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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II review (impressive performance, D. Abbott)

Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS II Review (impressive Performance, D. Abbott)
The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II

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At a glance:

  • EF-Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4-5.6
  • One Ultra Low Dispersion Element
  • NANO USM Autofocus System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Lens Information Display
  • Full-Time Manual Focus
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Photographer Dustin Abbott reviewed the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II, a “consumer lens” that’s getting a lot of positive reviews.

In the conclusion he writes:

I was impressed by the overall handling and performance of the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM during my review period. It has a nice build (consumer grade, yes, but nice), and quality handling. The new LCD screen has a few debatable aspects, but I applaud Canon doing something to help eliminate what has been one of the main shortcomings of STM type lenses (no distance window) […] I’m also impressed with the image quality from the lens in terms of sharpness, contrast, and control of things like chromatic aberrations and flare. Where I think the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS most stands out (outside of the build) is the overall rendering from the L series lens, which is unquestionably more special. Nice bokeh, smoother transitions, and special color rendition that shows off its premium optics. […] What matters most is that in most every way the EF 70-300 IS II is a significant upgrade over its predecessor, and well worthy of your consideration if you are looking for a quality telephoto lens for either your full frame or APS-C camera body.

And here is the video-review of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II.

If you prefer reading the review instead of watching the videos, then head over to Dustin Abbott’s site, you’ll find a lot of sample pictures and a in-depth discussion of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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