Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Who It’s For:

The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM is Canon’s professional 300mm prime lens for sports and headshot photographers. If you absolutely need f/2.8 at 300mm, this is the lens for you, but if you shoot mostly in daylight, you might want to gravitate towards the f/4 model. This lens has been replaced by an updated version the Mk. II.

What We Like:

Autofocus: The autofocus on this lens is very fast and super accurate

IS: Canon says you get 2 stops extra, which, while not as good as the Nikon model, is still pretty good.

Bokeh: This lens produces some gorgeous bokeh.  If you absolutely need the background to be completely soft, this is a great lens.

Distortion: There is a  minimal amount of distortion on this lens, which is excellent.

Sharp: This lens is fantastically sharp. This is one of the sharpest lenses that Canon makes.

What We Don’t:

Size: This is a massive lens, and is definitely not for hand holding. Invest in a good monopod.

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