Photo ID Quick Select

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II

ephotozine
4.5/5
User Rating @ fredmiranda
10/10
User Rating @ amazon
5/5
User Rating @ bhphotovideo
5/5
User Rating @ slrgear
10/10
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II
Add to Compare List
Invalid currency given.
Invalid currency given.
Invalid currency given.
Invalid currency given.
Invalid currency given.
  • 4 stop Image Stabilizer
  • 3 IS modes
  • SWC coating (Subwavelength structure coating)
  • USM (Ultrasonic AF motor)
  • 9 blades rounded diaphragm opening
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II
Canon EF 300 mm f/2.8 L IS II USM
MTF Charts: 
Canon EF 300 mm f/2.8 L IS II USM mtf chart

Overview

Description by Canon:

High-performance L-series super-telephoto lens, with 4 stop Image Stabilizer with 3 modes ideal for all types of action photography. The EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM delivers outstanding image quality in a robust lightweight construction.

Features

  • 300mm f/2.8 high-performance super-telephoto lens
  • Part of Canon’s acclaimed L series
  • Durable, rugged and lightweight
  • 4 stop Image Stabilizer
  • Enhanced image quality with SWC coating
  • 3 IS modes
  • Quiet and fast autofocus

Light weight L-series super-telephoto lens, for all types of action photography.

High performance super-telephoto lens
With a large aperture of f/2.8, the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a high performance super-telephoto lens delivering exceptional image quality in a durable and lightweight design.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are highly resistant to dust and moisture.

4-stop Image Stabilizer
A 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer – specially designed for the lens’ specific focal length range – works to counteract image blur, which can occur during handheld shooting, or at slow shutter speeds. Automatic panning detection ensures effective performance when tracking moving subjects and, as the IS system is based in the lens, results are visible through the viewfinder during framing.

Enhanced image quality with SWC coating 
Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented Subwavelength structure coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.

3 IS Modes
Ideally suited for all types of action photography especially those disciplines that require the utilization of panning, the new IS mode 3 only activates the image stabilizer element during exposure.

Fast, quiet auto focus
A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms contribute to fast AF performance. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF mode.

 

Reviews

"With the price tag of this lens, you would expect top-tier results - and pleasantly, there's no surprise here. On either the sub-frame Canon 7D or the full-frame Canon 1Ds mkIII, we noted excellent results for sharpness from ƒ/2.8 all the way to ƒ/8. At ƒ/11 diffraction limiting starts to set in, but even then there's no

practical impact on sharpness until ƒ/16, where there is a very slight reduction in overall sharpness.

Post date: 22/11/2011 - 00:00

"The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens is far from the first 300mm f/2.8 lens Canon has made and the second image stabilized 300mm f/2.8 lens. The original Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens was a very impressive lens itself - I often used it as my reference lens for DSLR reviewing. Because this lens was so good, I was not overly excited about the version II lens being announced.

Post date: 17/11/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
21.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
3.2 TStop
Distortion: 
0.00%
Vignetting: 
-1.0 EV
Chr. aberration: 
4.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Ring type USM.
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
300mm
Angle of view: 
8.25°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
16 elements in 12 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
2.00m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 4-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
128.0mm
Length: 
248.0mm
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
52mm Drop in
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

Compatible Cameras

A notice Our vast database is currently being re-constructed. Estimated finishing date is sometime in June/July 2012. Bookmark us and check back again for the grand opening of the ultimate Lens database. The Estiasis.com team

Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 100D Front View
Click to add to compare list
Front View
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N Front View
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 1D Mark III Front View
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Front View
Click to add to compare list
Front View
Click to add to compare list
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 20D Front View
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 20Da Front View
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 300D Front View
Click to add to compare list
Front View
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 40D Front View
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 550D Front View
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 5D Front View
Click to add to compare list
Click to add to compare list
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 600D Front View
Click to add to compare list
Click to add to compare list
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 6D front view
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS 700D Front View
Click to add to compare list
Click to add to compare list
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Front View

Compatible Teleconverters

AF supported

Click to add to compare list
Click to add to compare list
Click to add to compare list
Click to add to compare list
Selected Items
Click to close the selection preview
Compare List
Teleconverters: Click to see the selected items
Click to Compare the selected items
Flashes: Click to see the selected items
Click to Compare the selected items
Lenses: Click to see the selected items
Click to Compare the selected items
Cameras: Click to see the selected items
Click to Compare the selected items