currently viewing|
|Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L IS II USM (2010)|
|Pictures (product and sample images)|
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|Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.|
|Images of Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L IS USM |
|Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L IS USM |
|Things to consider before buying|
|Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.|
|The lens brightness, f/2,8|
|Has a built-in image stabilizer|
|Works on all sensor types|
|A lens hood is included|
|A tripod mount is included|
|The lens is sealed against dust and moisture|
|This lens has been replaced by a newer version|
|Heavy (2550 gr)|