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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens

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Quick Overview

  • Powerful magnification, yet affordable

  • Three-stop Image Stabilizer

  • UD lens element and Super Spectra coatings

  • Circular aperture provides pleasing background blur

  • Fast, quiet autofocus


Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens


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Superb performance when shooting from a distance

Ideal for outdoor sports and wildlife photography. EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is compatible with both full-frame and APS-C sensor EOS DSLR cameras.

Bring distant subjects closer

A maximum 300mm telephoto focal length helps you to get close to your subject and fill your frame. Making it a great addition to your standard kit lens to help expand your photography.

High performance focusing

Nano USM allows you to focus on your subject quickly, smoothly and quietly. This makes this lens ideal for capturing still shots of fast moving subjects, as well as uninterrupted soundtracks and natural looking pull-focus transitions while moviemaking.

Superb image quality

A 9-bladed circular aperture helps to separate your subject from its surroundings and create beautiful background blur. Integrated, specialised UD lens elements, also help to reduce chromatic aberration, and retain high resolution, high quality images throughout the zoom range.

Stay informed, with a built in lens display

An innovative Lens Information Display has been positioned at the top of the lens to show key information at a glance, even in poor lighting conditions. This is incredibly useful if you’re shooting a movie using live view to ensure your shot is steady, and also allows you to check the focus distance and depth of field at the various apertures.

Lightweight, compact design

Weighing 710g and measuring 14.55cm when retracted, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is an ideal lens for shooting on locations and when travelling.

Should I upgrade?

EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM replaces the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM with improved optical performance and design.

Developed optical design

Sophisticated optics, including an ultra low dispersion (UD) lens element, ensure great image quality with high contrast and resolution throughout the zoom range, even in tough shooting conditions.

Improved Image Stabilizer

The Image Stabilizer in EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM reduces camera shake by up to 4-stops, allowing you to use a shutter speed 4 stops slower than you would otherwise have to use in order to achieve a sharp shot.

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 29 ° - 6 ° 50', 19° 30' - 4° 35', 34° - 8° 15'
Lens construction (elements/groups) 17 elements in 10 groups
No. of diaphragm blades 9
Minimum aperture f/32 - f/45
Closest focusing distance (m) 1.2
Maximum magnification (x) 0.25x (at 300 mm)
Distance information Yes
Image stabilizer 4-stops
AF actuator Nano USM
Filter diameter (mm) 67 mm
Max. diameter x length (mm) 76.5 x 142.8 mm
Weight (g) 710 g
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