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

  • Model #: 0345B002
  • Web Code: 10079240
(28 ratings)


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.

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  • 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
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

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

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4.2 / 5
Based on 28 ratings,11 Reviews
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  • from Timmins ON
  • Jan 13, 2016

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 Toronto, ON
  • May 17, 2015


The price for this lens few month ago at Futureshop was $449.99, why it's here at Bestbuy for $649.99 !!!!

  • from Lloydminster, AB
  • Apr 03, 2015

It did the job very well.

The lens was great, it did the work right! I saw the other review down and some of it didn't sound great but after I try it, it actually did the work very well. So for all the people that commented bad about this lens, you didn't get a chance to use it well because its always u to the user not the gear. I would say its not the best but it did the job well.

  • from London, ON
  • Oct 04, 2014


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
  • Apr 25, 2014

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 Toronto
  • Nov 26, 2013

Best long zoom before L Series

I bought this lens as an upgrade from my 55-250mm and am happy with the choice. This is the best long zoom lens you can get from Canon before upgrading to an L Series lens. This version has the IS (stabilizer) option and USM motor drive, and is made in Japan like other better Canon lenses. The lens was on sale for [price] and with a Canon mail in rebate of $150 this lens is an absolute steal. Highly recommended.

  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Jun 25, 2013

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
  • Mar 10, 2013


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
  • Mar 06, 2013

good for the moment

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

  • from Richmond BC
  • Jan 11, 2013


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
  • Nov 29, 2011

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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