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

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An upgrade of Canon's popular telephoto, this lens is ideal for the nature or sports photographer looking for an affordable quality zoom. The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens is ready to give you professional results. It combines manageable, lightweight design with highly versatile range and improved image stabilisation for exceptional results, even at extreme zoom levels. Its maximum telephoto focal length gets you closer to your subject for full-frame, high detail compositions.

Key features:

  • The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS II USM features improved Image Stabilisation (IS), making it ideal for handheld and telephoto work. Shoot at up to 4 stops slower shutter speed and still capture the shot with blur-free sharpness.
  • Just under 146mm long, and weighing in at 710g, this lens is right at home on assignments where travelling light but maintaining image quality is key.
  • UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass lens ensures superb visual quality with high colour and contrast throughout the entire zoom range, in all shooting conditions. Distortion is controlled, images are free of colour fringing and other unwanted effects.
  • A Nano ultrasonic motor (USM) powers rapid, smooth and quiet autofocus. Perfect for capturing fast moving objects and super-smooth focus transitions in movie footage. Full manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
  • A 9-blade circular aperture gives out of focus regions a softer feel, making foreground objects stand out beautifully against a smoother, blurred background.
  • A Lens Information Display screen near the top of the lens makes it easy to see key information (such as focus distance and depth of field at the various apertures), even in poorer lighting.
  • Ideal for outdoor sports, wildlife and travel photography.
  • For use with EF mount Canon DSLR cameras.

Accessories Included:

  • Lens Cap E-67II
  • Rear Cap Lens Dust Cap E
  • Instruction Manual

Angle of View Information The amount of the scene the lens can take in
Horizontal: 29º - 6º 50', Vertical: 19º 30' - 4º 35', Diagonal 34º - 8º 15'
Autofocus Motor Information Built-In autofocus engine to supplement your camera
Nano USM (Ultra Sonic Motor)
Camera Type
Digital SLR
Diaphragm Blades Information The amount of blades used to create the aperture
L145.5 x Dia.80mm
Equivalent Focal Length Information Focal length when viewed through cameras with a cropped sensor
Filter Thread (mm) Information Section inside the front that allows accessories like filters and hoods to be attached
Focal Length Information The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Elements Information Amount of glass pieces that make up the lens
Lens Groups Information Amount of compounds that make up the lens
Lens Mount Information Type of camera fitting
Canon EF
Magnification Information The extent in which the lens can amplify the size of a subject
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
Minimum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Focus Distance Information The closest you can get to your subject without losing focus
Model name / number
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Telephoto Lens 0571C005AA
Sensor Format
Full frame, Canon APS-C
Tripod Collar Information Sometimes called a lens collar, this accessory lets the lens be mounted on a tripod
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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