The Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM – a truly versatile telephoto lens, replacing the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, for hobbyists and advanced photographers and videographers alike. The sleek and compact EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS II USM has an impressive zoom range, helping you capture a variety of subjects from a distance, and whilst on-the-move, whether you’re looking to shoot sports, wildlife, action or movies.
- EF-Mount/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/4 to f/45
- One Ultra Low Dispersion Element
- NANO USM Autofocus System
- Optical Image Stabilizer
- Lens Information Display
- Full-Time Manual Focus
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Superb performance when shooting from a distance
Ideal for outdoor sports and wildlife photography. EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is compatible with both full-frame and APS-C sensor EOS DSLR cameras.
A great lens for:
- Outdoor sports action kayaking - Create the illusion of being right amongst the action. Capture shots of the perfect serve, goals and on-pitch celebrations.
- Wildlife - Get closer to nature than you ever dared or imagined and take exceptional shots of birds in flight, animals on safari or quietly at rest in a wildlife park.
- Travel - Travel photography isn’t just for globetrotters - sightseeing, lazy days and spur of the moment mini-breaks are all memories to treasure.
Outstanding image quality for every situation
Boasting a completely new optical design, built on Canon’s renowned optical expertise, the new formula utilises one ultra-low dispersion (UD) lens element to reduce chromatic aberration, for sharp images with outstanding colour and contrast. When using the zoom, the lens’s new four-stop Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake and blur, minimising the need for a tripod and allowing you to shoot with longer shutter speeds and still achieve sharp shots.
When pursuing the ultimate shot track-side, you’ll capture all of the action with the EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS II USM’s built-in Nano USM – a breakthrough technology that was introduced with the EF-S 18 -135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM – offering fast focus acquisition, exceptional tracking speed combined with smooth, quiet operation. When combined with a versatile focal range, it allows you to capture beautiful portraits and fast-paced action, both in stills and movies.
Nano USM makes the lens ideal for movie-makers, giving a natural look and feel to movies – the quiet motor ensuring that soundtracks aren’t disturbed by focusing noise and providing smooth focus transitions from one subject to another.
Focus with accuracy: Lens Information Display
The EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS II USM is the first Canon lens to feature an electronic Lens Information Display, ideal for advanced photographers requiring visible shooting information in real-time. Perfect for checking settings at a glance, the display modes include focus distance, depth of field scale at various apertures, camera shake and focal length.
Providing more information to the photographer, the display is useful for checking steadiness when you’re shooting at low-angles, whilst also allowing you to work out the 35mm equivalents when using APS-C and APS-H format EOS cameras. Designed with a sleek black finish, the lens seamlessly integrates with the look and feel of Canon’s EOS bodies, whilst the practical 67mm filter thread and non-rotating front element makes it compatible and practical for use with filters from other lenses in Canon’s EF range.