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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM : Specifications and Opinions


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

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2005 to 2016 (discontinued). The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (micro-USM), it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 426 €;
71 users have given it an average vote of 8.0 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   70-300 mm
 Angle of view   34.4 - 8.3°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/4-5.6
 Aperture blades   8
 Lenses/Groups   15 elements in 10 groups
 Min. focus distance   1.50 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.26x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, external
 Stabilization   Yes (built in lens)
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (micro-USM)
 Internal AF   No
 Full Time MF   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   58 mm
 Lens hood   Yes (not supplied)
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   630 g
 Dimensions   77 x 143 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on February 21, 2013

Pros: Low price, IS

Cons: Soft over 200mm, slow AF, rotating front element, lens hood not included

Opinion: This was my first "non-kit" lens, it's a great lens to extend your focal lenght, it's useful for portraits, events and big wildlife. The IS was very useful. But after some months using it I noticed it falls and tried to deal with it: I rarely exceeded 200mm, when photographing birds I had to use f/8 or narrower to get a sharp image (slow speed or high ISO needed to compensate). I sold it and bought the 70-200mm f/4 L non-IS (this is the only thing that I miss from the 70-300mm), I recommend to save a little bit more and go for the 70-200mm.

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avatarsenior
sent on February 27, 2018

Pros: Lightness, versatility, portability, color rendering, quietness and (hearing, hearing) sharpness throughout the focal range., Price.

Cons: Outrageous hood that, if you do not remove the automatic maf, you risk ruining something to put it or take it off. The front lens rotates and the maf ring is the same.

Opinion: Found practically new on ebay, I took it for a few mm. Plus in situations of sporting events. I already have the 70_200 is f4 L, but, in fact, at some moments I remain short. I tried in the park in front of the house in different diaphragms and I can not really complain since: it is clear enough, has an excellent color rendering, is quiet, has a very good stabilizer ... Of course you have to be careful do not rest your fingers on the ring of the maf because it rotates, but who cares. For 200 euros I found a sample that does not have the flaws mentioned by other users. I will use it mainly for soccer matches paired with the 70_200 f4 is L, on a second body. Apparently, I was lucky.

avatarjunior
sent on March 08, 2017

Pros: Quality 'media construction, dual IS mode'

Cons: Sharpness at longer focal lengths, difficulty 'engagement of maf

Opinion: I can not speak very well of this lens. If one decides to take a 300 would expect better performance on more 'focal lengths and so' not 'was, at least on my copy. Ugly and noisy in the maf with that rotation. I do not say a banality 'when I say that the 55-250 IS II total (construction part) returns the best files of this glass I sold almost immediately. Grade 6

avatarjunior
sent on December 11, 2016

Pros: good compromise between quality and price; excellent image stabilizer three stop, sharpness

Cons: front swing, hood not seriern

Opinion: Goal who honestly does his job, bought used from a friend at a really low price he was selling it for sharpness problems after 200 m. I took room service Milan to make the calibration of lenses and with 60 euro the lens is perfect now with 300m to 5.6 is a blade and I am really satisfied. I must say that is a bit 'noisy during the focus but it is not a problem for me.rn

avatarjunior
sent on August 11, 2016

Pros: price, image quality, sharpness up to 300mm

Cons: for the price no one, I would say the focus ring that moves and which therefore must not touch

Opinion: I think it's time to stop to appreciate a lens just because a thousand Euros. I read that is not sharp or loses to 300mm ?? https://youpic.com/image/8609244/ crap ... even in this picture in a condition quite outside what should be his work (a tele is certainly not a lens to make close up of a flower ) with the minimum aperture (so a PDC anything) at full extension (300mm), the result is excellent. I would like to see what makes the most emblazoned L apart from costing 3 times ... rnmeditate people meditate ...




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