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Canon EF 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom Lens - 0345B002

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15 Elements In 10 Groups Lens Construction/ 4.9 Feet Closest Focusing Distance/ 6-Group Helical Zoom/ 58MM Filter Size/ Black Finish
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Canon Black EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens - 0345B002

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.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 70-300mm f/4-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 10 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 34° - 8° 15' (with full-frame camera)
  • Focus Adjustment: Front-focusing method with helicoid ring drive
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 4.9 ft./1.5m
  • Zoom System: 6-group helical zoom (rotational angle: 84°)
  • Filter Size: 58mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Maximum Diameter: 3"
  • Length: 5.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.3875 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Limited Warranty
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Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
 
4.4

(based on 56 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (29)
  • Superior build quality (25)
  • Fast auto-focus (22)

Cons

  • Slow auto-focus (11)
  • Semi-sharp images (9)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Semi-Pro Lens

    I am a professional photographer and bought this lens as a carry-around (since it is lighter and smaller than the "L"s) for taking shots of family and friends for non-commercial...Read complete review

    I am a professional photographer and bought this lens as a carry-around (since it is lighter and smaller than the "L"s) for taking shots of family and friends for non-commercial use. I have since found that this lens is comparable to the "L" lenses in many ways, and has become a major part of my commercial work as well. The images produced are sharp and clear, AF is quick and the weight is perfect for normal use. The image stabilizer works wonderfully! This lens works equally well in both bright and dim light, image quality at max focal reduces a bit but is still highly acceptable. For the price, this lens is in my opinion, an EXCELLENT choice.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ok

    This lens was my first zoom telephoto purchase. Initially, I loved it. It has a fantastic auto-focus, the zoom range is great for wildlife, and it has a durable body. I have...Read complete review

    This lens was my first zoom telephoto purchase. Initially, I loved it. It has a fantastic auto-focus, the zoom range is great for wildlife, and it has a durable body. I have taken many excellent daylight photos with it, and although it gets more difficult at sunset, it can be done. The most striking problem with this lens and the reason I would not recommend it to anyone is the lack of sharpness at full zoom. It is so bad I don't take photo's at full zoom, I bring it down to 250mm to get a better quality image. The lack of sharpness is not initially noticeable, until you zoom into the image later. If you aren't planning on cropping, go for it, just don't make your image bigger than the standard 8x10, or you'll have problems. Happy Hunting

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    4.0

    Great lens and price

    By Fotosdenada

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • Image stabilized
    • Superior build quality
    • Super-sharp images

    Cons

    • Slow Auto-Focus

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      When I purchased my 7D, I also picked this lens up for some wildlife and nature photography. With the cropped sensor, 300mm is close enough for animals that don't want to eat you... I'm impressed. Images are pretty sharp and colorful. The image stabilization works well, for the most part, and focus is usually spot on. The build quality is very nice, for a non-L. It's plastic, but it's solid plastic. The zoom ring feels nice and is just the right resistance. I was worried about lens creep, but I haven't experienced any with my lens. It's not perfect, of course... The focus is a tad slow for flying birds and the manual focus ring is somewhat loose and small. Over all, though, this is a lens I would have no problem recommending to most people.

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      4.0

      Solid

      By tm3308

      from Des Moines, IA

      Pros

      • Fast auto-focus
      • Super-sharp images
      • Versatility

      Cons

      • Poor build quality
      • shifting aperture

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

        I'm a photographer with a sports magazine. We cover high school sports, which means I run into a lot of less-than-ideal lighting. For state tournaments that are held in well-lit arenas, this lens performs just fine, and I've had a lot of success at outdoor events except when there is very little natural light (I shoot with a 7D). No complaints about the sharpness. I tend to get a little too much noise for my taste, but that's also a product of having a body that isn't as strong at higher ISO's as other bodies. Being on a tight budget and owning just one body, the biggest strength of this lens is its versatility. Shooting sports, I often don't have time to switch lenses, so being able to go from 300 to 70 mm on a turnover, etc., is a huge asset. I plan on getting better glass within a year (70-200), but this lens has delivered pretty solid bang for the buck. I'd recommend it to anyone who's looking to get started in sports photography.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sharp. Great outdoor sports lens!

        By emxgarcia

        from Cooper City, FL

        Pros

        • Economical
        • Fast focusing
        • Light
        • Very sharp

        Cons

        • no tripod ring space
        • prefers well lit scenes

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

          After initially considering 70-200 f4 non-IS, decided to give this bargain a shot. Look around and you can get this lens very very economically. This lens will perform extremely well on sunny outdoor scenes: kids playing soccer, windsurf, surf. Sharp under 210 and very sharp when stopped down to f/8 and up. You can't go wrong with this lens if shooting outdoors. This is performance-wise, along with the 50mm f1.8, the closest thing to an L lens on a budget.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I have used this lense as ...

          By Davikes

          from Westchester ny

          Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

          I have used this lense as the photographer for my sons football team and the results have been nothing short of stunning

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Decent upgrade from the 75-300mm

          By petechman

          from Miamisburg, OH

          Pros

          • Fast auto-focus
          • Superior build quality

          Cons

          • Semi-sharp images

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

            I purchased this to upgrade from the 75-300mm budget lens. I love the features with two modes of IS and the USM, it's also built very well. The IS is a bit noisy but not bad enough to bother wildlife if thats what you like to shoot. The USM is also not as quiet as other shorter lenses but this is to be expected. I do consider it an upgrade from the other zoom especially if you can find it for a good price. Chromatic abrasion is still a bit of an issue if you do a lot of cropping but it doesn't seem to be as noticeable as the other lens. Overall a very good upgrade for the IS modes if nothing else, the only other option is the 100-400 L which is a huge step up in price. Used with a T3i.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exceptional lens

            By happy

            from Connecticut

            Pros

            • Fast auto-focus
            • Superior build quality
            • Super-sharp images

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                I'm using the Canon Rebel T4I and am loving my experience so far with this lens. I've read some negative things about this lens after I ordered it. They were saying that the picture were clear and crisp at 200mm but not at 300mm and they were also complaining that the lens is very noisy. I will say neither is the case. These must be people that don't know what they are doing. Even at 300mm I have a extremely clear and crisp pictures. I am amazed at the quality of this lens. I wish there was a way to upload my pictures to show you what the quality of this lens really is. well worth the money. Definitely buy one. you wont regret it.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                MAKES my Canon Camera come alive!

                By Patrick

                from Baltimore, MD

                Pros

                • Super-sharp images

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                    Easy to operate . . . lightweight, exquisite quality results . . . makes the camera 10X more valuable than with standard lens.

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                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good quality pictures, ...

                    By eddythepixer

                    from Houston TX

                    Pros

                    • Superior build quality

                    Cons

                    • Slow Auto-Focus

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                      Good quality pictures, But the focus is slow Nice Stabilizer options...

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                      (39 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very satisfied

                      By HPSF Design

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      Pros

                      • Super-sharp images

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                          I am a professional photographer with a passion for street photography in my spare time. I own many L lenses but feel they are not necessarily the right tool for every shooting situation. When I combine the superb stabilization of the 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS USM with the amazing lowlight capabilities of my 6D body, I am able to produce tack sharp images in all shooting situations. The autofocus is fast and reliable and the lens while not exactly light, is not a burden to carry for long days of shooting. I am extremely pleased with this lens. Buy one!

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                          (14 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Not sharp

                          By Tomt

                          from Bradenton FL

                          Pros

                          • Superior build quality

                          Cons

                          • Semi-sharp images

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                            This lens works well for shots that are close. Zoomed all the way out nothing is sharp. It's not much good for long distance bird shots. I also think it is a bit slow on the auto focus which I could live with if the pictures were sharp. Mostly a costly disappointment.

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