Canon telephoto zoom lens - 100 mm - 300 mm F/4.5-5.6 for Canon EF

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Canon telephoto zoom lens - 100 mm - 300 mm F/4.5-5.6 for Canon EF

Canon offers this highly practical and portable telephoto zoom lens. The five zoom groups make the length only 4.8 in. (121.5mm). With rear focusing, ...

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published 24/10/2006 | happydadtoo
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I am a schoolmaster at a major public school with 30 years experience. I have 3 delightful daughters and my other interests include photography, gardening and cooking. I help with www.biologymad.com for A-level biologists.
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Pro Light in weight for its size; ultra-fast focussing
Cons Faster lenses exist (at a price!); zoom range a modest x3
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"Excellent first telephoto lens."

I used one of these lenses on a 35mm camera for many years and now use it on my Canon 20D.
It is light in weight, and, fitted with the essential but pricey lens hood, produces sharp, flare-free photos throughout the zoom range. It is easy to handle and allows manual focussing WITHOUT moving any switches to disengage the motor. In addition, the lens focusses so quickly as to be near-instantaneous and is also completely silent.
The maximum aperature varies from a slow 4 to 5.6, which limits its use in dim lighting conditions, such as in a church or theatre. This is the price for the light weight design - a wider front glass makes a for a heavier, and far more costly, lens.
The front of teh lens has a 58mm screw thread, allowing for teh easy attachment of a UV filter, which I would regard as essential to protect the front element.
The lens fits inside a standard 'pouch'-type protective carrying bag and this is also necessay to protect the lens when carrying it about on a shoot.
So... add an extra £35 or so for a UV filter, pouch and lens hood on top of the advertised (new) price; secondhand lenses usually have these supplied as standard.

I have used my lens for well over 5000 shots and many hours besides soccer pitches in all weathers and it has never let me down - STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
HD2

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Product Information : Canon telephoto zoom lens - 100 mm - 300 mm F/4.5-5.6 for Canon EF

Manufacturer's product description

Canon offers this highly practical and portable telephoto zoom lens. The five zoom groups make the length only 4.8 in. (121.5mm). With rear focusing, the lens does not change length or rotate during focusing. Any filter effects therefore remain intact. It also makes autofocusing quick and quiet.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon telephoto zoom lens - 100 mm - 300 mm, Canon EF telephoto zoom lens - 100 mm - 300 mm

Lens System: Telephoto zoom lens

Intended For: 35mm SLR, digital SLR

Mounting Type: Canon EF

Lens Aperture: F/4.5-5.6

Focal Length: 100 mm - 300 mm

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Min Focus Range: 1.5 m

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Lens Construction: 10 group(s) / 13 element(s)

Special Functions: Tele, zoom

Filter Size: 58 mm

Length: 12.2 cm

Weight: 540 g, 0.54 kg

Localisation: English

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Designed For: EOS

Min Focus Distance: 1.5 m

Manufacturer: Canon

Product type: Camera Lenses

General

MPN: 2565A004, 2565A010AA, 2565A010

Length: 12.2 cm

Diameter: 7.4 cm, 7.3 cm

Weight: 540 g, 0.54 kg

Colour: Black

Localisation: English

Lens System

Type: Telephoto zoom lens

Special Functions: Tele, zoom

Intended For: 35mm SLR, digital SLR

Focal Length: 100 mm - 300 mm

Lens Aperture: F/4.5-5.6

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Magnification: 0.26, 0.2

Min Focus Range: 1.5 m

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Max View Angle: 24 degree(s)

Min View Angle: 8.3 degree(s)

Lens Construction: 10 group(s) / 13 element(s)

Filter Size: 58 mm

Diaphragm Blades: 8

Mounting Type: Canon EF

Features: Internal focusing system, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), full-time manual focusing, rear focusing system

Min Focus Distance: 1.5 m

Minimum Aperture: F/32 - f/38

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Dust cap, lens cap

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Compatibility Information

Designed For: Canon EOS

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