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Since you aren't being specific about which 75-300, I'll just assume it's because they don't have image stabilization (IS). Cheaper Canon 75-300mm lenses don't usually have this feature. The UD lenses have fluorite (I think) elements. At any rate, the "UD" tag in the lens name = ultra low dispersion (which means more … see more Since you aren't being specific about which 75-300, I'll just assume it's because they don't have image stabilization (IS). Cheaper Canon 75-300mm lenses don't usually have this feature. The UD lenses have fluorite (I think) elements. At any rate, the "UD" tag in the lens name = ultra low dispersion (which means more $$). You can tell the features of a particular lens by the numbers and abbreviations in the lens name. Example: EF (type of lens mount), 70-300mm (this one is obvious), f/4-5.6 (aperture range from 70-300), IS (image stabilization), USM (type of motor that drives the autofocus, in this case, Ultra Sonic). All of these features can add to or take away from the price of a lens. You might also see a I, II, or III thrown in there somewhere, this is the revision or the iteration of a particular lens series. I hope this helps. see less Since you aren't being specific about which 75-300, I'll just assume it's because they don't have image stabilization (IS). Cheaper Canon 75-300mm lenses don't usually have this feature. The UD lenses have fluorite (I think) elements. At any rate, the "UD" tag in the lens name = ultra low dispersion (which means more $$). You can tell the features of a particular lens by the numbers and abbreviations in the lens name. Example: EF (type of lens mount), 70-300mm (this one is obvious), f/4-5.6 (aperture range from 70-300), IS (image stabilization), USM (type of motor that drives the autofocus, in this case, Ultra Sonic). All of these features can add to or take away from the price of a lens. You might also see a I, II, or III thrown in there somewhere, this is the revision or the iteration of a particular lens series. I hope this helps.
By FloridaDrafter Enthusiast: Photography on June 3, 2014
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Full frame. EF is the designator for full frame lenses. Crop frame, or APS, lenses from Canon will be designated EFS or perhaps EF-S, depending on the vendor. Note that EF lenses can be used on a crop sensor camera but EFS lenses can't be used on a full frame camera.
By Larry S Taylor on June 26, 2014
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i have found longer lenses work better for sports they crop the subject better, the color is better and they can catch action better on the bottom end and dial in on a subject on the top end to get a lens with 70 mm on th bottom is useful for wide shots but 200-300 mm is better on the top remember is you shoot a crop s… see more i have found longer lenses work better for sports they crop the subject better, the color is better and they can catch action better on the bottom end and dial in on a subject on the top end to get a lens with 70 mm on th bottom is useful for wide shots but 200-300 mm is better on the top remember is you shoot a crop sensor to add this in when purchasing it will give you a stronger lens than what is listed i have an 70mm-300mm ef lens 4.5 -5.6 its a great sport shot as long as there is ample light and there is no blocking out lower f/stops to kill back grounds but its cheap and work really well color rendition is great i mean super in a bright lit place things are amazing . and there is 2 modes of panning mode 1 is always used mode 2 is left to right not up and down and it does make a difference when shooting my only complaint with this lens is it blurs out the teal colors chromatic aberration others don't have this i just got a bum lens and did not nice it till the warrantee is up is highly minor unless you notice these things you wont even see it . I love to shoot pigeons they are such a dynamic bird , at sunset they clump up and scream through the skys this lens on the right setting is a dynamo for movement such as these . for catching people just being people like at parades , and sporting events, hockey matches its super i also have an EFS 55-250 its full auto it pans and does it all so well but the color is not as amazing and its a tad shorter at 250mm the low end is 55 mm its much wider than the other lens it also is a f 4.5-5.6 it likes more light as well I'm not saying they cannot do astro photography but for normal lightning they will operate at 4.5 all the time in auto I like to shoot shots at f/8-f/10 the lenses tend to work better at this point it seems for me but a bump up in ISO always cures so if you can't get shots at f/10 iso 100 then try ISO 400 you probably will get a great shot and the noise at 400 or even ISO 800 will not be all that bad i shoot all my telephoto lenses at this point 400 usually out doors at night up to 3200 my Canon T2i is so good with noise i will often shoot at high ISO settings id rather get the shot than freak out I'm not at 100 or 200 iso often a touch of noise makes a lot of shots look great but until i get to ISO 1600 i don't see any noise . i got a program that makes a 6400 speed shot noise look like 400 iso shot i don't use it much the camera is that clear it was designed off the Canon 7D quality makes quality. the ef 70-300 f/4-5.6 is a quality lens i love mine i use it for action sports and birds . other wise my other lens gets the job its open further good luck see less i have found longer lenses work better for sports they crop the subject better, the color is better and they can catch action better on the bottom end and dial in on a subject on the top end to get a lens with 70 mm on th bottom is useful for wide shots but 200-300 mm is better on the top remember is you shoot a crop sensor to add this in when purchasing it will give you a stronger lens than what is listed i have an 70mm-300mm ef lens 4.5 -5.6 its a great sport shot as long as there is ample light and there is no blocking out lower f/stops to kill back grounds but its cheap and work really well color rendition is great i mean super in a bright lit place things are amazing . and there is 2 modes of panning mode 1 is always used mode 2 is left to right not up and down and it does make a difference when shooting my only complaint with this lens is it blurs out the teal colors chromatic aberration others don't have this i just got a bum lens and did not nice it till the warrantee is up is highly minor unless you notice these things you wont even see it . I love to shoot pigeons they are such a dynamic bird , at sunset they clump up and scream through the skys this lens on the right setting is a dynamo for movement such as these . for catching people just being people like at parades , and sporting events, hockey matches its super i also have an EFS 55-250 its full auto it pans and does it all so well but the color is not as amazing and its a tad shorter at 250mm the low end is 55 mm its much wider than the other lens it also is a f 4.5-5.6 it likes more light as well I'm not saying they cannot do astro photography but for normal lightning they will operate at 4.5 all the time in auto I like to shoot shots at f/8-f/10 the lenses tend to work better at this point it seems for me but a bump up in ISO always cures so if you can't get shots at f/10 iso 100 then try ISO 400 you probably will get a great shot and the noise at 400 or even ISO 800 will not be all that bad i shoot all my telephoto lenses at this point 400 usually out doors at night up to 3200 my Canon T2i is so good with noise i will often shoot at high ISO settings id rather get the shot than freak out I'm not at 100 or 200 iso often a touch of noise makes a lot of shots look great but until i get to ISO 1600 i don't see any noise . i got a program that makes a 6400 speed shot noise look like 400 iso shot i don't use it much the camera is that clear it was designed off the Canon 7D quality makes quality. the ef 70-300 f/4-5.6 is a quality lens i love mine i use it for action sports and birds . other wise my other lens gets the job its open further good luck
By Remi on November 7, 2013
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I see your question is kind of old, but no one ever answered it, and some things are different now as well, so....
There is a newer version of this lens, the EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS ii USM. It replaces the ancient IS, corrects the issues with the autofucos, and has better image qualtiy thanks to improved optics. It's … see more
I see your question is kind of old, but no one ever answered it, and some things are different now as well, so....
There is a newer version of this lens, the EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS ii USM. It replaces the ancient IS, corrects the issues with the autofucos, and has better image qualtiy thanks to improved optics. It's only 50 dollars more than the origninal too. It's worth the extra money for the improvements.
Also, if you have an APS-C camera, then you should take a look at the EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM too. For 200 bucks less than the 70-300mm lens, it has nearly identical image quality, and has all the same features, on a less expensive lens. It only fits APS-C cameras though, so if you have a full frame camera then this won't work. see less
I see your question is kind of old, but no one ever answered it, and some things are different now as well, so....
There is a newer version of this lens, the EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS ii USM. It replaces the ancient IS, corrects the issues with the autofucos, and has better image qualtiy thanks to improved optics. It's only 50 dollars more than the origninal too. It's worth the extra money for the improvements.
Also, if you have an APS-C camera, then you should take a look at the EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM too. For 200 bucks less than the 70-300mm lens, it has nearly identical image quality, and has all the same features, on a less expensive lens. It only fits APS-C cameras though, so if you have a full frame camera then this won't work.

By Wigged Out Fat Guy Enthusiast: Photography on June 11, 2017
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I'd recommend the 28-135 canon instead. It's cheaper and much better as an all around lens (this lens makes a very nice second lens, but is more specialized). This lens will struggle to focus up close, and lacks the wide angle ability of the 28-135. If you are trying to get pictures at an amusement park, the 28-135 … see more I'd recommend the 28-135 canon instead. It's cheaper and much better as an all around lens (this lens makes a very nice second lens, but is more specialized). This lens will struggle to focus up close, and lacks the wide angle ability of the 28-135. If you are trying to get pictures at an amusement park, the 28-135 will be much better.
The only upside to getting this 70-300 instead, is it will take better photos of people far away(on a ride, while you are on the ground). The 28-135 is not suited for photographing things that are far away.
I own both lenses, and use the 28-135 as my go-to lens, and change lenses from there for a specific shot. My most used lens is definetly the 28-135 Canon though. see less
I'd recommend the 28-135 canon instead. It's cheaper and much better as an all around lens (this lens makes a very nice second lens, but is more specialized). This lens will struggle to focus up close, and lacks the wide angle ability of the 28-135. If you are trying to get pictures at an amusement park, the 28-135 will be much better.
The only upside to getting this 70-300 instead, is it will take better photos of people far away(on a ride, while you are on the ground). The 28-135 is not suited for photographing things that are far away.
I own both lenses, and use the 28-135 as my go-to lens, and change lenses from there for a specific shot. My most used lens is definetly the 28-135 Canon though.

By MJay on March 21, 2017
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Christopher, this lens will work fine with the 70D. The 70D will take both EF and EF-S lenses and we're talking about an EF lens here. Where you might get into trouble is if you tried to mount an EF-S lens to an EF only body, but this is not a likely scenario since all consumer to midrange digital EOS cameras released … see more Christopher, this lens will work fine with the 70D. The 70D will take both EF and EF-S lenses and we're talking about an EF lens here. Where you might get into trouble is if you tried to mount an EF-S lens to an EF only body, but this is not a likely scenario since all consumer to midrange digital EOS cameras released since 2003 have been both EF and EF-S compatible. You may wish to check out this URL for a discussion of EF vs. EF-S : http://photonotes.org/articles/beginner-faq/lenses.html. So far as "recommended", that's kind of a value judgment that depends on a myriad of factors, but unless you have extremely specialized needs, I'd guess you'll be pleased with this lens. see less Christopher, this lens will work fine with the 70D. The 70D will take both EF and EF-S lenses and we're talking about an EF lens here. Where you might get into trouble is if you tried to mount an EF-S lens to an EF only body, but this is not a likely scenario since all consumer to midrange digital EOS cameras released since 2003 have been both EF and EF-S compatible. You may wish to check out this URL for a discussion of EF vs. EF-S : http://photonotes.org/articles/beginner-faq/lenses.html. So far as "recommended", that's kind of a value judgment that depends on a myriad of factors, but unless you have extremely specialized needs, I'd guess you'll be pleased with this lens.
By Roger White on October 13, 2013
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Not good for that, as its minimum focus distance is too far, and its magnification factor isn’t high enough. I would think that even with an extension tube it wouldn’t work very well, at least not as well as a true macro lens. Take a look at the EF 100mm F2.8 macro lens. It’s a bit more expensive (MSRP at 600, but i… see more Not good for that, as its minimum focus distance is too far, and its magnification factor isn’t high enough. I would think that even with an extension tube it wouldn’t work very well, at least not as well as a true macro lens. Take a look at the EF 100mm F2.8 macro lens. It’s a bit more expensive (MSRP at 600, but is often closer to 500), but has true 1:1 magnification, and has a minimum focus distance of about 6” from the front of the lens. Also, it doubles as a great portrait lens; on full frame you can do knee to head shots, on APS-C though, the angle gets cut to more like shoulder to head. It also has a wider aperture, so it will work much better in low light. see less Not good for that, as its minimum focus distance is too far, and its magnification factor isn’t high enough. I would think that even with an extension tube it wouldn’t work very well, at least not as well as a true macro lens. Take a look at the EF 100mm F2.8 macro lens. It’s a bit more expensive (MSRP at 600, but is often closer to 500), but has true 1:1 magnification, and has a minimum focus distance of about 6” from the front of the lens. Also, it doubles as a great portrait lens; on full frame you can do knee to head shots, on APS-C though, the angle gets cut to more like shoulder to head. It also has a wider aperture, so it will work much better in low light.
By Wigged Out Fat Guy Enthusiast: Photography on June 11, 2017
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Yes, it works with canon eos rebel xs , which was told by the canon digital camera tech support (tel: 1-800-828-4040)
By mikamiyuki SELLER on March 20, 2017
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Yes, your camera will fit all EF and EF-S lenses. However, I would suggest the EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM instead. It has better image quality, a more up to date IS, the same limited aperture, and a good zoom range, and is 150 dollars less than the 70-300mm, and will also fit your rebel. The only advantage the 70-3… see more Yes, your camera will fit all EF and EF-S lenses. However, I would suggest the EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM instead. It has better image quality, a more up to date IS, the same limited aperture, and a good zoom range, and is 150 dollars less than the 70-300mm, and will also fit your rebel. The only advantage the 70-300mm has is the additional 50mm of reach, which is not likely worth the additional 150 bucks.
If you should decide the additional 50mm of reach is still what you want, then I would suggest going for the latest version of this lens, the EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS ii USM. It replaces the outdated IS system, fixes the AF issues, and has improved image quality thanks to updated optics (nearly identical to the 55-250mm), and is only 50 dollars more. see less
Yes, your camera will fit all EF and EF-S lenses. However, I would suggest the EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM instead. It has better image quality, a more up to date IS, the same limited aperture, and a good zoom range, and is 150 dollars less than the 70-300mm, and will also fit your rebel. The only advantage the 70-300mm has is the additional 50mm of reach, which is not likely worth the additional 150 bucks.
If you should decide the additional 50mm of reach is still what you want, then I would suggest going for the latest version of this lens, the EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS ii USM. It replaces the outdated IS system, fixes the AF issues, and has improved image quality thanks to updated optics (nearly identical to the 55-250mm), and is only 50 dollars more.

By Wigged Out Fat Guy Enthusiast: Photography on September 6, 2017
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Hello Bill: no the lens does not come with a lens hood. Vello makes a lens hood I think would fit the lens - the ET - 65B. Sells for $15.00. Simple flared cone shape. Hope this helps.
By Joe M on February 12, 2014