Review: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM|
Andrew Alexander, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, May 19, 2008 - 17:35 EDT)
There comes a time in every photographer's life when they must consider whether or not to buy the lens of their dreams, or do something sensible with the money like making a sizeable dent in the mortgage. The lens we review today, the Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM, with its sticker price of over $4,000, represents one of these soul-searching decisions.
Released in 1999, the Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM is one of Canon's group of fast image-stabilized long primes. This group includes the 200mm f/2, 300mm f/2.8, 400mm f/2.8, 500mm f/4 and 600mm f/4 IS lenses. As an L-class lens, the Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM is constructed with a fit and finish which makes one appreciate its $4,000+ price tag.
For more, read our review of the Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM.