The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III is a compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. This lens is compatible with full-frame and APS-C format Canon DSLRs. The optical system, construction, and exterior are the same as the EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III USM. The difference is that this lens uses a DC motor instead of a USM to drive the AF.
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
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- 75-300mm focal length
- 120-480mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
- F4-5.6 maximum aperture; F32-45 minimum
- Micromotor-type AF motor without full-time manual focusing
- 58mm filters
- 1.50m/59.06" minimum focus
- Canon EF mount for full frame, APS-H and APS-C DSLRs
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||75–300 mm|
|Lens mount||Canon EF|
|Maximum aperture||F4.0 - F5.6|
|Minimum aperture||F32.0 - F45.0|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Minimum focus||1.50 m (59.06″)|
|Maximum magnification||0.25 x|
|Full time manual||No|
|Focus method||Extending front|
|Weight||480 g (1.06 lb)|
|Diameter||71 mm (2.80″)|
|Length||122 mm (4.80″)|
|Materials||Plastic barrel, metal mount|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||58 mm|
|Hood product code||ET-60|
|Optional accessories||Soft Case LP1019|
A good lens but
This is a very inexpensive but pretty good lens. Construction quality feels cheap - not 'nifty-fifty' cheap but not much better - but it works and that's what counts. Optically it's quite good, especially when price is considered, with good overall sharpness and low distortions except for CA. And that's the problem I have with this lens. At telephoto lengths over about 200mm CA is quite noticeable, with it rearing its ugly head in almost all high contrast shots. UGH! I think the main ...
Before reading this you must have two things in mind: 1) I'm using a DSLR for less than 1 month and 2) I am using Google Translator to help me. It is a good lens, although not having stabilizer you may need to increase the exposure time to compensate for the jitter. Problems: I took some pictures with this lens but unfortunately the first even though I noticed some chromatic aberration. After reading on the internet I found that aberration occurred only close to 300mm. But still I found it ...
Need recommendation for good sub-$500 (ish) telephoto lens
Hey all, I recently (about a month ago) picked up a Canon 60D with a Canon EF 17-40 f/4L lens from a co-worker (this is the first DSLR I've owned, so take it easy on a newbie, 'kay?). That lens has performed admirably for many of the shots that I've taken (landscapes/portraits/action shots where I'm just about in the way of the action). However, some of the shots that I've wanted to take have left me in want of something with a bit more reach (wildlife/casual sports photography) (mainly outdoor photography in decently-lit conditions, with subjects that may be moving in some cases fairly rapidly). Thus, I'm looking for a decent telephoto lens that costs under around $500 (could possibly be convinced to go up another hundred or so if it makes a huge difference). As I'd like to keep my lenses usable in a full-frame camera if/when I upgrade, I'd prefer to only get FF-compatible lenses. Some lenses that I think look promising (also, what's with the f/4-5.6 maximum aperture size? When ...
rgaiken wrote: Canon EF 75-300 F/4-5.6 III -- $170 (no IS) I can't comment on the others, but avoid this one (and the rest of the Canon 75-300 variants) like the plague. Not sharp, no IS, just not worth it even at the cheap price. None of the above applies to the Canon 70-300, which is an entirely different design. Continue Reading
I'd avoid the 75-300mm lens. It's just not good IMO. I'd get the Tamron 70-300mm as the best value. It is IMO the best 70-300mm except the Canon L which is about 3-4 times more expensive (irrelevant at this price anyway). The Tamron is sharp at 300mm f/5.6 which is an issue with most other lenses (or at least should be unless it's a defective lens). The VC is also excellent (possibly the best stabiliser IMO). IMO there isn't a better lens in this FL and price. Continue Reading
clarnibass wrote: I'd avoid the 75-300mm lens. It's just not good IMO. I'd get the Tamron 70-300mm as the best value. It is IMO the best 70-300mm except the Canon L which is about 3-4 times more expensive (irrelevant at this price anyway). The Tamron is sharp at 300mm f/5.6 which is an issue with most other lenses (or at least should be unless it's a defective lens). The VC is also excellent (possibly the best stabiliser IMO). IMO there isn't a better lens in this FL and price. Ditto. With IS (on the OP's 60D), the best choices are Cheap: EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM (or the prior II model) Moderate $: Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di VC USD High $: EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM, or 70-200 f/2.8L or f/4L with 1.4x, or EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM IMHO, YMMV Continue Reading
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