|Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens|
I am still on my Southern Africa on a wildlife photo tour. So far it has been a rather good trip. Put the EOS-1D X Mark II camera through a series of real world tests and it passed with flying colors. Just a quick note to let my readers know Canon will be announcing a replacement to its non 'L' EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens with the Series II some time this or next week. This is after the announcement of the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III a few weeks ago.
Major specs of EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens :
- Lens construction : 12 group 17 sheets (one UD lens)
- Number of blades : 9 sheets (circular aperture)
- Minimum focusing distance : 1.2m
- Maximum magnification : 0.25X (300mm), 0.07X (70mm)
- 4 stops Image Stabilization
- Filter diameter : 67mm
- The maximum diameter × length: 80mm × 145.5mm
- Weight : 710 g
- Lens hood : ET-74B
- Nano USM
- Full-time manual focus
I expect the price of the lens to be slightly higher than the current model but comes with much better technology and optics, including a small LCD display window. The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II are two of my favorite 'L' lens. I am waiting delivery of the new 24-105mm lens. You can see my equipment bag, works on MichaelDanielHo.com and follow my travels on Facebook and Twitter.