Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Review

March 30, 2011 | Matt Grayson |


When we first saw the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM lens, we thought it just looked like a standard 70-300mm lens with a white overcoat on. After using the lens for some time, we're blown away by the image clarity, sharpness, build quality and speed of focusing.

The existing 70-300mm DO lens does make us wonder whether the L lens is really necessary because the quality of that lens is so similar and it's 5cm shorter. But it's not white and doesn't have the letter L and for a lot of people it will be the image that it conveys that will be worth the extra money. If that's you then you won't be disappointed by this lens.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 5
Value for money 3.5