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EF 70-300 F/4-5.6 IS USMThe EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom lens has been developed to meet the high-performance standards that today's photographers demand. Improved Image Stabilizer Technology provides up to three stops of "shake" correction, and the "Mode 2" option stabilizes images while panning with a moving subject. Compared to the original Canon EF 75-300mm IS zoom lens, this telephoto lens has faster autofocus, and overall the lens is lighter and has a smaller diameter than the original. The zoom ring can be locked at the 70mm position, making this powerful lens easy to transport, too.

  • Focal Length: 70-300mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 10 groups
  • Front-focusing method with helicoid ring drive
  • 6-group helical zoom (rotational angle: 84°
  • 58mm filter size
  • 1 Year Refurbished Camera Limited Warranty

Main Unit Spec
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Diagonal Angle of View 34 - 8 15'
Focus Adjustment Lens extension via inner focusing and focus cam plus floating mechanism
Closest Focusing Distance 1.2m/ 3.9ft
Filter Size 67 mm dia., P=0.75 mm /1 filter
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.5 x 5.6 in, 2.31 lbs. / 89 x 143mm, 1050g

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I bought this refurbished lens a few years back and used it to shoot my kid's Rugby matches. I was able to get some amazing sharp photos of the action. The stabilizer works great.

FYI - I believe there has been a new version of this lens announced and soon to be released. You should check the specs before commiting to this older model. Also, it wouldn't surprise me if you receive a new in box not a refurb, just to clear out old stock.

correct, new lens details http://petapixel.com/2016/09/15/canons-new-70-300mm-ii-first-lcd...

sounds like the biggest functional difference is quicker focusing speed.

i'd expect it to be $400-$500+ for quite a while

I bought this lens used from a close friend a couple years ago for $300 and thought I stole it from him... at $220 it's a steal if you have a need. I still find myself grabbing my 50mm 1.8mk1 that came with my first canon eos650 in 1986... 30 years old and sharp as a tack, just shot over 500 photos with it in the last two weeks.

Picked up one to replace my EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III. Thanks OP!

Been wanting a zoom lens, and was talking to a buddy this weekend about how one would have been Handy while we were taking pics of the NYC Marathon!

Thanks OP - in for one! Not the L I've been dreaming of, but at this price, and for how little I'll use it - absolutely amazing!

This is a great lens and a great price. Just one warning. Sometimes lenses get returned because at a particular focal length (usually somewhere in the middle range) they have a soft spot. The returned lens come to a technician who tests it for function and a few shots for focus, finds no problems, cleans it up and sends it to the refurbished pile. But the original problem is still there.

If I got one of these lenses I would immediately check very carefully for soft focus spots at a wide variety of focal lengths. You don't want to be shooting down the road and only then discover the problem.

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