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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM -- The Storming Lens

Canon is a popular Japan based multinational company specializing in the production of optical and imaging products. Some of their product category includes cameras, photocopiers, computer printers and much more. Canon has produced a high image quality Canon EF lens, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM, which is probably the best one of its kind. Canon introduced this Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens to the market in earlier part of 1999. Ever since its introduction this lens has been proving to be an incredible performer worldwide.

The features of this lens help in its quality behavior. This EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM is made up of 17 Elements from 13Groups. It has a Full Frame Coverage and it has a field view of 6.9 degrees horizontally, 4.6 degrees vertically and 8.3 degrees diagonally. It has a focal length prime of 300 mm and aperture range prime of f2.8 - f32. This lens has a maximum magnification of 0.13x and it is also capable of focusing objects at a closer range of about 2.5 meters. It also has an 8-blade aperture and these 8 Diaphragm Blades helps in separating the image subjected to capture from any distracting background and it eliminated the blur quality in the subject. The dimensions of this lens in terms of length X diameter are 251.5 mm X 127 mm. It weighs around 2.726 kilograms. Since this lens is heavier it requires a strong tripod head and strong tripod legs when it is mounted on a camera body.

Speaking about the quality of the image, this lens gives outstanding performance. It produces images with all essential aspects such as color, contrast and clarity. This is achieved by the fluorite element and two UD-glass elements by which this lens is made of. These elements are utilized properly in this lens to Chromatic Aberration. Another key aspect of this lens is its focusing capability. This lens has a fast and accurate focusing like all the Canon lenses. This lens particularly designed to keep up the focus with the fastest subjects. This functionality is provided with the help of an internal focusing Ring Ultrasonic Motor and a full-time manual focus which is enabled.

Altogether this lens is one of the best lenses Canon has produced. All of the Canon's 300/2.8L lenses have been popular and created excellent photographs all around and this EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM is no exception.

dBal
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 14:58:28 +0000

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