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EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Lens


Canon

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The EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM  Lens

Features:

  • Focus Drive: Ultrasonic
  • Groups/Elements: 10/13
  • Angle of View: 24 - 8
  • Minimum Focus: 4.9 ft. (1.5m)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/32
  • Filter (diameter): 58mm
  • Length: 4-3/4" (121mm)
  • Weight: 1.2 lb. (540g)
  • Includes Canon 1 year USA warranty


5 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4 out of 5

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Bill Wyatt
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/17/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I find mine clear with good color saturation. It works well for wild life and sporting events.
2/27/2006 6:42:21 AM
 
Jeff Sherriff

member since: 6/15/2005
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Rating: 2 out of 5
In perfect conditions this lens will get the job done. But in most real-world conditions it is mediocre at best. For a bit more money you can get the IS model, which I suspect goes a long way towards giving better consistency.
6/15/2005 1:17:32 PM
 
John Speigle

member since: 11/26/2002
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great Lens!
3/19/2003 7:57:23 PM
 
Jim Miotke
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This range is perfect for wildlife, people, even macro work (as long as you can get far enough back from your subject).

The lens is fast and super quiet. You can't even tell it is focusing.

I know that there are better, faster "L" lens options in this range but, for the money, this is my choice.

Highly recommended!

 
Stephen 

member since: 10/30/2000
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Great lens with fast, yet extremely quiet focusing. Superb optics!!

A++

 

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