|Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 IS USM |
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2005.
The lens belongs to the category
telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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|Compability, auto focus and focal length|
|This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.|
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
|The lens has a focal length of 70-300 mm.
Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
|A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.|
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|Lens brightness and image stabilizer|
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
|One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 70 mm the lens brightness is f/4 and at 300 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
|Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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|Filter and Lens Hood|
|The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 58 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
There is a lens hood that fits the lens (model name "ET-65B") but unfortunately this is something that is not included when purchasing the lens and must be ordered and bought separately, as an accessory.
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|Different versions of the lens|
|This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.|
|Canon EF 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 DO IS USM (2004)|
|Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 IS USM (2005) << The lens you are currently viewing|
|Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS USM (2010)|
|Pictures (product and sample images)|
|In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.|
|Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.|
|Images of Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 IS USM |
|Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 IS USM |
|Things to consider before buying|
|Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.|
|Has a built-in image stabilizer|
|An impressive focal range|
|Works on all sensor types|
|Poor aperture value with its f/5,6|
|A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths|
|No lens hood is included|
|This lens has been replaced by a newer version|
|The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust|