Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6IS USM Lens

  • Model #: 0345B002
  • Web Code: 10079240


The 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.

More Information

  • Faster autofocus, lighter lens, and smaller diameter than the original Canon EF 75-300mm IS
  • Zoom ring can be locked at the 70mm position for easy transportation
  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 70-300mm f/4-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 10 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 84°-23° 20' (with full-frame camera)
  • Focus Adjustment: Front-focusing method with helicoid ring drive
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 4.9 ft./1.5m
  • Zoom System: 6-group helical zoom (rotational angle: 84°)
  • Filter Size: 58mm

What's in the Box?

  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Thunder Bay, ON


I have been a fan of Canon for 40 years and have always been very satisfied with their products. I found this lens to be very good in bright settings but overcast or evening shots it fought to get into focus. The bit of noise focusing wasn't a big issue for me but out of focus pictures was. I would recommend this lens for bright day shots with minimal movement of the intended picture other than that no. I returned the lens to Bestbuy. On a side note I purchased the lens for [price] on sale from [price] now the regular price is [price] a week later.

  • from Moncton, NB

Great product

I had this lens for a month now love a lot takes great sunset photos and animal photos really great and easy to use even when fully zoomed in the photo quality is still great and

  • from Hamilton, ON

Stay Away from this Lens⭐️⭐️

⭐️ Performance in Day light ⭐️ Performance at 70 mm. This Lens performs well in good lighting condition, very clear picture quality. I used this on my Canon T6S. When I first opened the box the feel of the Lens was great, I felt vey happy that I purchased this. Once I installed it even more proud that I am a owner of 70-300mm IS USM. But once started taking picture my excitement proudness all started going down gradually. It did perform well in good lighting from 70-200mm. Even in 300 better. Could have been better with Tripod because of the size of the lens. In Low Light - it's hard to get focus, it keep on hunting with noise. If you put it in live view then the auto focus hunts continuously very badly with grinding noise. I use shutter release button for AF, once you lock the focus you continue to hold the shutter halfway until you take a pictur right? While you were holding the button it CONSTANTLY MAKES noise. I tried to focus between couches in a mild dark spot it didn't work well. I am disappointed that it's auto focus function in low light. I have been waiting for months for this lens to go on sale, finally it did go on sale but, unfortunately this is not up to the mark, hence I am returning it. I might try some other brand or I'll wait to save a little more money to buy a better one.

  • from Canmore, AB


We were extremely disappointed in this product. We found the lens very slow to focus and the pictures just were not crisp and clear. We were grateful that Best Buy allowed us to try it out and took the return with no problems at all.

  • from Timmins ON

Can't beat it for the price.

I have a Canon 5D mark III, Canon 7D mark II, Canon T5i, Canon Rebel XL. This lens fits all my Canons, takes excellent pictures and most are in focus ( I use it mostly with the smaller cameras on the kayaks, water shakes a lot), I use this lens with my bigger cameras as well for fast moving birds and large game. I also have 4 L series lenses as well but the 70-300mm lens is an excellent all around lens novice to expert. You will not be disappointed with it. Many people blame the lens for blurriness, but, most of the time it is camera shake. This lens has beautiful bokeh when used properly. I just love it. I actually have two lenses, one for me and one for my wife and we both use it all the time, especially when on the water, just in case.

  • from London, ON


The mm70 was not able to focus closer. I use it to photo birds and couldn't get a focused shot at anything closer than 20yds.

  • from Calgary, AB

too noisy, image not sharp enough

Got this lens while on sale to pair with a T4i. it was very noisy when focusing, compared to STM lenses. After shot, zoom in from computer to check quality, bokeh was nice however with fuzzy target (not sharp as other lenses). it was returned.

  • from Scarborough, ON

Low-cost Upgrade

I bought this as an upgrade to the EFS 55-250 lens for my 60D. For a bit more money, this lens offers better image quality, longer range, and the benefits of USM focusing. It doesn't have the build quality of the L-series lenses, but for advanced amateurs on a budget, you can't do better.

  • from Newmarket, ON


I had bought a Canon Rebel T3i just after Christmas....I took it on my vacation in Jan/13 and was very impressed with the quality of the pics....but I wished I had the EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6IS USM telephoto lens for the distance shots that I missed....I shopped around and bought it and I love the shots I can take with it to capture wildlife....I am still learning the different ways of taking photos with the camera and telephoto lens. I would suggest both the Camera and this telephoto can go for the more expensive ones but as for starting out this is the one to go with. If you are starting out you learn as you go which is what I have been doing and I love it.

  • from Montreal, QC

good for the moment

good for the moment, there are lots of noise after focusing

  • from Richmond BC


This is my upgrade lens from the EF 75-300. The difference is night and day. The quality and clarity of the images has improved noticeably. This lens is a keeper and always in my bag or on the camera.

  • from Leduc, Ab

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.16IS USM

Got this lens 3 years ago with by D50. It is an amazing lens even in manual mode. Transferred it to my D60 last year. Clarity on long range is superb.

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