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Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

ef300mmf_4_1_
Review Date: Jun 28, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very sharp, IS, fast AF, very versatile ...
Cons:
IS + TC slows down AF

WITH TC:
This is a very versatile lens. It's birding & close up lens at the same time. It's very sharp wide open and sharpen up, stopping down.

Birding: (wide open or one stop down)
For BIF(bird in flight) you can speed up AF by turning IS off. And AF is speedy enough to track even fast flying birds.
IS is very effective shooting still birds. It's possible to handhold it 1/60 and take tack sharp images.

Close-up: (stop down till f8-13 according to subject)
Perfect close up lens with IS from a distance(1,5 mt). Magnification is about 1/3 or more. Most used magnification of a macro lens. When you stop down to gain field depth, IS helps a lot.

WITHOUT TC:
Portrait and action lens. Not fast as f/2.8 but fast enough Smile

Good value for money !! It's my favorite and most used lens ...