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EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

Designed to deliver ultra-high quality images along with lightning fast operation, the new Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom lens brings a favorite zoom range to the celebrated Canon L-series of lenses. It features two Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) elements for improved image quality and reduced chromatic aberration, incorporates a floating focusing mechanism for sharpness from close up to infinity, plus an IS system that increases usability by approximately four stops. The EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM features a function that prevents erroneous operation when the lens is mounted on a tripod or monopod. Trademark white, dust and water resistant construction, and a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, its phenomenal performance and flexibility is assured. For portraiture or to bring what's far away up close, this addition to the L-series is guaranteed to perform.

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 70mm – 300mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ4 - 5.6
    Minimum: ƒ32 - 45
  • Angle of View 8.15° – 34°
  • Lens Construction 19 elements in 14 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 8
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 1.2m (3.937')
  • Filter Size 67mm
  • Image Stabilization Yes
  • Autofocus Type Lens extension via inner focusing and focus cam plus floating mechanism
  • Weight 1.05kg (2.31 lb)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: Lenstip
Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM review - Introduction -
When testing 70-300 mm devices we've mentioned time and again that there is a wide range of those instruments, coming from different producers, available. The users of Canon reflex cameras have an especially impressing array at their disposal. The...
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Reviewed by: Kenrockwell
Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS Review
The Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS is a wonderful lens. It's made mostly of alloy; even its filter threads are metal. Just pulling it out of its box for the first time is a pleasure. It is so well made it is a joy just to sit and turn its zoom ring....
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Reviewed by: The-digital-picture
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens Review
As I looked forward to creating the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens review, I knew that Canon's introduction of this lens was going to make my life more difficult - but in a good way. I spend a lot of time helping people select the proper...
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Reviewed by: Amateurphotographer
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM review
Telephoto lenses are a topic of conversation among photographers perplexed by the range of options and wide disparity of costs. Lenses with equal focal lengths that differ in price by more than £1,000 are not unusual, and although we may baulk at...
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