Image Stabilizer gives equivalent effect of a shutter speed three stops faster during hand-held shooting
UD lens elements to effectively correct aberration for high quality throughout the zoom range
Closest focus distance of just 1.5m at all zoom focal lengths
Zoom ring locking mechanism that locks the lens at its shortest total length
Circular aperture producing attractive background defocus
Micro USM and new AF algorithms for fast and quiet autofocus
Only environmentally friendly lead-free glass used in lens construction
Improved Image Stabilizer Technology provides up to three stops of "shake" correction, and the "Mode 2" option stabilizes images while panning with a moving subject. Compared to the original Canon EF 75-300mm IS zoom lens, this telephoto lens has faster autofocus, and overall the lens is lighter and has a smaller diameter than the original. The zoom ring can be locked at the 70mm position, making this powerful lens easy to transport, too.