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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens Photo & Specs Leaked

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 and follow my travels on Facebook and Twitter.

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