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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Review
The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM is a compact 70-300mm zoom lens feature a unique optical technology called “Diffractive Optics” (DO). This unique system allows for Canon to make the lens significantly more compact than a standard 70-300mm. The lens features Canons Image Stabilization and USM focusing systems but carries a rather hefty price premium over the standard Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM lens. I have not formally tested this lens, but have been intrigued due to it’s small size and significantly lower price when purchased used.
- Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM - $1399.00
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What I Like
- Internally Focused
- Small/compact size
- Build quality
- Image Stabilization
What I Don't Like
- Does not include a lens hood
- Image quality does not seem to be as good as the less expensive 70-300mm lenses.
Overall User Rating
4.32 out of 5
based on 190 user reviews online.
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|Focal Length||70 - 300 mm|
|Minimum Focus distance||55.2 inches|
|Number of Elements||18|
|Number of Groups||12|
|Aperture Blade Design||Hexagonal|
|Number of Aperture Blades||6|
|Filter Size||58 mm|
|Lens Mount Construction||Metal|
|Distance Scale||Yes - No Hyper Focal Markings|