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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM versus Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM versus Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=300mm & f/2.8[?]
28

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
21P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
3.2TStop
Distortion
[?]
0%
Vignetting
[?]
-1EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
4µm
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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=300mm & f/2.8[?]
25

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
17P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
3.4TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.1%
Vignetting
[?]
-1EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
3µm
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Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=300mm & f/5.6[?]
17

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
13P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
4.6TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.2%
Vignetting
[?]
-0.8EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
6µm
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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Announced2010-09-01 
Indicative price (USD) 6599 
Aperturef/2.8  
Focal range (mm) 300  
Filter diameter (mm) 52 
Max diameter (mm) 128 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationYes  
AF MotorUSM  
Zoom type/  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountYes  
ColorWhite  
Full-Time manual focusYes  
Number of lenses16  
Number of groups12  
Diaphragm blades9  
Circular apertureYes  
Length (mm)248  
Weight (gr)2350  

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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Announced1999-07-01 
Indicative price (USD) 6000 
Aperturef/2.8  
Focal range (mm) 300  
Filter diameter (mm) 52 
Max diameter (mm) 128 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationYes  
AF MotorUSM  
Zoom type/  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountYes  
ColorGrey  
Full-Time manual focusYes  
Number of lenses17  
Number of groups13  
Diaphragm blades8  
Circular apertureNo  
Length (mm)252  
Weight (gr)2550  

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Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
Announced1997-03-01 
Indicative price (USD) 1269 
Aperturef/4  
Focal range (mm) 300  
Filter diameter (mm) 77 
Max diameter (mm) 90 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationYes  
AF MotorUSM  
Zoom type/  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountYes  
ColorWhite  
Full-Time manual focusYes  
Number of lenses15  
Number of groups11  
Diaphragm blades8  
Circular apertureNo  
Length (mm)221  
Weight (gr)1190  

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Aperture: 4 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 32

in micrometer