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

Product information

Ideal for the nature or sports photographer looking for affordable quality zoom. The Canon EF 70-300mm telephoto lens is ready to give your professional results. It combines manageable, lightweight design with versatile range and image stabilisation for exceptionally detailed results, even at extreme zooms.

Key benefits:

  • The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM features Image Stabilisation (IS), making it ideal for handheld and telephoto work. Shutter speeds up to three stops slower no increase in image blur.

  • When panning horizontally, the IS system can be set to correct only for unwanted vertical shake, and the system switches off when the camera is mounted on a tripod.

  • Just under 149mm long, and weighing in at just 630g, this lens is right at home on assignments where travelling light while maintaining image quality is key.

  • UD (ultra-low dispersion glass) glass lens control colour distortion. The result is crisp, high-contrast images, free of colour fringing and other unwanted effects.

  • An ultrasonic motor (USM) powers rapid - near silent - autofocus. Full manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

  • Super Spectra coating keeps colour balance vibrant and accurate, while reducing unwanted flare and ghosting for sharper images than ever.

  • The circular aperture gives out of focus regions a softer feel making foreground objects stand out against a smoother, blurred background.

  • For use with Canon DSLR cameras.

Auto Focus Motor
Yes- USM
Diaphragm Blades
Dia. 76.5 x L142.8mm
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Equivalent Focal Length Information Focal length when viewed through cameras with a cropped sensor
112-480 mm (APS-C 1.6x crop factor)
Filter Thread (mm)
Focal Length
Image Stabilisation
Lens Elements
Lens Groups
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focus Distance
1.5m (4.92')
Model name / number
Sensor Format
Full frame, Canon APS-C
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Lens 5 5 2 2
Great for sport and wildlife Bought this lens to give me a long reach to get close up pictures of wildlife and sporting events works really well give a crisp clear photo and is light enough to carry around all day. Also found very good when taking pictures of flowers clear and precise. Very good value and responds quick when needed. For anyone who is looking for a reasonable telephoto lens I would most certainly recommend this one. 01 May 2014
Telephoto Lens Does exactly what it says on the box, takes close up detailed pictures of far away objects 28 January 2014
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