Canon EF 100-300mm f/5.6L

Canon EF 100-300mm f/5.6L

Lens Summary

Brand: Canon

Also Known As: Canon EF 100-300mm f/5.6L

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF

Release Date: 1987-01-01

MSRP Price: N/A

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued


Canon EF 100-300mm f/5.6L Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length100-300mm
Mount TypeCanon EF
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm SLR
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio3x
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximum Aperturef/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)N/A
Optical Information
Lens Elements15
Lens Groups10
Diaphragm Blades8
SWC (SubWavelength Structure Coating)No
Super Spectra CoatingNo
Focus Information
FocusAutofocus
Built-in Focus MotorYes
UltraSonic Motor (USM)No
Minimum Focus Distance1.5m
Filter Information
Filter Size58mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Weight695g
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. 1) Nilson Bazana
    March 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Outdated. Cumbersome. Clunky. You can give ears to all the hype out there they can throw at this forgotten jewel: it is all that; true, but the images it yields don’t put it to any kind of shame whatsoever if compared to the likes of 70-200mm f/4 or (I bet, as I’ve never owned it) the 70-300mm L: the images are tacky sharp, with chromatic aberration well under control – even for today’s standards as older wide angles (but much younger than the 100-300mm L) already show their age in regards to CA) – take the 17-40mm L, for instance.

    I’d postponed buying this one for a good part of a decade – mainly due to the risk of their state being a shambles – but finally took the plunge last year and was lucky enough to find a mint condition sample, with spot on optics – I’ve never looked back!

    It, along other unrelated, rare-to-find, discontinued items (that make up the bulk of my hobbies plethora), such as my Sennheiser HD-580 headphones and my Celestron SPC8 telescope, is sure to not be sold or parted with in the foreseeable future – for the simple reason I’d hate myself for selling later on.

    So, for telephoto fanboys like myself, do grab a mint condition one of you like to possess a piece of Canon’s history that unfortunately belongs to a bygone time when beauty was in the eye of the beholder and quality mattered more.

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