Canon has launched the EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS II USM zoom with fast, whisper quiet Nano USM for wildlife and sports. Featuring NANO USM tech for high-speed and near-silent focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and 4-stop image stabilization.

The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens from Canon is a relatively light zoom lens offering a broad range of the focal lengths from a single optic, with good optical quality and excellent autofocus performance from its ultrasonic motor (USM). It has a circular aperture diaphragm to help create natural out-of-focus highlights, and also its built-in image stabilizer allows you to handhold the lens at shutter speeds three steps slower than would otherwise be possible. That enables sharp imaging when shooting at telephoto lengths and even when shooting in low light. The 2-mode stabilizer can be activated to only correct shake in the vertical axis for panning action when desired as well.

The new EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens boasts an updated optical formula with 17 elements in 12 groups, 2 more apiece than in the previous variant. Among these 17 elements is one ultra-low dispersion element, as in the previous zoom lens. There is also a new nine-bladed circular aperture, in place of the earlier lens’ eight-bladed aperture.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Key Features:

  • Get closer and fill the frame with your subject
  • Superb image quality from an advanced optical design
  • High-performance focusing for photos and movies
  • Compact design you can take everywhere
  • Stay informed, with a built-in lens information display

The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM will be available from November with an RRP of £499.