differences

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

Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Cheaper $49.79 vs $998.89
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The best price we've seen is $949 cheaper (20.1x less)
More zoom 4.3x vs 2.9x
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Around 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Shorter 142 mm vs 173 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Smaller diameter 76 mm vs 89 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 0.8 kg vs 1 kg
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Around 30% lighter
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Canon IS
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM300 mm
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/4

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/4L IS USM Competitors

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

$140

Length Shorter
Lowest price Cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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

Wildlife lens

$332 - $399

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$880 - $999

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
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

$1,749 - $1,899

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$540 - $747

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Telephoto lens

$1,397

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Lowest price More expensive

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