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Features like image stabilization, fast and quiet AF, with telephoto zoom lens.

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Pros

DO (Diffractive Optics) lenses - keeps the lens compact

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well controlled fringing (chromatic abrasion), light falloff (vignetting)

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nice bokeh

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zoom lock - prevents creeping while in use, can prevent extension when on the go to prevent damage

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very solid and compact build

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USM with manual override - fast and silent AF, can be manually adjusted without needing to flip a switch

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tripod sensing image stabilization for up to 4 stops of improvement on or off a tripod - intelligently changes image stabilization method to match use, essential on a slower lens such as this

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Cons

not far in cost from the newer, superior 70-300mm L series lens

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image quality will of course be lacking next to professional primes, shorter professional zooms

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not sharp compared to the other 70-300mm lenses from Canon

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slow variable aperture (F/4-5.6) - poorer in low light, harder to isolate your subject with DOF

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noticeable lens distortion at all lengths

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DO optics create noticeable circular patterns and halo effects in bokeh

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Canon launched the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO( Diffractive Optics) IS USM Lens with features like image stabilization, fast and quiet AF, with telephoto zoom lens. After the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens, this is Canon’s second DO lens. As compare to Canon EF 70-300mm non-DO IS USM Lens, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens has the Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) Technology, which helps in fast focusing at reasonable light. Moreover, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens has an internal FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing, with a non rotating front element, which is helpful while using filters and other attachments. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens has the image stabilization technology with about 3 – f stops hand holdability. The 70-30 DO has a minimum focus distance of 1.4 m, with a maximum magnification of 0.19x.Further more, this magnification can be extended upto 0.26x for 12mm and 0.46x for 25mm, with the help of extension tubes. In Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens, the CM ( Chromatic aberration) and the vignetting is well controlled, with a tendency to flare , with a contrast slightly lower as compare to other Canon high end lenses.

Features
  • Ultra-compact 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4.5 to 5.6 maximum apertures
  • Incorporates Canon's Image Stabilization (IS) technology for low-light shooting
  • Super-fast and silent autofocus with ring-type USM
  • Optimized lens coating to minimize ghosting and flare
  • Zoom ring locking mechanism that locks the lens at its shortest total length
  • Image Stabilizer gives equivalent effect of a shutter speed three stops faster during hand-held shooting
  • Three-layer type DO (Diffractive Optics) lens optimized for zoom lens optics
  • Circular aperture producing attractive background defocus
  • 4.6-foot close focus distance
  • Accepts 58mm filters
  • Rear focusing, ring USM and new AF algorithms for fast and quiet auto focusing
  • Manual focusing enabled even during the AF mode
  • Only lead-free glass used in lens
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