01 March 2019

Sample images with the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens


The popular 70-300mm focal length lenses are for many photographers a very versatile range for relatively close wildlife and other nature / general opportunities.

Although I use my 400mm lens extensively for birds in flight I often use this focal range for flowers, insects and on occasion, birds in flight.

The non-L version of this lens (the newer EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens) of which I have briefly tested is also a very sharp, and cost-effective lens with fast Autofocus for moving subjects.

Years ago I had the older EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens - at the time it was OK, but image quality and Autofocus speed not as good as the newer version II lens.

I use the 70-300mm focal length mostly on my trusted EOS 70D / EOS 6D with and without the Canon Extension Tube EF25 II - to enable a closer minimum focus distance for close-up subjects.

Herewith a few images and website links to some professional / consumer reviews of said lens (note all these are with the L version)

Lens review links>>

Close-Up Flower: Canon EOS 6D / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens (Canon Extension Tube EF25 II)
Close-Up Flower: Canon EOS 6D / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens (Canon Extension Tube EF25 II)

Close-Up Flower: Canon EOS 6D / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens (Canon Extension Tube EF25 II)
Close-Up Flower: Canon EOS 6D / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens (Canon Extension Tube EF25 II)

Close-Up Flower: Canon EOS 6D / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens (Canon Extension Tube EF25 II)
Close-Up Flower: Canon EOS 6D / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens (Canon Extension Tube EF25 II)

Sandwich Tern in Flight: Canon EOS 70D / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens
Sandwich Tern in Flight: Canon EOS 70D / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens