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

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
$308 - $799
70-300 mm
autofocus 4.3x zoom lens
f/4-5.6
variable aperture
  • Canon IS Image stabilized
  • Canon USM Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"Great zoom, excellent clarity!! It goes perfect on my canon T2i."

bhphotovideo.com

"This is the lens i have wanted for a few years, I had purchased the NON IS lens 5 years ago and had somne decent results with it, but using the IS Lens is a shear joy."

bhphotovideo.com

"When fully zoomed everything seems like out of focus; expandible part of the lens is not properly fixated and it is vibrating/fluttering making this lense completely useles in some situations (shoting from viechles in high vibration/wind)."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Canon 5DS.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
28.8 - 6.9°
horizontal angle of view
70-300mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.6x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.6x crop factor) cameras such as the Canon Rebel T6, Canon EOS 80D and Canon T6i.

Canon EOS Rebel T6
18.1 - 4.3°
horizontal angle of view
113-484.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
300 mm
Zoom range Above average zoom range Help
4.3x
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Canon IS
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Small diameter Help
76 mm
Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
$308.00
Weight Very light Help
0.6 kg
Length Quite short Help
142 mm
Min focal length Excellent wide angle lens Help
70 mm

Cons

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/4
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
300 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
Help
70 mm
Max focal length
Help
300 mm
above average above average
Zoom range
Help
4.3x
above average above average
Magnification
Help
1:3.8 (0.3)

Aperture

Wide maximum
Help
f/4
below average below average
Wide minimum
Help
f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
Help
f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/45
unique unique

Features

Auto focus
Help
Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
Help
Canon USM
Image stabilization
Help
Canon IS
unique unique
Fisheye
Help
No
Tilt-shift
Help
No

Form factor

Lens mount
Help
Canon EF (Full-frame)
Length
Help
142 mm
Diameter
Help
76 mm
Filter size
Help
58 mm
Weight
Help
0.6 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
Help
28.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
Help
6.9°
above average above average
Wide vertical
Help
19.5°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
Help
4.6°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
Help
34.3°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
Help
8.2°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Canon EF-S APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
Help
19.1°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
Help
4.5°
above average above average
Wide vertical
Help
12.9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
Help
3°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
Help
22.9°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
Help
5.4°
above average above average

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Showing 4 comments

cherry (9:00 AM, November 07, 2015)
i have canon eos rebel xs which lens is best in i have low budget please any suggest me
 
Avatar for Lisa Martinez Lisa Martinez (0:08 AM, September 30, 2014)
The amazon link takes me to the wrong item. :-/
 
Ciarán (3:43 PM, February 18, 2014)
Using this lens with a 5D MkII, have yet to see any problems. Crystal clear images all the time! 10 out of 10
 
Norshah_faizal (1:40 PM, July 16, 2012)
i like so much a canon products !