Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Review

4.0
April 5, 2011 | Matt Grayson |

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#1 Fredy Ross

I have had this lens since it came out and still love it. Helps that the 500D add on lens fits so that I can take macros with it. Can’t understand though why micro adjust with my 7D doesn’t exist with this lens. Anybody know why that is?

5:25 pm - Tuesday, April 5, 2011

#2 Fredy Ross

I have had this lens since it came out and love it. Just don’t understand why in my 7D I can’t do micro-adjust. Have taken a lot of macros with it as I have the canon 500D add-on lens.

5:30 pm - Tuesday, April 5, 2011

#3 Wiley Hodges

I have owned this lens since 2005, and I find it to be the best ‘long-ish’ travel zoom in my bag. It’s great because it’s more discreet than a gigantic white L-series telezoom, and the image quality is excellent with a few caveats. One is that I have definitely seen the bullseye-like specular highlights in out-of-focus areas of some images. The other is that the lens is susceptible to flare, and the contrast can drop dramatically if the light is even close to behind the subject. That said, I get amazing images without backbreaking size and weight.

10:14 pm - Tuesday, April 5, 2011

#4 PeterParker

Not a single bokeh shot in the samples. This is where the DO lens stinks by the way.

5:22 pm - Thursday, April 7, 2011

#5 Andrew

Has exceptional bokeh and can have a magic look to the pictures. One of the best I have yet seen. Great for people.

Not as sharp as the new 70-300 it is much smaller and lighter. It has a more rounded and old-fashion appears compared to the pixel sharpness and increased contrast of the newer 70-300L. It is a nice companion lens to the 24-105.

It does have problems shooting into the sun. More often than not the flare is picture destroying so back lite portraits or glowing sunsets are usually out.

3:23 am - Saturday, July 23, 2011

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