Oct 23, 2005

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Review

Bob Atkins has written a review of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens, an affordable winner with 300mm reach! The Canon EF70-300/4-5.6 IS USM is the replacement for the EF75-300/4-5.6 IS USM, but the difference is much more than just 5mm at the short end of the range. This lens is expected to appeal to serious amateur nature and sports photographers looking to achieve outstanding results while shooting hand held.
Bob had this to say about it-
"For me the new EF70-300/4-5.6 IS fits the bill as an ideal "walking around" lens for nature, travel and sports photographers. It's small enough and light enough to carry around as part of a kit (it would pair well with an EF-S 17-85/3.5-5.6 USM) and the image quality and stabilization are improved enough over the old lens to justify its additional cost. I can't deny it would be a lot nicer at $450 than it is at $650, but then that philosophy applies to almost everything!"

* Ring-type UltraSonic Motor (USM)
* 70-300mm focal length
* EF mount; telephoto zoom lens
* 3-stop Image Stabilizer for outstanding camera shake reduction
* Electro-magnetic diaphragm (EMD) helps create an attractive, even defocused background at large apertures