Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II


The Mother of All Canon Lenses (TMOACL). The color, contrast and sheer image quality make this the best Canon lens in my opinion.


I rented this lens for a week long trip to eastern Oregon. It doesn’t have the reach of the 500mm or the 600mm, yet it is lighter with an an f/2.8 aperture.

Mr. McFurry

It takes the Canon 1.4x and 2x extenders with little image degradation. It’s very easy to handhold, and focus on my 5D Mark III was fast and accurate.

American avocet

I miss this lens already. It does have a few shortcomings though. It’s large and expensive.


I don’t have a have a practical reason to own this lens since I don’t shoot enough wildlife, sports or other fast action pursuits. I will rent it again though when the need arises.

western meadowlark