By Eric Yang
on 12.27.10

Canon’s incredibly popular compact, long-range shooter has finally received the L treatment it always deserved with the recent release of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto ($1,570). Canon’s “L-series” (think “L” for Lexus compared to Toyota in terms of build-quality) means the EF 70-300 receives a set of robust features including tack sharp Ultra Low Dispersion glass, rock-solid weather-resistant construction, an Ultra-Sonic motor for near-instantaneous focusing, and the latest version of Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization System. Canon’s latest stabilization system is good for four stops, which means you can capture more stable images in less light, a difficult combination in long-range shooting. The lens, popular for sports, wildlife, and portraits, is compact enough to be carried all-day without the massive bulk and length most long-range lenses are plauged with. Sure, it may not be a beginner lens but what’s wrong with giving yourself a pro advantage?

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