Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Light weight L-series super-telephoto lens, for all types of action photography.

High-performance L-series super-telephoto lens, with 4 stop Image Stabilizer with 3 modes ideal for all types of action photography. The EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM delivers outstanding image quality in a robust lightweight construction.

Benefits

  • 300mm f/2.8 high-performance super-telephoto lens
  • Part of Canon’s acclaimed L series
  • Durable, rugged and lightweight
  • 4 stop Image Stabilizer
  • Enhanced image quality with SWC coating
  • 3 IS modes
  • Quiet and fast autofocus

Sample Images

Detailed Features

High performance super-telephoto lens

With a large aperture of f/2.8, the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a high performance super-telephoto lens delivering exceptional image quality in a durable and lightweight design.

L-series quality

The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are highly resistant to dust and moisture.

4-stop Image Stabilizer

A 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer – specially designed for the lens’ specific focal length range – works to counteract image blur, which can occur during handheld shooting, or at slow shutter speeds. Automatic panning detection ensures effective performance when tracking moving subjects and, as the IS system is based in the lens, results are visible through the viewfinder during framing.

Enhanced image quality with SWC coating

Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented Subwavelength structure coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.

3 IS Modes

Ideally suited for all types of action photography especially those disciplines that require the utilization of panning, the new IS mode 3 only activates the image stabilizer element during exposure.

Fast, quiet auto focus

A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms contribute to fast AF performance. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF mode.

Product Specification

Image size -
35mm film equivalent focal length -
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 6°50', 4°35', 8°15'
Lens construction (elements/groups) 16/12
No. of diaphragm blades 9
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focusing distance (m) 2.0
Maximum magnification (x) 0.18
Distance information Provided
Image stabilizer 4-stops
AF actuator Ring USM¹
Dust/moisture resistance Yes¹
Filter diameter (mm) 52 Drop in
Max. diameter x length (mm) 128 x 248
Weight (g) 2400
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II 0.22-0.04
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II 0.28-0.09
Lens hood ET-120(WII)
Hard case Lens Case 300B
Extenders Compatible
AF actuator ¹ Full time Manual focus
Dust/moisture resistance ¹ Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause sligth abrasion of the camera mount. This in no way affects either the lens or camera performance.

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