17 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Camera Equipment) Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

I’m not a pro photographer. It’s a hobby. A few years ago when my kids started soccer I needed a great telephoto lens. I went into my local camera shop and told them I needed a great lens to take photos outdoors of my kids on the soccer field. The rep didn’t blink twice and handed me this lens. This probably the most used lens in my arsenal for taking outdoor photos. I take mostly photos of my kids and I prefer to catch them off-guard, so I sit to the side and just take shots of them when they aren’t really aware. I like that. I get some really meaningful photographs, like the one to the left here, which is one of my favorite photographs. It always makes me smile.

I’m sure the pros will say there are better lenses on the market, but really. For me, a mom wanting outdoor photos of her kids playing soccer. This is the best lens. It’s also very comfortable and easy to use. It feels good and responds well. I let a friend of mine borrow this several months back and she also took some amazing more artsy photographs with it and she more pro than I’ll ever be.

Overall, this is a great lens, you can read the specs for product details, I won’t go into all that, but know that if you need it for outdoor field-range shots, this is the perfect lens. Soccer moms unite! đŸ˜‰ The only thing that this really needs and I keep forgetting to buy is a hood. Sometimes my photos are too exposed if it’s really sunny.

Product Features

* 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4-5.6 maximum aperture for Canon EOS SLR cameras
* 3-stop Image Stabilizer for reducing camera shake; ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM)
* Electro-magnetic diaphragm (EMD) helps create attractive background at large apertures
* Super Spectra lens coating and lens element shaping suppresses flare and ghosting


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