While I had read that about 1 in 4 of these 300s are soft I figured I would take my chances - well the one I rented was VERY soft, could not get a sharp shot even on tripod in a test situation in broad daylight (yes, I tested with IS on, set on 1, on set to 2, and off to no avail), in the field on the Kenai Penisula it was really useless. Hazy/foggy images as well with no contrast on the colors even with a big bump in PS got nothing really of use, we had Orcas, Humpbacks, Grizzlys, Bald eagles, Brown bears, Caribou and Moose and I have nothing much to show for it, thank god I took my 24-105 L lens. Service and shipping by Borrowlenses.com was excellent and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing equipment for rent, this particular 300 needs to be sent back to Canon for refurb or new one!
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
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This Item Normally Includes: Front cap, rear cap, UV filter, lens hood, and tripod collar.
I have 14 years documentary photography experience. I rented this lens for a Raiders game on the sidelines. This is a perfect fixed telephoto lens for sports. When applied to anything from a 20D up to a 60D which have sensors of 1.5x or more magnification, you essentially get a 450mm telephoto! The lens is very lightweight and compact as compared to a 400mm lens. On a tripod turn off the stabilizer. When using the lens hand held, turn it on. Yields razor sharp photos. I was very delighted with the results.