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Overview

Long lens, but with slow AF and an aperture that, without IS, needs good light to work well. Not dissimilar in design to the 100-300 5.6 which was around at the same time, however optical quality is much superior, with excellent performance even compared to some newer more expensive lenses.

An 'L' lens for your collection - watch out for condition though. There are no spares for many old long lenses.

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 100-300mm 1:5.6
Lens Construction 15 elements in 10 groups
Minimum Aperture 32
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.26
Closest Focusing Distance 1.5m
Filter Size 58mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 75 x 166.6mm, 695g

Canon EF100-300mm f/5.6L telephoto zoom lens block diagram

EF100-300mm f/5.6L reviews and articles

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Sample images

None available.

Product launch

No information available on the 1987 launch of this lens.

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