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EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

A superior performance, ultra-compact telephoto zoom lens with Canon's Image Stabilization. These Diffractive Optics elements are combined to reduce size and boost image quality. AF is super-fast and silent with a ring-type USM, and it focuses down to 4.6 feet – without rotating the front element. A new zoom lock button keeps the lens safe and secure when not in use or used at the wide angle.

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 70mm – 300mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ4.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: ƒ32 - 40
  • Angle of View 8.15° – 34°
  • Lens Construction 18 elements in 12 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 6
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 1.4m (4.593')
  • Filter Size 58mm
  • Image Stabilization Yes
  • Autofocus Type Rear focusing system with focusing cam
  • Weight 720g (1.59 lb)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: The-digital-picture
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Review
The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens is an ultra-compact and very well built telephoto zoom lens with excellent image stabilization and fast, quiet AF. I was immediately impressed by the solid build quality of the Canon EF 70-300mm...
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Canon EF 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens test
As a long-term user of a Canon 75-300 IS USM lens I hoped that Canon would bring out an L-series version of this lens with better optical quality, especially at the 300mm end. When Canon introduced the 100-400 IS lens I bought one to get higher...
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Reviewed by: Photozone
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM DO IS - Review / Lab Test Report
The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM DO IS is a very special lens - not so much regarding its naked specifications but because of its DO design. DO refers to a multi-layer Diffractive Optical element that bends light steeper than conventional...
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Reviewed by: Kenrockwell
Canon 70-300mm DO IS Review
The Canon 70-300mm DO IS is the world's first consumer zoom to use Fresnel lenses. Canon uses a green band around the front to denote a DO lens. Canon call this technology "Diffractive Optics" (DO) to avoid riling up unnecessary fear in laypeople...
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