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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- Focal length and maximum aperture: 75-300mm 1:4-5.6
- Lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 32 Degree 11 ft. - 8 Degree 15 ft.
- Front group rotating extension system with USM focus adjustment
- Closest focusing distance: 1.5m/4.9 ft.
- 75-300mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
- Micro ultra-sonic monitor (USM) makes autofocusing quicker and quieter than before
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ET-60|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Micro-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||2.8 x 2.8 x 4.8 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.48 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||1.06 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||1.50 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0 - F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||75 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||75 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||13|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||32.17 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.32 pounds|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
From the Manufacturer
- Focal length: 75-300mm
- Maximum aperture: 1:4.5-5.6
- Lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 32 degrees (at 11 feet) to 8 degrees (at 15 feet)
- Focus adjustment: Front group rotating extension system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 4.9 feet
- Zoom system: Rotating type
- Filter size: 58mm
- Dimensions: 2.8 inches in diameter, 4.8 inches long
- Weight: 16.8 ounces
With the addition of a Micro USM for faster and even quieter autofocus, this version of the EF 75-300mm is well-suited for sports and other applications requiring fast AF. The USM version shares the compact size, close focusing range, and accessory compatibility of the non-USM lens. For many advanced amateurs, the 75-300 range is ideal as a versatile entry into telephoto photography.
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Package Type: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
That said, I found there to be less difference among the directly-comparable lenses (the non-USM, USM, and IS versions) than I'd have thought. On the test shots I took using a Canon Digital Rebel XT, I didn't find full-zoom telephoto shots to be appreciably softer in the non-IS version reviewed herein, nor were the images overly soft for my liking period.
The USM focusing didn't seem to make as much of a difference as I'd expected over the non-USM model, either. Focusing was still relatively slow (as other reviewers have pointed out), although once an initial focus has been made, adjustments aren't too slow unless changing to a subject substantially nearer or farther away. HOWEVER, the AF engine did make a number of "mistakes" when using this lens that it did not using the IS lens (or, of course, the L-series glass); more than once I had to either switch to manual focus or try multiple times to get the right focus "lock." Furthermore, the USM model doesn't get you internal focus, either, like with higher-end lenses, so the end still rotates during focusing, which can be problematic with a circular polarizer or other filters.
Overall, I'd say that you "get what you pay for"; this is a very inexpensive lens, and it shows in some areas. But it's not nearly as bad as some would make it out to be.Read more ›
Consequently, shots into the shade, or conducted under the warmer and softer lighting conditions of the morning/evening will inevitably drive you to the comprimise of a high ISO grainy film or the bulk of a tripod to make up for this lens's lack of optical speed. If you always shoot in full noon sunshine, you'll be okay.
Even though its a great tool, most people don't like to carry a tripod, so the solution is to either accept grain in enlargements, not take certain photos, spend more money to go to a faster lens, or some combination of the above. I'll say it again: the most cost-effective alternative is to use a tripod. The next cost-effective alternative is Canon's "IS" (Image Stabilization) lens technology. There are two contenders in this focal length, the 75-300mm IS and the 100-400mm IS. The former is nearly a duplicate of this lens.... The latter is a 3 lb pro lens.... Of these two, the 75-300mm IS is the bargain.
I started with this lens and after just a few test rolls, returned it and got the 75-300mm IS. The IS technology reliably affords an additional effective two stops of speed, although it cannot be used to freeze subject motion as the shutter will normally also do. But it makes the use of high quality films, such as Fuji Velvia (ISO 50), Kodachrome 64 and even Ekta (Kodak Royal Gold) ISO 25 feasible. -hh
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm just going to start this off with saying that I am by no means a professional photographer or even close to that category. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Kaitlin
I've bought this just to have a 300mm in my kit, not for cutting edge purposes. This lens are a bit rough to move. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
good stuff. nice glass and good zoom. enough bokeh-ability to matter. solid and cost efficient.Published 13 days ago by Omar Brown