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The high-performance L-series EF 300mm super-telephoto lens is a terrific choice for sports photographers and other long-distance users. Sports action requires a fast shutter speed and a long focal length. This lens easily complies thanks to its large maximum aperture--which supports a faster shutter speed--and its 300mm length. The lens also boasts a built-in, dual-mode Image Stabilizer (IS) function. This creates an equivalent shutter speed of up to four stops faster than the same size lens without an image stabilizer, letting you capture long distance hand-held shots far more assuredly. And thanks to the fluorite element and pair of UD-glass elements, the lens effectively corrects the chromatic aberrations that are prone to occur with telephoto lenses. Other features include the world's fastest autofocus (AF) speed with an improved Ring Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and new algorithms; a rugged, lightweight magnesium alloy lens barrel; and a detachable tripod collar that removes smoothly and locks securely. All Canon lenses carry a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 300mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 8 degrees at 15 feet
- Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 8.2 feet
- Filter size: 52mm drop-in
- Dimensions: 5 inches in diameter and 9.9 inches long
- Weight: 90 ounces
- Warranty: 1 year
Image Stabilization adds to whatís already a legendary professional lens. The 300mm f/2.8L IS lens focuses closer (down to 8.2 feet/2.5m), offers the worldís fastest autofocus when used with EOS bodies having 45-point AF, is gasketed and sealed against dust and moisture, and has a lightweight magnesium alloy barrel and tripod collar. Its image quality, aided by both Fluorite and UD-glass, is stellar, and its advanced IS even works on a rock steady tripod--as well as on a monopod or when hand-held.
Long and Fast
A telephoto lens is essential to any serious photographer. For sports action, you will need a fast shutter speed and a long focal length. A large maximum aperture allows a faster shutter speed. In this telephoto lens line-up, the focal lengths range from 135mm to 300mm. If you want compactness, choose a lens with a smaller maximum aperture.
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Lens with Lens Case and HoodTelephoto lens newly equipped with an Image Stabilizer enabling hand-held shooting for easier movement. The fluorite element and two UD-glass elements effectively correct the chromatic aberrations prone to occur with telephoto lenses. With the EOS-1v and EOS-3, the AF speed becomes the world's fastest. To reduce the overall weight and enhance portability, the lens barrel and many other exterior parts use magnesium-alloy. Also, the detachable tripod collar revolves smoothly and locks securely. Specifications: Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 300mm 1:2.8 Lens Construction: 17 elements in 13 groups Diagonal Angleof View: 8º 15' Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM Closest Focusing Distance:2.5m / 8.2 ft.; Filter Size: 52mm Drop-in Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 5.0" x 9.9", 5.6 lbs./ 128.0 x 252.0mm, 2,550g (lens only)