EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
The cheapest 70-300mm that comes with Image stabilization, the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is ideal for sports, wildlife and even travel photography. The three stops of image stabilization gives fantastic hand-holding capabilities while the Mode 2 IS option allows smooth panning by disengaging the stabilization system. A neat little feature of this lens is the zoom lock feature available at 70mm which allows the lens to be easily transported.
The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom lens has been developed to meet the high-performance standards that today's photographers demand. Improved Image Stabilizer Technology provides up to three stops of "shake" correction, and the "Mode 2" option stabilizes images while panning with a moving subject. Compared to the original Canon EF 75-300mm IS zoom lens, this telephoto lens has faster autofocus, and overall the lens is lighter and has a smaller diameter than the original. The zoom ring can be locked at the 70mm position, making this powerful lens easy to transport, too.
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
15 elements in 10 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
34° - 8° 15' (with full-frame camera)
Front-focusing method with helicoid ring drive
Closest Focusing Distance
6-group helical zoom (rotational angle: 84°)
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
3.0 in. x 5.6 in., 22.2 oz. / 76.5mm x 142.8mm, 630g (lens only)