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Canon EF 100-300 mm f/ 5.6 L Lens

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Canon EF 100-300 mm f/ 5.6 L lens

Optical design

Canon EF 100-300 mm f/ 5.6 L optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1987

Optical design: 15 elements in 10 groups

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Average price: $130


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
100mm - 300mmf/5.6f/3281.558695/24,5166.6/6,6

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The Canon EF 100-300 mm f/ 5.6 L

  • Max. magnification 0.25х (at 300 mm)
  • Diameter 75 mm
  • No USM

The Canon EF 100-300mm f/5.6L  is a high-performance telephoto 3x zoom lens  for Canon EF SRL cameras.

It includes an ultra-low dispersion glass element. The lens excellently corrects chromatic and other types of aberrations. It delivers good resolution at all focal lengths. The image is fine. At the focal length of 300 mm its maximum aperture ratio is 0.25x.

It is a push-pull zoom lens. During focusing operations the from element rotates and extends around 1 cm. It has too much plastic in the construction. The image is irreproachable, which is traditional for Canon

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Posted by: mysterion   Date of publication: 27.09.2011

Mechanical quality3.001
Optical quality4.001
Pricing / Value4.001
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