Designed to deliver ultra-high quality images along with lightning fast operation, the new Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom lens brings a favorite zoom range to the celebrated Canon L-series of lenses. It features two Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) elements for improved image quality and reduced chromatic aberration, incorporates a floating focusing mechanism for sharpness from close up to infinity, plus an IS system that increases usability by approximately four stops. The Image Stabilization system also features a function that allows it to continue to operate, even when used on a rigid tripod. An optional Canon Tripod Mount C (W II) is available as an accessory, for balanced mounting on a tripod or monopod. Gleaming white on its exterior, the lens is dust- and water-resistant, and now also features a newly-developed Fluorine coating that resists smears and fingerprints, and significantly eases lens cleaning. For any serious and critical EOS user, this new L-series lens represents an excellent -- and portable -- solution to versatile telephoto lens shooting.
I have been using this lens for about 6 months now, it is a super lens. I was using the entry 75-300 lens that I thought
I was happy with it until I started using the L series lens. The only thing I wish is that it would work with the 2X extender.
I just purchase the new canon 6d and it would be nice if it had a little more distance range. I was using the Rebel T2i
with the L lens and for bird shots it does better that the 6D until you get into the higher ISO ranges, where the 6D by far excels in.
February 10, 2014
Fully satisfied with it's result
This is my first Lseries lens. I got it yesterday and tried it in my garden and came up with very very satisfying results. The focus is fast & noiseless and the picture very sharp! Light to carry in the field. I am sure it will give me some amazing photos. I thought a lot before buying this lens but now I am very glad that I made this choice.
December 9, 2013
Great travel lens!
Bought this s a replacement for an old 300/4L IS and is very surprised over quality, speed and versatility. Works great on 7D and 5D mk3. Takes no space in luggage when on travel and is only looking forward to a new 100-400 with same design :)
August 9, 2013
I took possesion of this lens one week ago. It was my first L lens purchase. I had been on the fence between a 70-200 and the 70-300 IS USM.
I have made the right choice. I have photographed flowers from the garden, portraits of people, wildlife and waterfowl in this short time. I tried a close up using live view and 10X focusing with my 7D camera. This lens is SHARP!
June 5, 2013