Canon Zoom Lens Ef 100 300mm

By | 12/10/2022

Canon SLR EF-mount zoom lens

A Canon EF 100-300mm f/5.6L zoom lens

EF 100–300mm
refers to three telephoto zoom lenses produced past Canon. They are of the EF lens mount that is uniform with the EOS line of cameras.

The iii versions are:

  • f/v.6
  • f/5.6L
  • f/iv.5–5.6 USM

The 2 versions were contemporaries, launched at the start of the Canon EOS system. The L version had a different optical construction which improved sharpness, color, and chromatic aberrations. Otherwise the lenses were physically similar. Canon decided to upgrade the non-50 version in the early on 1990s to the iv.5-5.6 version, non the L. It had improved styling, a ring zoom command instead of push-pull, and a larger (faster) aperture at the wider end. It also fabricated use of a much faster and much quieter Ultrasonic (“USM”) motor for autofocus command, instead of the Arc-Form Bulldoze (“AFD”) found on the 5.half dozen lenses. The L version never received this upgrade, and information technology lasted long afterwards the v.6 non-Fifty had been discontinued. Following Canon practice, the L lens was sold including its lens hood and protective case.



Attribute f/5.6
f/5.6L[2] f/4.5–5.6 USM[iii]
Image stabilizer No No
Band USM No No Yes Yes
L-series No No Yes Yeah No No
Diffractive Optics No No
Ultra-depression dispersion glass element No No Yes Yes No No
Synthetic Fluorite glass chemical element No No Yes Yes No No
Macro Yes Yes
Brusk back focus No No
Maximum discontinuity f/5.6 f/4.v–5.6
Minimum discontinuity f/32 f/forty
Weight 685 one thousand 695 g 540 g
Max. Diameter x Length 75 mm ten 166.8 mm 75 mm ten 166.6 mm 73 mm ten 121.5 mm
Filter diameter 58 mm
Horizontal viewing angle 20°–half-dozen°fifty’
Vertical viewing angle 14°–4°35′
Diagonal viewing angle; 24°–8°15′
Groups/elements 9/xv x/15 x/13
# of diaphragm blades 8
Closest focusing altitude two one thousand ane.5 m
Currently in production? No No
Release engagement March 1987 June 1987 June 1990



  1. ^

    Canon Inc. “EF100-300mm f/5.6”.
    Canon Camera Museum
    . Retrieved

  2. ^

    Canon Inc. “EF100-300mm f/5.6L”.
    Catechism Photographic camera Museum
    . Retrieved

  3. ^

    Canon Inc. “EF100-300mm f/4.5-v.6 USM”.
    Catechism Camera Museum
    . Retrieved

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