Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM is an Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM was replaced with Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS II USM. Follow the link to read our comparison of these lenses: Compare Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS USM vs Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS II USM
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM is a member of Canon's EF L series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
EF L Series Lenses in Canon EF Mount
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM is compatible with cameras that have Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM has a fixed focal lenght of 300mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 480mm.
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM is compatible with the Teleconverter lenses below:
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM Focal Range and Aperture Change with Teleconverter
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM with a weather sealed camera body such as Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.13x and has a minimum focusing distance of 2.5m. 0.13x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F32.0.
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 13 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 fluorite lens
- 2 UD lenses
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of ET-120 that you can order separately.
Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM is available in Grey and Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM
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