Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Compared to the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens

SpecificationsCanon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens
  Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens
Year Introduced20182010
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-CFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups20/1519/14
Angle of View: Diagonal34°- 12°34º - 8º 15'
Angle of View: Horizontal29° – 10°29º - 6º 50'
Angle of View: Vertical19°30' – 7°19º 30' - 4º 35'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4.0-32 f/4-32 / f/5.6-45
Aperture Max by Focal Length 70-103mm = f/4.0
104-154mm = f/4.5
155-228mm = f/5.0
229-300mm = f/5.6
Number of Aperture Blades 9 8
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 28.2 oz  (800g) 37.1 oz  (1050g)
Actual Weight 27.7 oz  (785g) 37.4 oz  (1060g)
Lens Hood Weight 1.9 oz  (55g) 2.3 oz  (65g)
Tripod Ring Weight 4.9 oz  (139g)
In-Use Weight 34.6 oz  (979g) 39.7 oz  (1125g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.15 x 6.93”  (80 x 176mm) 3.5 x 5.63”  (89 x 143mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.15 x 7.23”  (80 x 183.6mm) 3.52 x 5.94”  (89.4 x 151mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 3.9”  (98.3mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 7.23”  (183.6mm) 7.95”  (201.9mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? Y / N N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 2.11”  (53.5mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.94 x 2.86”  (100.1 x 72.7mm) 4.09 x 3.27”  (103.8 x 83.1mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 9.84 - 9.84”  (250 - 250mm) 9.02 - 11.12”  (229.1 - 282.6mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 1.75” / 1.83”  (44.4mm / 46.6mm) 0.92” / 1.7”  (23.4mm / 43.1mm)
Filter Size 72mm  UV ► CP ► 67mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type Ring USM Ring USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 150° 150°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
3.3' (1m) - ∞
9.8' (3m) - ∞
N
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window Y / Window
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 39.37”  (1000mm) 47.24”  (1200mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 37.52” / 37.95”  (953mm / 964mm) 40.91” / 43.82”  (1039mm / 1113mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.27x 0.21x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.34-0.06x 0.29-0.04x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.43-0.14x 0.38-0.09x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 69° 92°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? O / Y O / Y
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N Y
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ET-78B Buy ► Y / ET-73B Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y Y / Y
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 5 / Y Y / 4 / Y
Extender Compatible? Y N
Case Included? / Type? Y / LP1224 Buy ► Y / LP1424 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 70mm = 8.63'
100mm = 11.83'
135mm = 15.82'
200mm = 22.60'
280mm = 30.62'
400mm = 43.32'
70mm = 7.94'
100mm = 11.22'
135mm = 15.08'
200mm = 22.11'
300mm = 32.18'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 70mm = 2631mm
100mm = 3606mm
135mm = 4823mm
200mm = 6889mm
280mm = 9333mm
400mm = 13205mm
70mm = 2461mm
100mm = 3422mm
135mm = 4598mm
200mm = 6740mm
300mm = 9811mm
 
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