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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens

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  • Front group rotating extension system with micromotor drives the AF for proper focusing
  • Lens construction of 13 elements in 9 groups for crystal-clear images
  • Focus on subjects as close as 4.9 feet

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Focus on the subject at hand.

Capture far-off action or zoom in for an intimate portrait with this EF 75-300mm telephoto zoom lens by Canon. Compact and lightweight, this 4x telephoto zoom lensis ideal for dynamic and challenging environments such as sports, portraits, wildlife.

  • Focal Length and Maximum Aperture: 75-300mm 1:4-5.6
  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 32° 11 feet-8° 15 feet
  • Focus adjustment: Front group rotating extension system with Micromotor
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 1.5m/4.9 feet
  • Filter size: 58mm
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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens
 
3.9

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Superior build quality (10)
  • Fast auto-focus (8)
  • Super-sharp images (8)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Slow auto-focus (12)
  • Semi-sharp images (10)
  • Noisy (3)
  • Poor build quality (3)

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    Reviewed by 41 customers

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    4.0

    good to have for occasional use

    By 1492tc

    from MT

    Pros

    • Superior build quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens:

        This is a great lens for occasional use on a crop sensor EOS camera. It is easy to use, not bulky, and has good build quality for the price.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great lens

        By Leather

        from St Pete fl

        Pros

        • Fast auto-focus
        • Light Weight
        • true and beautiful colors

        Cons

        • very evident ca

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens:

          By reading the other reviews I believe I got an exceptionally good one. No problems with auto focus (unless I try to get to close to the subject) and I do not miss the IS at all even at full zoom hand held all my pictures come out just beautiful ! The only issue I have found is in high contrast you do get a lot of CA even with a CPL filter, but this is my only complaint. For the price you pay you get a really great lens.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great lens for the price.

          By Jewels

          from Buffalo, NY

          Pros

          • Superior build quality
          • Super-sharp images

          Cons

          • would love to see a 2.8 on this.

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens:

            This lens is great for the price. I read a lot of reviews of people complaining that there is no IS on it. First of all you don't use an IS with a tripod. Secondly, using AF really doesn't give you the sharpest photos. That is what manual focal ring is for. Over all the lens MTP chart has a high rating at 75-200mm. If you want to have a good telephoto lens for a great price then this is a good buy. If you can't afford a more expensive lens and worry about possible camera shake, because there is no IS on this lens, remember you can always use mirror lock up on your camera or live view.

            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good beginner lens, nothing special.

            By dhalb

            from North Dakota

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Excellent range

            Cons

            • Chromatic aberration
            • needs to be stopped down.
            • No image stabilizer
            • Poor build quality
            • Semi-sharp images
            • Slow Auto-Focus

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens:

              Great lens for beginners because of its low price. It's also fairly light for its focal length. It can produce a few nice photos provided you know what you're doing. But that's about where the pros end. If you're looking for super-sharp professional quality images, you're going to have to look somewhere else. The focus is soft to begin with, but once you go over 200mm it gets dramatically worse. The Auto Focus has a lot of trouble with low-light situations, and is fairly picky while in AI Servo. Not to mention slow. I've had a couple instances where it took nearly 10 (ten) seconds to focus. There's also an issue with Chromatic Aberration. Everyone loves pincushioning and purple fraying around their subject, right? Anyway, aside from the soft focus, slow AF, and CA problems, the lack of the Image Stabilizer is truly the major downfall to this lens. I recommend using a tripod above 135mm, and I don't even attempt hand-shooting over 200mm after dozens of failed shots. For a superior quality lens with a similar focal length that doesn't break your bank, I recommend picking up the 55-250mm IS II instead.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Infinity focus is blurry

              By mkt

              from Arizona

              Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens:

              Purchased December 2012 with bundled T3i. Nice lens with wide zoom range. Manual focus at the infinity setting is blurry, you have to back it off just a tad. Internal focusing mechanism just not up to old standards. You can not just set it to infinity and shoot. Many posts on web about the out of focus at infinity issue. It is a problem I did not expect to have. Not critical but really annoying.

              (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              great starter

              By Big Ro

              from New york, NY

              Pros

              • Great for beginners

              Cons

              • Slow Auto-Focus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                Got this with my T3 kit in a bundle for Black Friday. First foray stepping away from point and shoot. Read a lot of reviews and complaints. First off, it's not an L lens so people need to stop comparing. If you realize what you have, then you are good to go. As far as the 200mm to 300mm zoom goes, it's imperative to use a tripod or you will get nothing but blur. I tried this and was disappointed until I used a tripod/monopod. The zoom, with manual focus, can get you that good to sometimes great shot all the time. Until you are ready to step your game up, this is a very good lens to learn the basics. Just remember what you have and your expectations will be reached.

                (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not much to say... it's ...

                By D.T.

                from Twentynine Palms, CA

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Great Range

                Cons

                • No IS
                • Poor build quality
                • Semi-sharp images
                • Slow Auto-Focus

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                  Not much to say... it's average lens all-around. Not a bad lens, but not really good. It has great range, but you will need a tripod, for sure. Images are nice, but not perfect. Great lens for beginners because of price. No USM, and no IS make it pretty plain. I bought a 55-250mm IS lens to replace this one. If I know I'm going somewhere where I'll need the extra zoom, and I plan on bringing a tripod, I will bring this one out of the closet for a bit. If you're looking to buy a telephoto zoom, save up for a couple more months and get the 55-250mm IS lens. For what it's worth, you absolutely can't argue with the value.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  great for beginners

                  By Harlem knight

                  from New York, NY

                  Pros

                  • Super-sharp images

                  Cons

                  • Slow Auto-Focus

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                    Got this extra with my rebel t3 kit, my first foray away from the point and shoot. So far so good. While I'm not a professional, I take the occasional shots whenever something catches my eye. As I've been playing with the lenses, I've noticed that if you follow the parameters of the lens, it will give you good to great results. Tried to take a picture of the big and little dipper, guess it wasn't enough light as the camera just wouldn't focus. On some subjects, it just keeps focusing, found out a couple of steps taken backward can alleviate that issue. Overall, so far, its a good lens and can give you great shots. Being that it doesn't have IS, if you zoom to the max, you'll get nothing but blur so invest in a tripod. Anything closer and the focus is great.

                    (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Poor performer at best.

                    By ChatRoomKiller

                    from Houston, TX

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Semi-sharp images
                      • Slow Auto-Focus

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                        Out of the box, my focus ring sticks before getting to infinity when on autofocus. It canl not take a distant object in focus while set over 200mm on any setting. In over 100 attempts ZERO pictures are in focus. Even on landscape mode or manual with focus set on infinity and the Fstop raised to f16 are still blurry at 200mm - 300mm. This lens is simply no good.

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Sad

                        By Q

                        from WA state

                        Pros

                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                        • Semi-sharp images

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                          I used to be a serious amateur and loved my FTb, A1 and EF bodies for 35mm. Canon FD lenses were known for their sharpness; the difference between lower priced Canon glass and the upper end lenses was the speed of the lens. The faster lenses were more expensive, but even the less expensive models were sharp. After relying on my G9 for a few years, I am getting back into SLRs. This lens has none of the old quality. Even in-focus photos are soft and I doubt it's because of my 50D body. This lens is a huge disappointment.

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