Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM is an Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 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 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM has a focal range of 70-300mm and 4.3X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 112 - 480mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.26x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.5m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.26x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 70mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f45 at 300mm .
Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM's optical formula consists of 15 elements in 10 groups . Special elements used in this design is 1 UD glass element.
Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of ET-65B that you can order separately.
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