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Canon introduced Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, basically as a replacement for the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS.

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effective IS, completely accounts for a little handshake

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sharp at full zoom even when whide open

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very fast AF, finds the subject extremely quickly

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AF tends to hunt around for the subject with low-contrast images, can end up with inconsistent results

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doesn't come with a hood, need to watch for glare

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noticeable chromatic aberration in high contrast settings

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extends as it zooms, need to account for the extension

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low light photos get a little noisy

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Canon introduced Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, basically as a replacement for the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS , which was known for its focal length range , small size and light weight, image stabilization, but at a medium range price. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM has a 3rd generation image stabilizer with a shutter speed of 3 f stops, which is slower than the usual non stabilized lens of same focal length. This lens has two modes of image stabilization, for shooting stabilizing as well as moving subjects, which helps while shooting without a tripod. As compare to Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Lens , this lens is smaller in size and weight, with improved autofocus. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens has a better glass including one UD element, which has been designed to be compatible with the SLRs, and to eliminate flare and ghosting’s caused by reflective image sensors. There is one thing to note, that the USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) ring and FTM ( Full Time Manual), are not a specification of Canon EF 70 300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens

Features
  • Super Spectra lens coating and lens element shaping suppresses flare and ghosting
  • Filter size: 58mm
  • Maximum diameter x length: 3.0 x 5.6 inches/76.5 x 142.8 mm
  • Measures 3 inches in diameter and 5.6 inches long
  • Weighs 22.2 ounces
  • Closest focusing distance: 4.9 feet/1.5 meter
  • 3-stop Image Stabilizer for reducing camera shakes
  • Electro-magnetic diaphragm (EMD) helps create attractive background at large apertures
  • 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4-5.6 maximum aperture for Canon EOS SLR cameras
  • Weight: 22.2 ounces/630 grams
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