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

September 8, 2017 | Amy Davies |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.

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

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM is a new compact L-series telezoom lens. It offers the usual high build quality of Canon's luxury lenses, optical image stabilisation, a ring-type ultrasonic motor for fast auto-focusing, and an eight-blade circular diaprhragm which promises excellent bokeh. That distinctive white coating doesn't come cheap, though, so read our Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Review to find out if it's worth the investment.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens was released back in 2004 as a smaller, lighter alternative to Canon's L-series telephoto lenses, yet still offering superb image quality thanks to its Diffractive Optical (DO) element. With the recent release of the 70-300mm L series lens, which we enthusiastically reviewed last week, is the slightly cheaper 70-300mm DO lens still worth considering? Read our Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM review to find out.

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

The Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a brand new fast telephoto zoom lens for Nikon and Canon full-frame DSLRs. Offering improved built-in image stabilisation, the compact Tamron 70-200mm lens has a constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the range. Read our Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 review to find out if it's the best fast telephoto zoom for full frame users.