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Canon 300mm f/4L IS USM

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The Canon 300mm f/4L IS USM

This lens is a comparatively small, very sharp telephoto lens with an excellent Image Stabilization system. The 300mm f/4 is easily handheld in decent light. One interesting feature is its ability to focus as close as 5’ away, much closer than most telephoto lenses, which allows it to be used almost as a Macro lens. With a 1.4x teleconverter it becomes a 420mm f/5.6 lens with image stabilization, making it a very nice alternative to the Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens.

Roger's Take

No one talks about this lens much, but it’s one of my favorites. It’s sharper, faster, and lighter weight than the Canon 100-400mm, and the close focusing ability is nice to have. It’s an excellent travel or hiking telephoto lens and my favorite “zoo” lens in combination with the 1.4x teleconverter. If I know I’ll be shooting 300-400 range, I prefer that combination to the 100-400mm. Like the Canon 200mm f/2.8, this lens is one of those great Canon lenses that many people never try, but those who do try it out rent it again and again…or buy their own.

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