Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens Sample Pictures

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens Sample Pictures
Note: The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens has been replaced by the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens.
Monster Buck Monster Buck
A huge Whitetail Buck walks through a field.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2000s  ISO 100
Kid Soccer Picture Kid Soccer Picture
Going for the goal, this kid soccer player runs with the ball.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 100
Red Zinnia Red Zinnia
Red Zinnia flowers are not only beautiful, but tasty to butterflies and hummingbirds as well.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/640s  ISO 100
Large Whitetail Buck Picture Large Whitetail Buck Picture
A huge Whitetail Buck stands at alert.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/200s  ISO 100
Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly Picture Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly Picture
This Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly had the patience and tolerance I needed to capture the shot. Extension tubes (12mm + 25mm) and a 1.4x extender were used to get the desired magnification and defocused background.
 
420mm  f/7.1  1/160s  ISO 160
Whitetail Buck in Rut Picture Whitetail Buck in Rut Picture
A huge Whitetail Buck approaches a doe during the fall rut.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/400s  ISO 100
Bedded Bull Elk Picture Bedded Bull Elk Picture
A Royal 6x6 Bull Elk does what elk do during the late morning hours - He beds down.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/160s  ISO 400
Musical Picture Musical Picture
Strongly-colored lights made white balance tough during this event. But, this lens did an awesome job of capturing sharp photos during this indoor action.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/800s  ISO 1600
Battle for the Ball Soccer Picture Battle for the Ball Soccer Picture
Two young girls battle for the ball in AYSO soccer action.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 400
Palomino Quarter Horse Colt 2 Palomino Quarter Horse Colt 2
A 1 week old palomino Quarter Horse colt gets to know his pasture. A setting sun provides beautiful warm light.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/640s  ISO 100
Girl in Tank Top Picture Girl in Tank Top Picture
A setting sun yields nice lighting for a pretty young lady.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1250s  ISO 100
Little Girl Running 3 Little Girl Running 3
A little girl runs across a grass field on a cold fall afternoon.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/800s  ISO 640
Approaching Whitetail Buck Picture Approaching Whitetail Buck Picture
A huge Whitetail Buck approaches.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2000s  ISO 100
Soccer Action 2 Soccer Action 2
A girl moves the soccer ball down field but is soon to be met by a defender.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/3200s  ISO 100
Running With Horse Picture Running With Horse Picture
A young girl runs with her Quarter Horse. Once again, AI Servo mode with a 10 fps burst gives me lots of great shots to select from.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2000s  ISO 160
Running Girl Picture Running Girl Picture
Ask them to run toward you and the smiles come naturally. This running girl was shot in AI Servo AF mode and 10 fps drive mode. The top-most AF focus point was used to track the girl's face. Lighting is from a just-set sun-lit sky.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 1600
Peering Out Picture Peering Out Picture
A little girl peers out from under her bathing suit cover-up hood.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/640s  ISO 100
Royal Bull Elk Picture Royal Bull Elk Picture
A Royal Bull Elk tests the wind while bedded down in the late morning sun.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/50s  ISO 100
Flying Horse Picture Flying Horse Picture
The girl and the horse are completely airborne at this moment. AI Servo AF mode with the top-most AF point active and 10 fps drive mode were used to capture the series of shots that included this one.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2000s  ISO 160
Young Soccer Player Young Soccer Player
A young girl moves the soccer ball down the field.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2000s  ISO 100
Flying Monarch Butterfly Picture Flying Monarch Butterfly Picture
A Monarch Butterfly decides to live up to the last part of its name and "fly" away leaving a trail of colorful orange blur. Extension tubes (12mm + 25mm) and a 1.4x extender were used to get the desired magnification and defocused background.
 
420mm  f/8  1/80s  ISO 160
Shot on Goal Picture Shot on Goal Picture
A little girl takes the shot in this soccer action picture.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1250s  ISO 125
Soccer Kick Soccer Kick
A flying young lady is about to put her all into a soccer kick on goal. Fast action directly approaching the camera is one of the hardest subjects for AI Servo AF to keep up with. The 7D does a nice job with this. This is a select shot out of a long burst of shots.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1250s  ISO 100
Large Rack Whitetail Buck Picture Large Rack Whitetail Buck Picture
A large Whitetail Buck in a unique pose - including a small portion of his tongue sticking out.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1250s  ISO 200
Soccer Player Meets Defender Soccer Player Meets Defender
A girl navigates the soccer ball past her opponent.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1600s  ISO 200
Snuggling with the Colt Picture Snuggling with the Colt Picture
A 1 week old palomino Quarter Horse colt sleeps on the lap of a very happy young lady. How cute is that?!
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/500s  ISO 125
Pretty Girl 2 Pretty Girl 2
A pretty girl naturally lit by a setting sun.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/500s  ISO 100
Monarch Butterfly Picture Monarch Butterfly Picture
A beautiful Monarch Butterfly enjoys dinner on a Zinnia flower. Extension tubes (12mm + 25mm) and a 1.4x extender were used to get the desired magnification and defocused background.
 
420mm  f/8  1/160s  ISO 125
Direct Sun Portrait Direct Sun Portrait
A bright girl in the bright sun.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/3200s  ISO 100
Girl in Motion Picture Girl in Motion Picture
A young girl stopped in fast motion.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2500s  ISO 400
Mare and Colt Picture Mare and Colt Picture
A Quarter Horse mare swishes her tail to chase flys away while her newborn colt learns to graze nearby.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 125
At The Defender Soccer Picture At The Defender Soccer Picture
Difficulty ahead for the girl playing forward in this picture.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 800
Whitetail Deer Whitetail Deer
A Whitetail Deer approaches through a field.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/160s  ISO 800
Stage Performance Stage Performance
A girl, wearing number 9, performs on stage. The 300mm f/2.8 L IS is a great lens for this photographic purpose.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/640s  ISO 800
Galloping Horse Picture Galloping Horse Picture
A young girl gallops her Quarter Horse past the camera. AI Servo was used to track the fast-moving subject during the 10fps burst this shot was taken from. Top-most AF point was used with very good results under warm, late day conditions.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2000s  ISO 200
Girl Running with a Big Smile Picture Girl Running with a Big Smile Picture
Want to make a little kid smile? Ask them to run toward the camera as fast as they can. Shoot a few 10fps burst in AI Servo mode (in good light of course) and you get more good pictures than you know what to do with. This shot was taken late in the day as the sun was setting. Oh, hearing the 10 fps burst is going to make you smile also!
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/800s  ISO 1250
Colt and Mother Picture Colt and Mother Picture
A 1 week old palomino Quarter Horse colt stands in front of - and in stark contrast to - his very black mother.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 125
A Dog and Her Girl A Dog and Her Girl
A dog poses with her girl. Position your subject on the crest of a hill, use a long focal length lens set to a wide aperture and watch the background melt away. I didn't catch that she pulled her hat down (it was a very cold day), but I still like the shot.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1250s  ISO 100
The Soccer Follow-through The Soccer Follow-through
A young soccer player directs the ball to the goal with her eyes after the kick. I love late-day sunlight for sports photography (and many other types of photography as well).
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1250s  ISO 125
Horseback Riding Action Close-up Picture Horseback Riding Action Close-up Picture
See her usually straight hair blowing around the back of her helmet? Her Quarter Horse is at a gallop. AI Servo AF using the top AF point along with 10 fps drive mode and a great lens collected a great number of great shots - even at close distances.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2000s  ISO 200
Goal !!! Goal !!!
Unfortunately, this was just practice. Lighting is from a very low, setting sun.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1250s  ISO 250
A Little Girl and Her Knees Picture A Little Girl and Her Knees Picture
Soft natural lighting provided by the Sun. Yes, she did her own hair - with some help from the wind.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 100
Outdoor Winter Portrait Outdoor Winter Portrait
An outdoor Winter portrait of a pretty girl. Lighting is from a cloud-diffused setting sun. This shutter speed was overkill, but I grabbed this shot while shooting fast action.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1600s  ISO 800
Horse Jumping in the Mud Picture Horse Jumping in the Mud Picture
A little girl races her Quarter Horse over a jump in extremely muddy conditions. Contast brightness backlighting and a black horse make manual metering mode an easy choice for this shot. The horse was tracked in AI Servo AF mode.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1600s  ISO 400
Morning Soccer Picture Morning Soccer Picture
A low, warm morning sun lights this young soccer player. Frame your sports shots tightly - having the player's face and the ball (if there is one in your sport) in the frame is usually desired.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2500s  ISO 200
All Paws Up Picture All Paws Up Picture
A girl and her dog share the mid-air portion of their strides in this shot. Want a fun picture of kids? Set your camera to AI Servo AF Mode, select the center focus point only, select a wide aperture and fast shutter speed (increase the ISO setting if necessary) and ... have the kids run toward the camera while you fire away.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1250s  ISO 200
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