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Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM Full-Frame Lens (2016)

MSRP 550 USDNeoscore 43%

Product Overview

Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM is a telephoto zoom lens for Canon EF-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Canon in 2016, it has 17 elements in 12 groups.
Like most zoom lenses, the Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM is externally-zooming. Fortunately, Canon has provided a zoom lock that at least stops zoom creep. Unfortunately, Canon has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
As a telephoto zoom lens, the Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM is well suited for landscape and portrait photography, though its relatively dark maximum aperture limits its performance for indoor sports. Built-in image stabilization makes the lens easier to use handheld, and can be quite valuable for landscape works.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 43% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very useful focal range
  • Great price point
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
Cons
  • Dark and variable maximum aperture
  • Lens hood not included
  • Lacks weather sealing

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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount
Motor
Nano ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
UD element groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
80 mm / 3.15 in
Size | Length
146 mm / 5.75 in
Weight
710 g / 25.09 oz

Function

Angle Of View
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (wide) ~ 8.3° Diagonal | 6.9° Horizontal | 4.6° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4–5.6 ~ f/32–45
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
70 mm ~ 300 mm
Focus Type
Rear
Image Stabilization
Yes
Weather Resistance
No
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.25x
Min Focus Distance
1200 mm / 47.24 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood sold separately
Debut
2016-09-15

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