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

September 8, 2017 | Amy Davies |

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The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is a mid-range telephoto zoom lens for Canon’s DSLR cameras, incorporating both optical image stabilisation and a new, fast and silent Nano USM motor for autofocus. It can be used on cameras with both APS-C (‘crop’) and full-frame sensors, and also on Canon’s mirrorless EOS M series cameras via the Canon EF-EOS M mount adapter. It costs around £499.
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Here we have Canon's new, updated version of their moderately priced 70-300mm full frame lens. It offers improved AF, improved optical quality and a new electronic display. We coupled this to the Canon EOS 5DS R body, so let's see how the lens performs and handles.
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Canon debuted a new look for its consumer grade zoom lenses with the release of the EF-S 18-135mm IS USM (launched as a new kit lens with the EOS 80D). When I reviewed that lens I called the new look “Batman’s Lens of Choice” due to its sleek black on black look. Even the accent ring is a narrow ring of yet darker black. The buttons are low profile and sleek as well. When compared to the previous generation lens or the Tamron the effect of the 70-300 IS II is that of a much more modern lens.
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