Spanning a useful telephoto range, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens from Canon is a flexible zoom well-suited for a variety of subjects, ranging from portraiture to wildlife. Similarly versatile, the lens utilizes NANO USM technology that combines a fast, stills-optimized ring-type Ultrasonic Motor and a smooth, silent video-optimized Stepping Motor for all-around focusing performance to benefit multimedia image-makers. This dual-purpose AF motor also offers notably quicker performance throughout the zoom range for more responsive shooting from near to far. Additionally, also aiding both photo and movie recording, an Image Stabilizer system compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting when working with slower shutter speeds.
Beyond its performance attributes, this lens is also characterized by its unique Lens Information Display, which clearly showcases focus distance, focal length, and stabilizer settings on a top-facing screen for easy recognition. Benefitting optical performance, the lens’ construction utilizes one Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) element to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity, and, additionally, a nine-blade diaphragm is used to produce a pleasing bokeh quality for shallow depth of field imagery.
Superb performance when shooting from a distance
Ideal for outdoor sports and wildlife photography. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4–5.6 IS II USM is compatible with both full-frame and APS-C sensor EOS DSLR cameras.
Create the illusion of being right amongst the action. Capture shots of the perfect serve, goals and on-pitch celebrations.
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 photography isn’t just for globetrotters – sightseeing, lazy days and spur of the moment mini-breaks are all memories to treasure.
Bring distant subjects closer
A maximum 300mm telephoto focal length helps you to get close to your subject and fill your frame. Making it a great addition to your standard kit lens to help expand your photography.
High performance focusing
Nano USM allows you to focus on your subject quickly, smoothly and quietly. This makes this lens ideal for capturing still shots of fast moving subjects, as well as uninterrupted soundtracks and natural looking pull-focus transitions while moviemaking.
Superb image quality
A 9-bladed circular aperture helps to separate your subject from its surroundings and create beautiful background blur. Integrated, specialised UD lens elements, also help to reduce chromatic aberration, and retain high resolution, high quality images throughout the zoom range.
Stay informed, with a built in lens display
An innovative Lens Information Display has been positioned at the top of the lens to show key information at a glance, even in poor lighting conditions. This is incredibly useful if you’re shooting a movie using live view to ensure your shot is steady, and also allows you to check the focus distance and depth of field at the various apertures.
Lightweight, compact design
Weighing 710g and measuring 14.55cm when retracted, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is an ideal lens for shooting on locations and when travelling.
Improved Image Stabilizer
The Image Stabilizer in EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM reduces camera shake by up to 4-stops, allowing you to use a shutter speed 4 stops slower than you would otherwise have to use in order to achieve a sharp shot.