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In a bit of Pre-Photokina news Canon announces an update to the aged Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens. The 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 IS II USM is a nice addition as it’s predecessor came out in 2005. It’s needed a bit of an update comparatively to the newer EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and a full frame option to fill a mid range selection in the lens ecosystem.

Featuring:

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  • High-speed autofocus with new Nano USM technology
  • 4 stop image stabilization
  • New lens information display
  • Ultra Low Dispersion element for reducing chromatic aberration   
  • 9 blade aperture construction for better bokeh

Following the new 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit lens this is the second lens from Canon using the technology. Nano USM is Canon’s blend of STM technology for quiet operation and smooth autofocus with USM Technology for high-speed autofocus. The best of both worlds and like STM technology you still gain full time manual focus.

ef70_300_isiiusm_feature_02Like the Zeiss Batis Lenses announced in April it will include an led display. The LCD will display focusing distance, focal length, and shake amount information. A display mode button lets you switch between these features and background color for visibility.

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens will be released November 30th, 2016 for $549.99. Available for pre-order today at Amazon and B&H. As Scott Fautley will be visiting Photokina we will have a bit of hands on video coming soon. 

Full Specifications:

Lens Mount Canon EF
Focal Length 70-300mm
Lens Construction 17 elements in 12 groups with a UD element
Motor Type Nano Ultrasonic
Focus Adjustment AF with full-time manual
Image Stabilization 4 Stops
Maximum Aperture F/4-5.6
Minimum Aperture F/32-45
Number of Blades 9
Diagonal Angle of View 34° – 8° 15′ (with full-frame camera)
Closest Focusing Distance 3.94 ft. / 1.2 m
Maximum Magnification 0.25x
Filter Size 2.6 in. / 67mm diameter
Max. Diameter x Length,
Weight
Φ3.15 x 5.73 in., approx. 25.04 oz.
Φ80 x 145.5mm, approx. 710g
Price $549.99
Pre-order today at Amazon or B&H

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