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The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM is a versatile telephoto lens setting new standards in zoom and performance. It features a 4 stop Image Stabilizer for greater flexibility when shooting and has two UD elements and floating lens group for excellent sharpness and imaging performance. This durable and rugged lens construction meets the needs of demanding photographers. More
High performance telephoto zoom lens
With a focal length range of 70-300mm, the EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM is a compact and versatile telephoto zoom lens delivering exceptional image quality. Ideal for wildlife and sports photographers, as well as photo journalism and portraiture.
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are highly resistant to dust and moisture.
4-stop Image Stabilizer
A 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer – specially designed for the lens’ specific focal length range – works to counteract image blur, which can occur during handheld shooting, or at slow shutter speeds. Automatic panning detection ensures effective performance when tracking moving subjects and, as the IS system is based in the lens, results are visible through the viewfinder during framing.
Two UD elements
Chromatic aberration is virtually eliminated by the inclusion of two UD lenses, ensuring optimum image quality and sharpness.
Creative background blur
An 8 blade circular aperture on the EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM creates beautiful background blur, making your subject stand out with dramatic effect.
Fast, quiet auto focus
A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms contribute further to AF speed. Good holding torque stops the focusing lens group without overshoot. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF mode.
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Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 L IS USM Lens:
Have hired this from Lenses-For-Hire. Great telephoto - now have my own copy. Used for air-shows, birding, other wildlife and astro photography. Very compact lens so im able to carry other optics without feeling overburdened. I recommend getting a tripod clamp since attachment on the DSLR is off balance. A bean-bag is another option in hides.
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Great image quality
By Colin White
Makes a good 'travel around lens' being not too bulky. The zoom lock feature is a bonus. ideal for sports and outdoor landscape photography. Not the cheapest 70-300mm telephoto lens, but you get what you pay for.
By EARN THE WORM
Top quality lense from Canon,Not the lightest of lenses,But if your after quality images,This is the one!!
canon ef 70-300mm f4-5.6 L IS usm lens
cant find words to describe this lens.only one.Fantastic.I use for wildlife and landscape.Highly recomended
About Me Casual user
perfect on a crop frame body, should really come with the tripod ring
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By Neil Porter
Having weighed up the pros n cons on both 70-300 L and the 70-200 f4L IS I decided that for me as a landscape photographer the extra reach was far more important than F4 throughly the range. I have not regretted my decision as the image quality is second to none.
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By Baggies #1
Used with a Canon 7D for use at horse shows, the only thing I've found so far is it's weight when hand held for filming, needs supporting or I need some weight training otherwise excellent.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
highly recommend this product
from Bury St Edmunds
very sharp, quick to focus, good depth of field, reasonable in low light conditions, I'm extremely impressed with this lens. I found this lens to make a huge difference to the quality of my images.
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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Brilliant Lens for the price.
Very nice build quality also bought a Kenko 67mm Pro1 Digital UV Filter to protect front lens.Lens hood a little stiff but I guess will get better with use. Remember to attach and remove by the mounting end as the outer end flexes and could be damaged.Used hand held at a falconry display for about 1 hour without any discomfort from the weight.Did consider the 100-400 but after reading reviews decided on the 70-300 which I think is more usable for my needs. Also a new 100-400 without the push-pull zoom has now been released at a much higher cost.
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f/5.6 1/250sec ISO 160 at 300mm focal length
f/5.6 1/1500sec ISO 320 at 200mm focal length
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
This lens is so sharp right across the zoom/aperture range.Plus is is built like a tank!Only downside is the weight.
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Included Accessories: Front and rear caps, Lens hood
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