Why Stock Photos?
The short answer is that we use stock photos on some listings to save us time and to save you money. The longer answer is that we love to take photos of each and every lens, camera, and accessory, but doing so takes a lot of time and makes it difficult to get everything listed. So, we decided to compromise: take gorgeous photos of some things and charge a little more for them, and use stock photos for other items and charge a little less for those, all else equal.
The items listed here were tested thoroughly by our trained technicians. If they observed any significant flaws, you’ll see them detailed above. If the items listed here are exceptionally awesome, you’ll see that noted above too. Regardless, please remember this is a used item and it’s bound to have at least a microscopic imperfection.
If you're interested in purchasing an item with specific photos and ratings, we don’t blame you one bit. Please visit one of our specific product listings (if available), usually marked with a serial number. If none are currently available, by all means, contact us.
The Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
A much better lens than its predecessor (the 75-300), this is a small, easy-to-carry zoom with great range. The Image Stabilization makes handholding possible in almost all situations, and the images are nearly as sharp as those taken with “L” quality lenses.
I personally prefer the longer but lighter 70-300 IS to the shorter but heavier 70-300 DO IS. If you shoot RAW and don’t mind a little post-processing to up the contrast, you’ll be very happy with DO pictures. If you want to shoot jpgs and don’t want to sweat the images in Photoshop, you’ll probably prefer the standard 70-300 IS.
The 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS L lens, however, puts the other two to shame, not only optically, but in feel and overall performance as well. The image stabilizer is improved, the lens is weather sealed to help keep out unwanted dust and moisture (though a front filter is required to make the lens truly weather resistant), and given the “L” branding means it has the best optics and build quality you will find in a Canon telephoto zoom. The only downside (other than cost) is that the 70-300 L is almost a pound heavier than the other two lenses, so keep that in mind.
Also, please note: the IS system on the 70-300 IS makes an audible noise. If you haven’t used this lens before, don’t be alarmed by it.
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