Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 L IS USM Lens

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The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM is a versatile telephoto lens that features a 4 stop Image Stabilizer for greater flexibility when shooting handheld. Two UD elements and a floating lens group deliver excellent sharpness and imaging performance, and its 8-blade aperture produces beautiful bokeh. This durable and rugged lens construction will meet the needs of any demanding photographer.

Key Features: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM

  • High performance telephoto zoom lens
  • Part of Canon’s acclaimed L series
  • 4 stop Image Stabilizer
  • 2 UD elements
  • Highly resistant to dust and water
  • 8 blade circular aperture
  • Quiet & fast autofocus
  • Compatible with a tripod collar

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.

L-series quality
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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Product Specification

Aperture Blades 8
Autofocus Motor USM
Colour White
Filter Thread Size (mm) 67
Focal Length – Tele (mm) 300
Focal Length – Wide (mm) 70
Hood Model ET-73B
Included Accessories Front and rear caps, Lens hood
Lens Mount Canon EF
Lens Type Telephoto Zoom
Manual Focus Switching Yes
Maximum Aperture – Tele 5.6
Maximum Aperture – Wide 4
Minimum Aperture 32
Number of Lens Elements 19
Number of Lens Groups 14
Size (mm) 89 x 143 mm
Weight (g) 1050
MF switch Yes
Minimum Focus Distance (m) 1.2
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