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

Info

Mount: Canon EF
Format: Full-Frame
Price: MYR 5952

Overview

  • L-Series Optics
  • Optical Image Stabilization System
  • 2 Ultra Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • Fast Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM) Autofocus
  • Floating Focus System
  • Dust and Water Resistant
  • Inner and Rear Focusing System
  • Close Focus - 3.9' (1.2 m)
  • Removable Tripod Collar
  • Protective Fluorine Lens Coating
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    Photos

    F 128 mm A f/6.3 S 1/40 I 400
    F 128 mm A f/6.3 S 1/160 I 400
    F 300 mm A f/5.6 S 1/6400 I 1000
    F 188 mm A f/5.0 S 1/80 I 320
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    F 116 mm A f/5.6 S 1/640 I 640
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    F 146 mm A f/5.6 S 1/250 I 250
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    F 252 mm A f/5.6 S 1/500 I 320
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    F 236 mm A f/5.6 S 1/3200 I 640
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    F 269 mm A f/5.6 S 1/2500 I 320
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    F 100 mm A f/4.0 S 1/800 I 100
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    F 200 mm A f/5.6 S 1/250 I 500
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    F 160 mm A f/5.6 S 1/500 I 640
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    F 81 mm A f/4.5 S 1/320 I 200
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    F 146 mm A f/5.0 S 1/80 I 320
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    F 83 mm A f/5.0 S 1/1000 I 100
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    Article

    • L-Series Optics
    • Optical Image Stabilization System
    • 2 Ultra Low Dispersion Lens Elements
    • Fast Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM) Autofocus
    • Floating Focus System
    • Dust and Water Resistant
    • Inner and Rear Focusing System
    • Close Focus – 3.9′ (1.2 m)
    • Removable Tripod Collar
    • Protective Fluorine Lens Coating

    The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto is designed to deliver ultra-high quality images along with lightning fast operation. The lens brings a favorite zoom range to the celebrated Canon L-series. It features 2 Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) elements for improved image quality and reduced chromatic aberration, and incorporates a floating focusing mechanism for sharpness from close up to infinity. The IS system increases usability by approximately four stops and the fast Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM) and inner and rear focusing system allows for fast quiet Autofocus as close as 3.9′ (1.2m).

    The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM features a function that prevents erroneous operation when the lens is mounted on a tripod or monopod. The gleaming white lens, with removable tripod collar, is dust and water resistant, and has a Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum. The lens is perfect for portraiture or to bring what’s far away up close. This addition to the L-series is guaranteed to perform.

    • Ultra-high quality and lightning fast Canon L series lens
    • Optical Image Stabilization System increases usability by approximately four stops
    • The lens features a function that prevents erroneous operation when the lens is mounted on a tripod or monopod
    • The EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM incorporates a floating focusing mechanism for sharpness from 3.9′ (1.2m) to infinity
    • Two Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) elements for improved image quality and reduced chromatic aberration
    • The lens has a removable tripod collar, and is dust and water resistant
    • The Fluorine coating keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum

    Reviews

    Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS by Craig B / Canon Rumors Guy

    There are a few technical reasons to choose this over the 100-400.

    • The lens is significantly smaller.
    • The 4 stop IS greatly outperforms the 100-400′s IS.
    • I found it sharper across the range.
    • No push/pull zoom, a love or hate feature of the 100-400
    • Better autofocus performance I found.

    Pros

    • Excellent sharpness and color
    • Excellent build quality
    • Autofocus is lightning fast
    • The IS is among the best in the Canon lineup
    • Requires a very small space in a camera bag
    • The lens is very well balanced when on a camera body
    • A complete joy to use

    Cons

    • May be priced too high for some
    • Took me a while to get used to the order the zoom ring and focus ring are in
    • Vignettes significantly at f/4 on a full frame camera
    • Cannot use a Canon teleconverter on the lens, the Kenko Pro 300 DGX 1.4 works.
    • Some might be bothered that a tripod collar is not included

    Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens Preview by the-digital-picture.com

    Canon has delivered some great telephoto L lenses in the last few years (Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens for example), and it looks like the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens will be added to that “great” list.

    If you want pro-grade image quality, pro-grade build quality, fast/quiet AF and excellent IS in a relatively light lens, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens may have your name on it.

    Malaysia Prices

    Date Store Price (MYR) Warranty Note
    19 Jul 2017 Shashinki 5952 Official Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Lens (Canon Malaysia)
    19 Jul 2017 Shashinki 4992.6 Grey Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Lens (Import)
    16 Oct 2015 Shashinki 4611 Official
    16 Oct 2015 Shashinki 4573.9 Grey
    30 Sep 2014 Shashinki 4359 Official