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Canon EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS

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The light-gathering device of a camera, typically containing a group of compound lenses. Lenses come in different lengths, with very long lens used for long-distance photography.
camera lenses
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Long product name Canon EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS :
The short editorial description of Canon EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS

EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS

Canon EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS:
The official marketing text of Canon EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS as supplied by the manufacturer
This lens is an EF 300mm f/4.0L USM.


Diagonal Angle of View: 8° 15' Lens Construction (elements/groups): 8/7 No. of Diaphragm blades: 8 Minimum Aperture: 32 Closest Focusing Distance (m): 2.5 Maximum Magnification (x): 0.13 AF Actuator: USM Filter Diameter (mm): 77

Compact L-series telephoto lens with an Image Stabilizer that compensates for camera shake with the equivalent effect of a shutter speed two stops faster

A more portable 300mm telephoto lens. Two UD-glass elements effectively correct secondary spectrum. Superb resolution and contrast. Astigmatism is also corrected, and background blur is soft and nice. Built-in hood with a locking mechanism.
Short summary description Canon EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS:
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Canon EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS, 8/7, 9 cm, 8.6°, 7.7 cm, 1.17 kg, 0.13x
Long summary description Canon EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS :

Canon EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS. Lens structure (elements/groups): 8/7, Thread diameter: 9 cm, Diagonal angle of view (max): 8.6°. Filter size: 7.7 cm, Weight: 1.17 kg. Magnification: 0.13x

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon EF 300 mm f4.0 L USM IS based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Lens system
Lens structure (elements/groups) *
The way in which a camera lens is constructed.
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
Thread diameter
9 cm
Lens system
Diagonal angle of view (max)
Weight & dimensions
Filter size *
A filter is a screen, plate, or layer of a substance which absorbs light or other radiation or selectively absorbs some of its components e.g. a UV filter to reduce UV light. Filters come in various sizes.
7.7 cm
Weight *
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1.17 kg
Other features
The degree to which something is or can be magnified (made to appear larger than it is).
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