Canon Unveils EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM Zoom Lens

Canon just unveiled the new EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens featuring NANO USM technology for fast and quiet focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop image stabilization. 

This is the second Canon lens equipped with NANO USM technology, a focusing motor that combines the benefits of a ring USM (ultrasonic motor) for high-speed AF during still photo shooting and lead-screw type STM (stepping motor) for smooth and quiet video autofocusing (AF)

Features for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens include:

• High-speed autofocus for shooting stills and smooth, near-silent autofocus when shooting video is achieved by incorporating NANO USM technology.

• New Lens Information Display shows focusing distance, focal length and shake amount.

• One UD Lens helps reduce chromatic aberration and delivers outstanding high resolution and high-contrast results.

• Image Stabilizer effect at up-to-4 stops of shake correction helps capture sharp images.

• Circular aperture (9 blades) helps deliver soft backgrounds.

• Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.

The Canon EF 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens is scheduled to go on sale in November 2016, for an estimated retail price of $549.99.