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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2309 reviews of Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Comments about the design and reliability are overall positive. The size and usability also get good comments.

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On average, users rate this product 90/100 and experts rate this product 83/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 user reviews of Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, size, design, reliability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM Lens

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 641 user reviews of Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Ef 70-300Mm F4-5.6 Is Usm Telephoto Zoom Lens With Optical Image Stabilizer With UV FilterCanon Ef 70-300Mm F4-5.6 Is Usm Telephoto Zoom Lens With Optical Image Stabilizer With UV Filter

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

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

 

With a "II" in the product name, it is only logical that a version "I" of this lens existed and in this case, that lens is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens.Interesting is that the version "I" lens was itself a replacement of a very similar...

It seems like everyone's kit can make great use of a telephoto zoom lens and with the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens being the least expensive Canon full frame option, it garners attention.The technology upgrades appearing in this lens make...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

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

 

With the introduction of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens,Canon has replaced one of its most popular lenses and its first image stabilized lens - theCanon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS.The 75-300mm IS lens was popular because of its useful focal...

over the 70-300.There are a lot of happy Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens owners out there, so as always, you need to make the decision for yourself.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Webmaster (digitalphotographygear.com)

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

 

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens was designed by Canon as a replacement for one of the most popular consumer-grade lenses on the market—the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS. The EF 70-300mm

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Bob Atkins (bobatkins.com)

Canon EF 70-300/4-5.6 IS USM

 
Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

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

 

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM review: A great match to Canon's mid-range DSLRs, offering a great balance between portability and image quality – but water sealing around the lens mount would have been welcome.

Fast autofocus ; Up-rated image stabilisation ; Build quality ; Offers great balance between portability and image quality

Hood costs £75 extra ; Lacks a weather seal around lens mount ; Highlights can look hard-edged towards the long end of the zoom

For the majority of Canon DSLR users looking for a lightweight telephoto zoom for everyday use, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is one of the obvious choices.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Maciej Latałło (lenstip.com)

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

 

When it comes to stabilized lenses which focal range starts from 70-75 and ends at 300 mm the line-up of Canon is really impressive. During last 20 years or so that company launched as many as five models. You can choose among simple and cheap...

Jun, 2017

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: John Riley (ephotozine.com)

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

 

John Riley reviews the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM full-frame telephoto zoom lens.

Canon has produced a lens that provides a high level of performance in a fairly compact and relatively inexpensive form. Unless we are able to stretch to the more expensive zooms in the range, this is a very good compromise between cost and...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: photodo (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Review

 
Jul, 2014

Expert review by: digicambuyer.co.uk (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM

 

Good performance, decent value and excellent image stabilisation. However, it’s pretty bulky and suffers from ‘zoom creep’

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

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

 
May, 2009

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:2.76 - 11.8
Aperture range (F-F):4 - 5.6
Closest Focusing Distance:59.1
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):34
Diagonal angle of view (min):8.25
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):2.76 - 11.8
Focal length range (f-f):2.76 - 11.8
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens mount interface:Canon EF
Lens structure:15/10
Lens structure (elements/groups):15/10
Lens Type:Telephoto / Telephoto zoom
Maximum aperture number:32 / 45 / 5.6
Minimum aperture number:32-45 / 4
Number of diaphragm blades:8
Viewing angle, horizontal:29 / 8.15
Viewing angle, vertical:19 / 34

Other Features

Magnification:0.26

Performance

AF actuator:Micro USM / USM
Auto focus: Yes
Camera brands compatibility:Canon
Compatible products:Canon
Manual focus: Yes
Maximum magnification:0.26

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:3.01
Filter size:2.28
Length:5.62 / 5.63
Weight:22.2