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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
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Lens telephoto medium-telephoto Prime lens Zoom lens
Maximum Sensor Size Compatibility 35mm FF APS-C / DX 35mm FF 35mm FF
Maximum Aperture Range F4.0 - F5.6 F4.0 - F5.6 F1.8 F4.0 - F5.6
Min Aperture 45 32 22 45
Photo Filter Thread Size 58 millimeters 58 millimeters 52 millimeters 58 millimeters
Minimum Operating Distance 1.5 meters 1.1 meters 0.45 meters 1.5 meters
Item Weight 1.06 pounds 0.86 pounds 0.29 pounds 1.39 pounds
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The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM telephoto zoom lens is a compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro USM makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

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This compact and lightweight EF 75-300mm telephoto zoom lens is ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The lens is distinguished by a newly developed micro ultra-sonic monitor (USM) that makes autofocusing quicker and quieter, along with an improved zoom mechanism that includes a silver ring on the front for a luxurious touch. The micro USM makes this version of the lens particularly suitable for applications that require a fast autofocus, such as sporting events or wildlife shoots. Best of all, the USM version shares many of the same features that makes the non-USM lens so popular, such as a compact size, a close focusing range, and accessory compatibility. As with all Canon lenses, this unit carries a one-year warranty.

  • 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
Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro USM makes autofocusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

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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  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00004THCZ
  • Item model number: 6472A012AA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 31, 2000

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661 of 728 people found the following review helpful By H. Huntzinger on August 30, 2001
If you're looking at this lens, you're more demanding than the average Joe who takes photos and have high expectations. This lens is not blazingly fast (f/5.6 at 300mm), and to reliably freeze camera shake, you're going to need a 1/500 sec shutter speed, which means that with ISO 100 film, you only can lose one stop of illumination under "Sunny 16" conditions before you have to decide comprimise somewhere to get your shot.
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
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176 of 194 people found the following review helpful By M. Johnson on October 31, 2000
An OK lens for shooting fixed objects and panoramas, but the autofocus is frustratingly slow and almost impossible to use on moving subjects. Limited utility of this lens may explain why it is now often found at fire sale prices.
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100 of 109 people found the following review helpful By MICHAEL DELGAUDIO on January 28, 2002
This lens has been a helpful addition to my camera setup. I purchased this lens and a tripod at the same time. I have found that using this lens at max zoom really does require the use of a tripod, or other stabilization method (such as resting it on a table or railing). There is no way to handhold this lens at 300 mm and still get razor sharp pics. I use this lens to attach to my Canon Rebel 2000. As a beginning photographer I use 400 speed film for nearly all my shots, and have been pleased with the results. I generally do not make enlargements from my prints -- they just go in my photo album -- so the relative graininess of 400 speed is not noticable in 4x6 prints. Coupling this lens with a polarizing filter dramtically improved the contrast and sharpness of distant objects in bright daylight -- particularly distant mountains and scenery. As far as zoom goes, this lens picks up where the standard Rebel lens leaves off and really pulls in the distant objects well. I have not tried to use this lens to shoot fast moving objects at a great distance (such as sports) but for landscapes or distant objects -- perched birds, mountains, bridges, sunsets, I have found this lens to be an absolutely indispensable part of my kit. It attaches and detaches from the camera with ease. The autofocus system focuses within a second -- I've never needed to switch to manual. I knocked a star off because I wish it came with a carrying case. The lens has some heft to it -- it weighs as much as the standard Rebel Body - if not more. It definetly feels solid and well-made, but at the price (which is expensive for me) I feel like I have to treat it with kid gloves, and I can't find a carrying case for it. When I pack this lens in a carryon I stick it inside a few socks to make due.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Memo on December 6, 2002
Here is a zoom lens that produces good photos, but not as good as I get with my Canon 28-105 mm lens. I am overall satisfied with it and USM is a definite plus. However, do not expect astonishingly clear pictures from this lens! And you really have to use a tripod to get the most out of it. I do not carry this lens out most of the time in the camera bag because it is rather heavy. Buy it only if you need the zoom. I have experienced no mechanical or optical problems with this lens and therefore quite satisfied.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Christian on October 25, 2000
I upgraded from a 80-200 to this lens and have really appreciated the extra range. Sure this isn't a professional lens, but for us advanced amateurs it offers all the versatility at a very affordable price. My only problems with this lens is that focus tends to be slow and the barrel is a little stiff. I'd still highly recommend it though.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Palmer on November 18, 2003
Bought this lens for my Canon 300D. I chose to buy it despite a lot of mixed reviews. I love the lens. Great focus throughout the range. Have been using it almost 4 weeks now. It is hard to hand hold at 200-300mm, but I knew that when I bought it, thats why I use a tripod or monopod.
If you want 75-300mm and can't afford the IS $400 version, this is definately a good bet. I'd buy Canon glass anyday over tamron/sigma/quantaray.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Justarasta on February 14, 2004
I bought this lens when I was going to take the kids to the zoo one day. My camera shop was kind enough to remind me I could return it if I were not happy with it. I kept it and have used it several other times with great results on my Digital Rebel. Other than agreeing that there seems to some soft focus if you hit the 300 stop point, the performance of this lens has been a very pleasant surprise - especially when you factor in the price. This is a real lens with a metal lens mount and a fast USM motor that makes focusing instantaneous. I have also found it to be no problem hand holding this lens despite the higher effective focal length since it is mounted on a digital.
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