differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

Cheaper $49.79 vs $1,461.43
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The best price we've seen is $1,412 cheaper (29.4x less)
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 4.3x vs 2.9x
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Around 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Lighter 1 kg vs 1.5 kg
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Around 30% lighter
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Better image stabilization Canon IS II vs Canon IS
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Less risk of blur
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USMCanon IS
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USMCanon IS II
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM300 mm
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Competitors

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Wildlife lens

$90 - $199

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Telephoto lens

$520 - $526

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Sports lens

$1,149 - $1,399

Weight Lighter
Magnification More magnification
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Competitors

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Wildlife lens

$1,659 - $1,799

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Telephoto lens

$959 - $1,099

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

Wildlife lens

$1,349

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Min focal length Much worse wide angle

discussion Which do you think is better?

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