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

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Get closer and capture the detail of distant subjects. Ideal for outdoor sports and wildlife photography whatever EOS camera you shoot with.

Last updated on 9th June 2024 3:51 am
Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens Review
Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens Review



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Specification: Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens Review

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24.4 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm

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Item Dimensions L x W x H

8 x 8 x 14.6 cm

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Has Image Stabilization
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EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS II USM, Instructions

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Auto and Manual Focus

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1 Lithium ion batteries required.

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4.5 out of 5 stars209 customer ratings

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2 reviews for Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens Review

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  1. Dazz

    Fast and accurate autofocus with a superior optical quality. Okay so I am comparing this to the old Non-USM 70-300mm lens, mine of which has been held together with duct tape for the past 5 years (at least). The main winner for this lens is the autofocus. New micro USM motors are quiet and quick- important when shooting sports or wildlife. More than that though they are accurate. Almost all of my shots were sharp as tacks using this lens and I cant help but feel those that weren’t were probably my fault. Optically the contrast and sharpness is good with very little distortion noticeable in real world shooting. Shooting towards the sun, there is a bit of lens flare which drops the contrast but find me a tele lens for under £500 that doesn’t. IS is useful at the longest length. keeping the shots sharp and the ISO slightly lower than it may have been otherwise.Initially I had trouble deciding between this and the much more expensive 70-300 L series lens. Both are sharp, both are fast but it’s the weather sealing and IS modes. Shooting at a race track, I had no panning mode on the IS. Not the biggest issue but it might have been useful. It was also quite dusty and with the expanding element on the front doing well to drag dust back into the lens, I am a little concerned how long my clear optics might last. A good buy though as I think you’ll struggle to get anything better for the money at this point.

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  2. keith

    Great image quality and build quality.I was able to take pictures of the moon without using a tripod because the built in image stability is very good . It is also surprisingly quick at focusing. A good addition to my kit

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