Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens Announced, Priced $549.99, Available for Pre-order

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Along with the Canon EOS M5, Canon also officially announced the new EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama). This new lens is  the second generation of Canon’s consumer-priced, full-frame telephoto zoom lens featuring Canon’s Nano USM motor, image stabilization system and a UD lens element. It costs $549, available for pre-order now!

Features for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens include:

  • High-speed autofocus for shooting stills and smooth, near-silent autofocus when shooting video is achieved by incorporating NANO USM technology.
  • New Lens Information Display shows focusing distance, focal length and shake amount.
  • One UD Lens helps reduce chromatic aberration and delivers outstanding high resolution and high-contrast results.
  • Image Stabilizer effect at up-to-4* stops of shake correction helps capture sharp images.
  • Circular aperture (9 blades) helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.

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Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 70–300 mm
Image stabilization Yes (4 stops)
Lens mount Canon EF
Aperture
Maximum aperture F4–5.6
Minimum aperture F32–45
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 17
Groups 12
Special elements / coatings UD element
Focus
Minimum focus 1.20 m (47.24)
Maximum magnification 0.25×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Nano ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Rear
Focus notes Nano USM motor combines best of STM and ring-type USM
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 710 g (1.57 lb)
Diameter 80 mm (3.15)
Length 146 mm (5.75)
Sealing No
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 67.0 mm
Hood supplied No
Other

 

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