EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens

B&H Photo has a great deal on the excellent Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens refurbished for only $299.95. (Compare at $499 for a new one.)

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Canon 70-300mm Lens

Canon applied for a patent application on a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens in March 2011.  Presumably, this is an update to the consumer grade line of 75-300mm non-IS lenses.  There’s no mention of image stabilization in the patent; however, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it couldn’t be an IS lens.

These are the current consumer zoom models in this range:

The other line of thought is that a new 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens with image stabilization could replace the existing mid-grade lens as a cheaper/lower model. [click to continue…]

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