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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
List Price: $320.00

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Product Description

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.

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
  • 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
  • Improved zoom mechanism with silver on the front; 4.9-foot close focus distance
  • Ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife; lightweight frame weighs 16.8 ounces
  • Measures 2.8 inches in diameter and 4.8 inches long; 1-year warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Very good long distance lens for the price
    I have no complaints with this lens at all. It is great quality for the price. You can get some blur and fuzzy pics when shooting at 300 with no cam stand but that is a given for any budget zoom lens when shooting by hand. ...more info
  • Great purchase
    Great Item at a great price.
    Seller was accurate and honest about item. will buy from again... all was fine. ...more info
  • Long Focal Length on the Cheap
    Go this along with my Rebel XTi 18-55 kit. Not bad. Great lens for action, sports, or wildlife. You can also create great depth with this one. Wish the aperture would open up to 3 at least. I shot hockey for an assignment and really had a tough time, I got my shots, but I could've gotten more with a larger ap. Will upgrade on this in the next couple years. They make a 70-300 USM with IS that I will replace this with eventually, but for right now, this is nice to have in my case, just in. . . case....more info
  • Incredible!
    definitely the best present i've ever bought. i got it for my wife for christmas and she's in love, going from a 18-55mm zoom to 75-300mm is a major difference, now all those animals won't be so hard to see. ...more info
  • Good Value, poor sharpness.
    For the price and range of this 75-300 zoom it probably cannot be beat, but don't expect to actually have consistently sharp photos when shooting at 300mm. The 4-5.6 aperture allows you to shoot handheld with decent sharpness in the daytime, however to really get a sharp image stopping down to f8 is needed and by then hand holding is only an option in very bright sun.

    Auto focus is not perfect but generally finds the subject quick enough.

    Lens has no zoom lock, so when the lens is facing downward, while photographing or just walking, the lens will extend due to gravity, which is kind of annoying.

    The size and weight of lens is pretty small and light when considering a 300mm zoom.

    All and all this lens was a very good purchase when I bought it 6 years ago for $130 on ebay. Although now after using a few Canon L lenses, I find myself not wanting to take this out of the bag because the sharpness is disappointing. However again it must be said, it is probably the cheapest way you can get a zoom of this range and still have usable images. ...more info
  • Good lens but not what I needed
    This is a good lens but, with the built-in zoom on my camera, I didn't really need it. It may just be that I need more experience with cameras and lenses before going for something like this. ...more info
  • Excellent Lens
    This lens was everything I was expecting and more. For my price range and photography level, I couldn't ask for more. The zoom worked quite well and is even better than the lens I had for my old 35mm. Auto-focus takes about a second longer than my standard lens, but speed is not an issue for most of the things I photograph. Great purchase for a novice photographer looking to get that picture from a little further away....more info
  • Dusty trails
    I bought this lens just 1 week before a trip to South America. It performed great. Got plenty of great shots. Was "off" road quite a bit in bumps dusty conditions, had no performance issues....more info
  • Works as designed.
    It's a great lens, and the USM motors really do help you focus a lot faster, but still not quite as fast as the smaller lenses.

    If you're zoomed all the way in to 250-300mm, you're really going to notice the missing image stabilization (which this lens doesn't have). If you're zoomed in that far, you're going to get some blur even at fairly high shutter speeds. But shooting outside in daylight, I never shoot with a tripod, and I get plenty of keepers.

    A good lens, well worth the money. However, if you have the money to spare, a lens with both USM motors and image stabilization will definitely be better, though also much more expensive....more info
  • Great for the Price!
    There is no doubt that the IS version must be better...but the price is good, and the lensa is very good too! I've used it in different conditions, and the results have been great. I highly recommend this lens....more info
  • great lens
    This lens is better than I expected!! it works great, it is light enough to carry around all day and certainly does what a good telephoto lens should do without disappointment....more info
  • Great starter telephoto.
    I've used this lens since I started shooting about a year ago, and while I'm currently upgrading to something with better glass, stabilization, and more reach (I primarily shoot aircraft), I'm keeping this as my intermediate-range lens for the foreseeable future. With a relatively slow aperture and no stabilization, it's a very demanding lens to use on aircraft, but if you know its limitations and compensate for them, you can get some truly outstanding shots. Its shortcomings have helped make me a much better photographer from a technical standpoint.

    Four stars because you just aren't going to find a better lens at this price for the EOS series (until Canon makes a better one). Highly recommended for beginners or casual photographers who just want a little more reach, but if you are a serious photographer that shoots with high-dollar gear that does a lot of your work for you, this lens will probably piss you off and you should stay away....more info
  • So-so
    gives great depth, however, would prefer to have had image stabilizer. good lens for the price and if willing to learn to steady hand and perhaps buy a tripod, should be fine for learning to shoot action and distanced landscape....more info
  • Easy to use
    We have used the lens a few times at our sons soccer games and we captured every kick straight through. My wife used it to take pictures of our kids on a ferris wheel and she caught every moment up close.
    So far we have had no problems with the lens. It has served its purpose the next test will be at Walt Disney World and Sea World...........more info
  • great sports lens
    It is a very fast focusing lens. I used it at a soccer game and got Great shots....more info
  • Good lens for the price.
    This was my second lens purchase as a beginner photographer. It hasn't let me down and use it often....more info
  • Sharp and inexpensive telephoto lens
    This is a great lens. It has the capability to take very sharp photos. People buy my photos and are impressed by the clarity. The lens does hunt a little when shooting into dark areas, but that is to be expected at f5.6.

    The lens is plastic but the build quality is excellent and it feels substantial in your hands. The autofocus is fast and silent and doesn't drain my battery as fast as my previous super telephoto lens.

    At $170 this lens is a serious bargain....more info
  • Fun lens!
    This has been a fun lens to play with! I have been able to use this lens just fine without a tripod and still get great pics! I don't know much about the logistics of this lens but I have had a great expierence with it and am glad I bought it!...more info
  • Nice Lens
    I liked using this lens at the beach or somewhere in nature. I enjoyed it while I had it....more info
  • Canon's Worst Ever
    I have been photographing professionally for 36 years and virtually all 35mm in my inventory is Canon, so I am more than aware of the quality optics which they can produce. However, this is patently the worst lens I have ever seen Canon roll off the assembly line. Even at the higher shutter speeds (1/1250) and on a tripod as well, this lens lacks any degree of sharpness.

    Do NOT purchase this lens unless you're an absolute Novice and will be photographing the family pet romping in the backyard. Save you money and go with a higher-end model.
    ...more info
  • Canon SLR Digitial Camera Lens
    Love the lens and my new camera!!! Does everything it is supposed to do!!...more info
  • Canon EF 75-300mm
    Great beginner lens for the price. I wasn't able to pay the extra $$ for the IS model. Would recommend if you are on a budget....more info