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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2014, 09:38:52 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2014, 09:07:34 AM »
Blue pin cushion. Up close with the 300mm, the beaut short DOF adds a nice dreaminess to the image.

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2014, 11:20:32 AM »
I had a nightmare with this lens.  In theory the 300mm f/4.0L and 1.4x converter combination should have been better than a 400mm f/5.6L.

300/4.0 + 420/5.6 + IS vs 400/5.6 No IS

In practice it didn't work like that at all.  I managed to get a few decent shots out of the 300 f/4.0L, but the vast majority were completely unusable.  I took it to Canon's service facility in Singapore for checking and calibration, but it was still no better.

The first generation IS is clunky and not very effective.  My other IS lenses feel as if a giant pair of hands has grabbed the lens and is holding it still.  The 300 f/4L IS helps a little, but not very much.

I sold it and bought the 400 f/5.6L.  This lens has been stellar with far superior image quality and consistency.  I don't miss IS all that much, but an update with the latest IS would be very welcome.

I can't really understand all the written praise in this thread.  Most of the sample images have been downsized so much that there is no detail visible, or horribly over-sharpened in PP.  The squirrel shot wasn't bad.

Perhaps I had a particularly bad copy, but after my experience I could never recommend this lens.  YMMV.  This is just about my own personal experience.

http://phil.uk.net/photography/canon_300F4LIS.html

Unfortunate experience, but glad the 400 is working for you.  My 300mm f4 IS has been great.  I also like it with the 1.4X converter.  My first was a canon VI but I traded up to a VIII and saw an improvement. 
Here is a FLIKR Group I made for this combo: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2164037@N20/   

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #48 on: October 25, 2014, 12:14:00 PM »
Taken With Canon 6D and Canon 300mm F4 L IS
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2015, 08:03:33 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2015, 02:21:00 PM »

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Very nice pictures. I especially like the barn owl.  :)

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2015, 07:34:21 PM »
dpc, thank!!!

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2015, 07:34:21 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2015, 03:27:12 PM »
This is my very first L lens and it's absolutely wonderful.  I did find it to front focus just enough that I have to be very careful.. such as moving subjects away from the camera.  That'll have to wait until I get a camera with AFMA. 

By the way, anyone know how much it would cost to replace the front element?  Bought mine used for a decent price.  It has hair width scratches.  Can't tell in images so no problem. 
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2015, 03:27:12 PM »