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Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM

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Stock: Delivery approximately 10 days

Brand: Canon

Product Code: AA14332

Supplier Code: 4411B005AA

Barcode: 4960999664842

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens

A High-performance L-series super-telephoto lens, with 4 stop Image Stabilizer with 3 modes ideal for all types of action photography. The EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM delivers outstanding image quality in a robust lightweight construction

  • 300mm f/2.8 high-performance super-telephoto lens
  • Part of Canon’s acclaimed L series
  • Durable, rugged and lightweight
  • 4 stop Image Stabilizer
  • Enhanced image quality with SWC coating
  • 3 IS modes
  • Quiet and fast autofocus
  • Includes lens case 300B
  • Includes lens hood ET-120 (WII)
  • Filter size: 52mm drop-in
  • Dimensions: 12.8D x 24.8L cm
  • Weight: 2400g
  • High performance super-telephoto lens
    With a large aperture of f/2.8, the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a high performance super-telephoto lens delivering exceptional image quality in a durable and lightweight design.

    L-series quality
    The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are highly resistant to dust and moisture.

    4-stop Image Stabilizer
    A 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer – specially designed for the lens’ specific focal length range – works to counteract image blur, which can occur during handheld shooting, or at slow shutter speeds. Automatic panning detection ensures effective performance when tracking moving subjects and, as the IS system is based in the lens, results are visible through the viewfinder during framing.

    Enhanced image quality with SWC coating
    Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented Subwavelength structure coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.

    3 IS Modes
    Ideally suited for all types of action photography especially those disciplines that require the utilization of panning, the new IS mode 3 only activates the image stabilizer element during exposure.

    Fast, quiet auto focus
    A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms contribute to fast AF performance. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF mode.

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    Dorian (London) 31st July 2012

    Overall Rating
    5 Stars Buy it now!

    Recommend to a friend? Yes


    Of all the Canon L primes and zooms ive used over the years (including the 300/2.8/MK1) this lens on resolution at least tops all of them.
    I use mine on a 7D and the center sharpness at 2.8 is IDENTICAL as it is at 4-5.6-8!!!!
    It's practically diffraction limited at 2.8.
    IMVHO i consider this lens to be the sharpest Canon lens in history, perhaps across all manufactures!

    The corners improve marginally upon stopping down but unless you eyeball 5.6 corner crops with the 2.8 they look critically sharp at pixel level. Certainly not enough for me to either stop down or worry about off-centre framing.

    AF speed is frankly amazing, which for my style (Wildlife) was one of the main reasons for the purchase.

    Build quality and design is much improved over the MK1; the hood contact point is no longer enameled so using/storing the hood no longer causes unsightly and resale lowering damage.

    The weight is also noticeably lighter than the mark 1, which after continued use in the field can mean the difference between getting or loosing a shot due to fatigue.

    The reason why i purchased this is twofold; firstly i wanted a high quality, fast focussing, 2.8 prime that would be good for general wildlife and some birds.
    Another major requirement was to have a lens that would work brilliantly ith the EF2x III extender allowing me to focus on small animals (mice, voles etc) and smaller birds.
    After reading online reviews saying that this lens paired with the extender wide open yields little quality difference i was sceptical but hopeful.

    All i can say is the reviews do not lie! This lens makes a fantastic 600mm f/5.6 L IS, i use this with the extender perhaps 40-50% of the time, without any fears of uality ide open.

    The price on these lenses are high, but more than any other priduct i have ever purchased (photographic or otherwise) this single lens has felt worth it.

    All in all i just adore it.


    Dorian (Surrey) 28th April 2012

    Overall Rating
    5 Stars Buy it now!

    Recommend to a friend? Yes


    This lens is by far and large the finest lens ive ever used, which is saying much considering ive owned or used (extensively) about a dozen or more L Primes.

    Wide open performance is just staggeringly good; there is no perceptible difference in sharpness with this lens compared to 5.6, its just absolutely blinding.

    Performance with the EF extender 2xIII is equally as jaw dropping, TBH it actually crosses into the %&** me category.

    This lens literally works as well with the 2x as it does natively, it is just amazing.

    Also highly recommend Castle, they were helpful, professional and included a free Panda!!! (well, technically not a free Panda but everything else is true!)


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