EF Lenses


EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM

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Marketed December 2016
Original Price 72,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 12
Lens Construction (element) 17
No. of Diaphragm Blades 9 (circular aperture)
Minimum Aperture 32-45
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1.2
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.25 (at 300mm)
Filter Diameter (mm) 67
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 80 x 145.5
Weight (g) 710

Joining the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (released in March 2016), the EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is equipped with Canon’s proprietary high-AF-speed Nano USM, with a focus lens driver that realizes greatly increased speed when shooting stills and smooth AF when shooting video.

In addition to being the first Canon interchangeable lens to feature a built-in LCD screen, the EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM’s lens body, including the seemingly integrated flat switch panel, achieves a sophisticated design with such distinguished features as a glossy black ring and a satin-like finish.

Thanks to its optimally arranged optical structure, the EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM makes possible even higher image quality than its predecessor. It incorporates a UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens that reduces the occurrence of the lateral chromatic aberration that causes color blur to achieve high image quality over the whole area of the image, including the periphery. Additionally, the level of hand-shake suppression achieved by the image stabilization’s superlative control delivers an equivalent of 4 shutter-speed stops*, a significant improvement over the 2.5 shutter-speed stops offered by its predecessor.

* At a 300mm focal length when using the EOS-1D X. Based on CIPA standards.

Block diagram

UD lens IS unit

Sample Image