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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM versus Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=70mm & f/4[?]
15

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
11P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
5.5TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.5%
Vignetting
[?]
-1.3EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
10µm
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=100mm & f/4[?]
18

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
13P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
5.2TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.4%
Vignetting
[?]
-1.2EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
6µm
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Announced2005-10-01 
Indicative price (USD) 547 
Aperturef/4-5.6  
Focal range (mm) 70 - 300  
Filter diameter (mm) 58 
Max diameter (mm) 76.5 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationYes  
AF MotorUSM  
Zoom typeRing  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusNo  
Number of lenses15  
Number of groups10  
Diaphragm blades8  
Circular apertureYes  
Length (mm)142.8  
Weight (gr)630  

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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Announced2010-08-01 
Indicative price (USD) 1599 
Aperturef/4-5.6  
Focal range (mm) 70 - 300  
Filter diameter (mm) 67 
Max diameter (mm) 89 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationYes  
AF MotorUSM  
Zoom typeRing  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountOptional  
ColorWhite  
Full-Time manual focusYes  
Number of lenses19  
Number of groups14  
Diaphragm blades8  
Circular apertureYes  
Length (mm)143  
Weight (gr)1050  

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