Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Samples

First published on: Monday, 6 April 2009

Last update (Apr 06, 2009): Fun Canon 40D photo of ducks splashing around in the water.

This page is a collection of photo samples taken with the Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Telephoto Lens, plus related image galleries, user pictures and other examples that I’ve come across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites.

This should help in determining if the image quality of the 300/4L meets your expectations.

Bear in mind that the majority of these photos are re-sized, and may have gone through post-processing, retouching or other edits. I just thought that it would be interesting to see, at a glance, what Canon 300mm f4L owners and users are shooting with their lens.

Full-sized images, where available, will assist with judging the image quality.

Attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.

Fun Canon 40D photo of ducks splashing around in the water

Jeff Lynch took this image with the 300/4L mounted on the 40D.

A monopod was used to stabilize the setup.

Reach was enhanced using a 1.4X TC, possibly the Canon EF 1.4X II Extender.

Canon 300/4L IS USM samples on PBase.com

A random gallery of images is presented each time you refresh your browser.

Some interesting pictures can be found there, for instance:


  1. Shane Byrne — Stobart Vent-Axia Honda CBR1000RR race bike in action, shot with a Canon 1D Mark II N.

  2. American football in progress, shot with a Canon 40D.

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