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

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$1,349
70-300 mm
autofocus 4.3x zoom lens
f/4-5.6
variable aperture
  • Canon L Series Professional
  • Canon IS Image stabilized
  • Canon USM Built-in focus motor

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

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

Diameter Small diameter Help
89 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$1,349.00
Weight Very light Help
1 kg
Length Quite short Help
142 mm
Min focal length Excellent wide angle lens Help
70 mm

Cons

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

Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
300 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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70 mm
Max focal length
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300 mm
above average above average
Zoom range
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4.3x
above average above average
Magnification
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1:4.8 (0.2)

Aperture

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

Features

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

Form factor

Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame)
Length
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142 mm
Diameter
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89 mm
Filter size
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67 mm
Weight
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1 kg

Angle of view

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

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

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

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Avatar for Earl “the Duke” Lord Earl “the Duke” Lord (7:35 PM, September 07, 2015)
Link is wrong for amazon. The item linked here is for the lens case only (worth $50). The actual lens is worth +$1,300.