Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM


Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM


Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2010.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 70-300 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 70 mm the lens brightness is f/4 and at 300 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
Read more about how an image stabilizer works
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 67 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "ET-73B".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced several earlier versions and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 DO IS USM  (2004)
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 IS USM  (2005)
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM (2010) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Prices and awards
EISA EISA Awards 2011-2012: European Professional Lens 2011-2012
The Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6L IS USM is an amazing telephoto zoom lens that combines high image quality with an extremely durable construction and a surprisingly compact design. It sets a new standard for this popular zoom range with its professional autofocus performance and the latest generation of Image Stabilization, but is still affordable for the enthusiast. Throughout the zoom range the lens shows optical qualities that are in line with fixed focal length lenses - it performs very well even at its widest aperture, and the environmental shield protects it from moisture and dust.  See homepage
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Has a built-in image stabilizer
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
The lens is the latest among several editions
The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2011-2012: European Professional Lens 2011-2012
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens has no tripod mount
Heavy (1050 gr)
The price (more info)
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM (See dictionary)
Release date: 2010
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4 at 70 mm
f/5,6 at 300 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 70-300 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  70-300 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  91-390 mmon Canon APS-H
  112-480 mmon Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 19 elements / 14 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, IS
Closest Focusing Distance:120 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood:
ET-73B(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):89 x 143 mm
Vikt:1050 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1599 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"Designed to deliver ultra-high quality images along with lightning fast operation, the new Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom lens brings a favorite zoom range to the celebrated Canon L-series of lenses. It features two Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) elements for improved image quality and reduced chromatic aberration, incorporates a floating focusing mechanism for sharpness from close up to infinity, plus an IS system that increases usability by approximately four stops. The EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM features a function that prevents erroneous operation when the lens is mounted on a tripod or monopod. Gleaming white, with a removable tripod collar, dust and water resistant construction, and a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, its phenomenal performance and flexibility is assured. For portraiture or to bring what´s far away up close, this addition to the L-series is guaranteed to perform."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
canonrumors.com
http://www.canonrumors.com/reviews/ef-70-300-f4-5-6l-is-review/
 
eisa.eu
http://www.eisa.eu/award/36/european-professional-lens-2011-2012.html
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-IS-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM
Different versions of this lens
2004 Canon EF 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 DO IS USM
2005 Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 IS USM
2010 Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM

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