Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lense Owner's Manual | Manualzz
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM
Thank you for purchasing a Canon USM lens.
Dedicated to EOS cameras, the Canon EF70-
300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens is a high-
performance telephoto zoom lens equipped
with an Image Stabilizer.
The Image Stabilizer helps to prevent blurred
shots during hand-held shooting at slow
shutter speeds.
“IS” stands for Image Stabilizer.
“USM” stands for Ultrasonic Motor.
Conventions used in this instruction
O Warning to prevent lens or camera
malfunction or damage.
Supplementary notes on using the lens
and taking pictures.
/\ Safety Precautions
/\ Safety Precautions
1. Do not look at the sun or a bright light source
through the lens or camera. Doing so could result in
loss of vision. Looking at the sun directly through the
lens is especially hazardous.
2. Whether it is attached to the camera or not, do
not leave the lens under the sun without the lens
cap attached. This is to prevent the lens from
concentrating the sun’s rays, which could cause a fire.
/\ Handling Cautions
If the lens is taken from a cold environment into a warm
one, condensation may develop on the lens surface and
internal parts. To prevent condensation in this case, first
put the lens into an airtight plastic bag before taking it from
a cold to warm environment. Then take out the lens after it
has warmed gradually. Do the same when taking the lens
from a warm environment into a cold one.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment
unless otherwise specified in the instructions. If such changes or
modifications should be made, you could be required to stop
operation of the equipment.
Filter mounting
Focusing ring
Zoom ring
Image stabilizer switch
1. The Image Stabilizer gives the equivalent
effect of a shutter speed three stops faster.
2. UD lens elements for excellent imaging
3. The Image Stabilizer mode is available
according to shooting conditions.
4. The zoom ring can be fixed at the widest
5. USM for fast, quiet focusing.
6. A truly round aperture hole results in a nicer
background blur.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
* Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
* Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
* Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio
noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the
interference-causing equipment standard entitled “Digital
Apparatus”, ICES-003 of the Industry Canada.
The C€ Mark is a Directive conformity mark of the
European Community (EC)
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Zoom position index
Focus mode switch
Lens mount index
Zoom ring
lock lever
1. Mounting and Detaching the Lens
See your camera’s instructions for details on
mounting and detaching the lens.
After detaching the lens, place the lens with the
rear end up to prevent the lens surface and
electrical contacts from getting scratched.
If the contacts get soiled, scratched, or have
fingerprints on them, corrosion or faulty
connections can result. The camera and lens
may not operate properly.
If the contacts get soiled or have fingerprints on
them, clean them with a soft cloth.
If you remove the lens, cover it with the dust
cap. To attach it properly, align the lens mount
index and the O index of the dust cap as shown
in the diagram, and turn clockwise. To remove it,
reverse the order.
2. Setting the Focus Mode
To shoot in autofocus mode, set the focus mode
switch to AF.
To use only manual focusing, set the focus mode
switch to MF, and focus by turning the focusing
© Unless the focus mode switch is set to MF, you
cannot focus manually.
Do not touch the focusing ring or rotating parts
of the lens while autofocus is in action.
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The ET-65B hood reduces annoying flare and
also protects the front of the lens from rain,
snow, dust, etc.
To attach the hood, connect the hood’s tabs to
the hood attachment tabs on the front end of the
lens, then turn the hood clockwise to secure it.
The hood can be reverse-mounted on the lens
for storage.
y The front end of the lens rotates, so hold it when
attaching the hood.
Part of the picture may be blocked if the hood is
not attached properly.
When attaching or detaching the hood, grasp
the base of the hood to turn it. To prevent
deformation, do not grasp the rim of the hood to
turn it.
4. Zooming
© Be sure to finish zooming before focusing.
Changing the zoom ring after focusing can affect
the focus.
Fixing the Zoom Ring
The zoom ring can be fixed at
the widest position. This function
Is convenient for carrying the
camera on a strap becuase it
prevents the lens from extending
Turn the zoom ring to
the widest position
Slide the zoom ring
lock lever in the
direction indicated by
the arrow.
To release the zoom ring,
slide the zoom ring lock
lever in the direction
opposite to the arrow.
Image Stabilizing
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Selecting the Image
Stabilizer mode.
Use MODE 1 for normal
MODE 1 provides image
stabilization in all
Use MODE 2 for
continuous shots of
moving subjects.
MODE 2 provides image
stabilization only in the
direction of camera
Press the shutter
button halfway to
verify the effect of the
image stabilizer.
When the shutter button
is pressed down halfway,
it takes about 0.5 second
for the image stabilizer
function to provide a
stable image.
Make sure the image in
the viewfinder is stable,
then press the shutter
button the rest of the way
down to take the picture.
7. Tips on Using the Image Stabilizer
The image stabilizer is effective particularly for hand-held shots under the following conditions.
e MODE 1
Stationary subjects
Dimly lit scenes, such as at dusk or indoors
Locations such as art galleries or theater
stages where flash photography is forbidden
Situations in which your footing is uncertain
The Image Stabilizer cannot compensate
for a blurred shot caused by a subject that
Set the STABILIZER switch to OFF when
you are taking pictures using the Bulb
setting (long exposures). If the
STABILIZER switch is set toON, the
image stabilizer function may introduce
The Image Stabilizer might not be fully
effective in the following cases:
* You move the camera for a panned shot.
* You shoot while riding on a bumpy road.
Compared to using a normal non-IS lens,
fewer shots can be taken when you use
an Image Stabilizer lens because more
power is consumed.
The image stabilizer operates for about
two seconds even when your finger is off
the shutter button. Do not remove the lens
while the stabilizer is in operation. This
will cause a malfunction.
8. Filte
You can attach filters to the filter mounting
thread on the front of the lens.
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€ * The front end of the lens rotates, so hold it when
attaching the filter.
* Only one filter may be attached.
5 If you need a polarizing filter, use Canon's PL-C
58mm polarizing filter.
* To adjust the polarizing filter, first remove the
lens hood.
5 When the PL-C 58mm polarizing filter is
attached, the lens cap cannot be attached.
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With Extension Tube EF 12 Il or EF 25 ||, the
camera-to-subject distance and image
magnification will be as follows:
® MODE 2
Bo td Magnification
Near Far Near Far
EF42 Il 70mm | 584 638 0.22x | 0.17x
300mm | 1361 7629 | 0.32x | 0.04x
EE25 || 70mm | 420 428 0.40x | 0.38x
300mm | 1254 3890 0.39x | 0.09x
ib When an Extension Tube is attached, focus
If you are taking continuous shots of a moving
If you are tracking an erratically moving
* MODE 1 should be used in all other situations.
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30V/33V/Elan7N/7NE, Elan |l/Elan Il
E/50/50 E, 300/Rebel2000, IX, and D30,
the Image Stabilizer will not work during
self-timer operation.
When you use a tripod, the Image
Stabilizer should be turned off to save
battery power.
The stabilizer is equally effective for hand-
held photography and photography with a
The image stabilizer function also
operates when the lens is used with an
Extension Tube EF12 Il or EF25 II.
© If you set the camera's Custom Function
to change the assigned button to operate
the AF, the Image Stabilizer will operate
when you press the newly assigned AF
9. Gelatin Filter Holder (Sold separately)
With the Gelatin Filter Holder, you can use filters
to create various effects.
The Gelatin Filter Holder compatibility is shown
Gelatin Filter Holder Ill:
Compatible (Up to two hoods can be used)
Gelatin Filter Holder IV:
Compatible (Up to three hoods can be used)
i» Focus manually when the Gelatin Filter Holder is
11. Close-up Lenses (Sold separately)
Attaching a 500/500D or 250D (58mm) Close-up
Lens enables close-up photography.
The magnification will be as follows:
500/500D 250D
70mm 0.14x - 0.22% 0.29x - 0.38x
300mm 0.58x - 0.90x Incompatible
@ Sales of the 500 Close-up Lens may already be
terminated in some areas.
When using a Close-up Lens, focus manually.
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The lens length is measured from the mount surface to the front end of the lens. Add 17 mm when including
the lens cap and dust cap.
The size and weight listed are for the lens only, except as indicated.
Aperture settings are specified on the camera.
The EF1.4X Il/EF2X Il extenders cannot be used with this lens.
All data listed is measured according to Canon standards.
Product specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
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