|EF||Autofocus lens designed both for Canon full frame and APS-C SLR cameras.|
|IS||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|USM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS II USM||Sep 2016||⊗|
|Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM||Oct 2005||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||34.3°-8.2° (35mm full frame)
27.3°-6.5° (Canon APS-H)
22°-5.2° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||15 elements in 10 groups, including 1 UD|
|Closest focusing distance:||150 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||8|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Canon EF)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Stabilizer features:||Mode 1
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 3 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø77 x 143 mm|
|Materials:||Plastic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||58 mm|
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features a zoom lock lever to keep the zoom ring fixed at the shortest focal length of 70 mm. This function is convenient for carrying a camera with the lens on a strap because it prevents the lens from extending.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode without Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 58 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 3 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/37 second at focal length of 300 mm(*).
* without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
At the choice of the photographer the image stabilizer can operate in one of the following modes:
|Mode 1||Corrects vertical and horizontal camera shake. Mainly effective for shooting still subjects.|
|Mode 2||Corrects vertical camera shake during following shots in a horizontal direction. Corrects horizontal camera shake during following shots in a vertical direction.|
The filter thread ROTATES during focusing which does not allow convenient use such types of filters which require a specific orientation (f.e. polarizing and gradient).
|Camera||Canon EOS 5D mark II|
|Sensor size||36×24 mm|
|Distortion at 70 mm||-1.23 %|
|Distortion at 300 mm||+2.58 %|
|Vignetting at 70 mm F/4.0||-1 EV|
|Vignetting at 300 mm F/5.6||-0.99 EV|
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|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|