|FD||The lens is designed for Canon 35 mm film SLR cameras and is not compatible with Canon EOS digital SLR cameras due to shorter flange focal distance of Canon FD mount.|
|L||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF 300mm F/4L IS USM||Mar 1997||⊗|
|Canon EF 300mm F/4L USM||Dec 1991||⊗|
|Canon FDn 300mm F/4L||May 1980||⊗|
|Canon FD 300mm F/4L||Dec 1978||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||8.2° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||7 elements in 7 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||300 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø85 x 208 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||34 mm (rear)|
Design and Features
This is a high-performance telephoto lens utilizing new optical glass with a low refractive index, low dispersion and anomalous dispersion.
The special dispersion of the new optical glass is used to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration, offering excellent images at maximum aperture of the large aperture.
Furthermore, by reducing the telephoto ratio taking advantage of the characteristic of a low refractive index and the adoption of a rear focusing system, the lens is made lightweight and compact despite being super telephoto, in addition to offering high operability.
Landscape photography1)▪Travel photography▪Wild nature photography1) Distant landscapes with perspective compression effect
Alternatives (MF, 264..336 mm)
|Canon FD 300mm F/4 S.S.C.||1978||⊗|
|Canon FD 300mm F/5.6||1971||⊗|
|Canon FD 300mm F/5.6 S.C.||1973||⊗|
|Canon FD 300mm F/5.6 S.S.C.||1977||⊗|
|Canon FDn 300mm F/4||1979||⊗|
|Canon FDn 300mm F/4L||1980||⊗|
|Canon FDn 300mm F/5.6||1979||⊗|