Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
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Picture perfect. Zoom further without compromising image quality with this telephoto lens. The compact size is ideal for pro and amateur photographers who are looking for superior quality from a lens that takes up less space on the go. From Canon.

  • Includes 9321A002 telephoto lens and manual
  • 70mm-300mm focal length
  • 1:4.5-5.6 maximum aperture
  • Rotating type zoom
  • 18 elements in 12 groups
  • Closest focusing distance approximately 4-5/8'
  • Rear focusing system
  • Built-in image stabilizer
  • 52mm filter
  • 34-degree to eight-degree, 15' diagonal viewing angle
  • Measures approximately 3-1/4"Diam x 3-7/8"L
  • UL listed; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Made in Japan

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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not happy Maybe it was my mistake but I had high expectations on this lens. I had the opportunity of taking the EF 400 F4 DO IS on a couple of air shows. The Diffractive Lens technology works great on this lens but its not the same with the 70-300. It is a light wight lens and that makes it nice for traveling and not being very flashy as the big white L's. But unfortunately it is not a very sharp lens. Not hapy with it.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost good enough I really wanted to love this lens - small form factor, cool diffractive optics tech, and decent IS - but in the end the image quality just wasn't there. Sharpness and contrast on the long end of the range was routinely disappointing on my 7D. I have high hopes for the 70-300 L IS USM I just purchased to replace the DO lens.
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as sharp as expected This makes a good travel lens. It is versatile, relatively low weight and not too flashy. If you are looking for a sharp tele-zoom this is not the lens you need.
Date published: 2013-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small but hazy If you really need a small and lightweight lens, this is probably the best one you'll find. The rapid focus, small size, and solid IS is nothing short of amazing. I've successfully taken some pictures handheld at night and bumping around in crowds. On the downside, the images are hazy. A large diameter unsharp-mask and black level adjustment are needed in post processing, which about doubles the noise level. Closing the aperture too much while zoomed in causes the front fresnel lens to appear in the photo. After a few years of light use, I've accumulated quite a bit of dust inside the lens. The internal electronics also needed to be replaced out of warranty.
Date published: 2012-06-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice travel Tele but lacks sharpness I bought this lens a couple of years ago and have used it significantly while traveling. It is a nice lens, relatively light for the range and convenient in size. Pictures lack the sharpness that i was expecting from an expensive lens. in my case I don't think the convenience in size compensates for the average quality of the images in the far end of the range.
Date published: 2012-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Non Better I have used this lens for over 3 years and I have found that the Canon 70-300mm DO IS lens to be real work horse in photographing historical and battle reenactments and on my travels. I can use the short end to set up the scene and the 300mm for close in and detail pictures. I bought this lens as a step up from the 100-300mm USM and have been extremely pleased with the results. This lens is sharp, the build quality and light weight of the lens holds up well when running around the battlefield, it encompasses the needed focal lengths and it is reliable! It might not be an “L” series lens but I wouldn’t replace it for anything. Keeping in mind the demands of the consumer, product quality, price point and intended use, Canon has done an excellent job with this lens. I have owned and used Canon cameras and lenses for over 40 years. I am one of those old fashion photographers that still uses film, I even use my old Canon AT-1 with the 28-85mm FD lens, so I don’t just rattle off a dozen pictures without thinking. Would I recommend the Canon 70-300mm DO IS lens to anybody, you can bet on it.
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spy Lens This lens is for someone who... ...doesn't need L quality ...can afford up to $1000 ...wants a small lens for travel and/or candids . My wife and I call this the spy lens. We do a lot of traveling, and only take carry-ons so size does matter. More importantly (as others have said), people get uncomfortable when you point a huge lens at them. I get great candids with both this and my 85mm 1.8 without subjects realizing they're being shot. I've actually had people get out of my way because they thought I was shooting a building or statue behind them. The IS is also great when the light fades. . I have also shot auto races with this lens. The USM is fast and steady. It keeps up with the 6 fps of my 50D nicely. . I have limited experience with other Canon zooms. This seems slightly better than the other 70-300, same or better IQ and a bit faster USM. It isn't as sharp as the 70-200 2.8 L, however. . The MSRP is too high for a non-L lens. I bought it used for just under $900. If you can get it for under $1000, it's worth it.
Date published: 2012-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't Waste Your Money Never could get a decent photo out of this lens, photos always slightly out of focus, couldn't handle high light conditions at all. NOT the all around lens I expected. Replaced it with the 38-300 L lens.
Date published: 2011-10-03
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