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Compact L-series telephoto lens with an Image Stabilizer which compensates for camera shake with the equivalent effect of a shutter speed two stops faster. Two Image Stabilizer modes are provided: Stabilizer Mode 1 (the same mode featured on the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM) and the new Stabilizer Mode 2 which steadies the image during horizontal or vertical panning. Mode 2 detects the panning direction automatically. The closest focusing distance is 4.9 feet (1.5 m).
i purchase this lens from canon website they ship it fast i receive it only 2 days after purchase. the auto focus is loud and eats battery but works very well im super happy.
Bought this lens used from adorama . Rating was spot on , glass is perfect body is excellent. it was a very good deal.
This lens definitely punches above its weight when it comes to sharpness. The soft focus feature is something that I don't use very often, but it can save you time if you were planning to add a similar effect while editing. It uses the old AFD auto-focus system that causes a slight buzzing noise when searching for focus. While it is audible, it isn't overwhelming. This lens provides great value if you are looking for a relatively fast prime in this focal length; the soft focus is more of an added bonus.
I have owned this lens for eight months and it, together with an EF 1.4x III, stay on my 5D Mark III more than 90% of the time. I absolutely love this lens, and picked it out to get a bit more reach over my EF 200 f/2.8L II (also a superb lens). The autofocus is fast, dead accurate, and the color and contrast are outstanding. With the teleconverter image quality is still excellent. I shoot wildlife, birds large and small, flying and still, turtles, dragonflies, and it handles them all superbly. The detail rendered by this lens is astonishing, and the bokeh is beautifully creamy as you would expect from a lens of this length. The image stabilization works also very well. For the price you can't beat this lens if you want fantastic quality in the 300-400mm range.
This is my second L series lens, and I've had the same problem with both of them, neither auto-focuses accurately on one of the 60 D bodies that I own. The problem may be with the one body, but all my other lenses, Canon or other brands, work well with that body. This is a great lens to use for near macro photography,for somewhat larger subjects such as butterflies, dragonflies, and larger flowers. It is extremely sharp, the colors are dead on, and it is much better than any of my other lenses in low light conditions when I shoot at higher ISO settings. This lens makes my 60 D body look good. However, for photos shot between 20 and 50 feet, the sharpness falls off, I believe that to be due to the auto-focus not being accurate in part. By stopping the lens down, I can get usable photos in that distance range, but I have another brand of telephoto zoom lens that does better. Past 50 feet or so, the sharpness returns, I've shot some super sharp photos of raptors and other large birds in flight using this lens. The auto-focus is relatively fast and quiet. The auto-focus has no problem keeping up with larger birds in flight, but it isn't fast enough for smaller songbirds. The Image stabilization works very well, but it is loud, and seems to drain my camera's battery much faster than any of my other lenses. I would tell any one looking for a lens for taking close-ups of flowers and insects that this lens is great. However, I wouldn't recommend it to any one looking for a lens for birding, there are better choices available for birding. I knew that when I purchased it from the other reviews that I read before making the purchase.
Purchased for small boat cruise in Alaska and found the lens to be an excellent choice for capturing whales other distant wildlife.
Took this lens on a whale watching workshop and it performed awesomely. It is tack sharp and an amazing piece of equipment. Would recommend it to anyone that wants or needs a longer reach.
Love this lens. Beautiful condition. Excellent price. I shoot birds and this prime has taken over from my 70-300 zoom and my 150-500 zoom. I shoot full frame. The IQ is so good that cropping to what my 500 would "see" far exceeds the 500 zoom in quality. For me, at age 80, it is also hand holdable and a natural for BIF. It would be nice to have the newer IS. However, I have not found a problem with this older version. I am a retired professional full time photographer who did studio and location work for advertising and magazines.
Love this lens. Beautiful condition. Excellent price. ( is that because it was gray but not advertised as such ? ). I shoot birds and this prime has taken over from my 70-300 zoom and my 150-500 zoom. I shoot full frame. The IQ is so good that cropping to what my 500 would "see" far exceeds the 500 zoom in quality. For me, at age 80, it is hand holdable. It would be nice to have the newer generation of IS. However, this 2 stop version has not been a problem. I am a retired full time professional who did studio and location work for advertising agencies and magazines.
I use this lens for action shots or wildlife. The images are sharp and clear. If I need a little more reach I can slip the 1.4 in line and go up to 420mm @F5.6. The lens is lite-weight so it's easy to hike with or move around tracking birds or other wildlife.