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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens

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Product Highlights

  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4-45
  • DC Autofocus Motor
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.9'
  • 58mm Filter Thread Diameter
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The EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens from Canon is a telephoto zoom lens ideal for day-to-day use because it is particularly light and compact, especially given its long focal reach. Able to magnify distant subjects, it also compresses the space between subjects within the frame and with a shallow depth of field at its longer lengths, it offers attractive out of focus bokeh. Its minimum focus distance is 4.9', even at the telephoto end of its zoom.

Versatile telephoto focal range ideal for portraiture and magnifying distant subjects. When used on an APS-C format camera the equivalent focal length range is 120-480mm.
Lightweight and compact, weighs only 16.8 oz
Autofocus via front group extension system with DC micromotor
4.9' minimum focus distance throughout the zoom range
Performance
Focal Length 75 - 300mm
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 120 - 480 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/32 - 45
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 32° 11' - 8° 15'
Tilt/Shift None
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' (1.5 m)
Magnification 0.25x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 13/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.8 x 4.8" (7.11 x 12.19 cm)
Weight 1.06 lb (480 g)
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
  • E-58 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    CanonEF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
     
    4.4

    (based on 529 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (263)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (208)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (355)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (280)
    • Lightweight (245)
    • Consistent output (213)
    • Durable (210)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (84)
    • Poor in low light (79)
    • Heavy (72)
    • Blurry focus (26)
    • Weak casing (16)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (251)
    • Wildlife photos (233)
    • Sports/action (218)
    • Weddings (77)
    • Macro photography (59)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (146), Photo enthusiast (132), Semi-pro photographer (71), Enthusiast (39), Photography student (21)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (256), Yes (53)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A very nice inexpensive zoom

    I have a Canon EF 70-200 mm F2.8 lens that I have used for shooting ballet and similar performances (without flash, of course). But that lens is pretty heavy, which is...Read complete review

    I have a Canon EF 70-200 mm F2.8 lens that I have used for shooting ballet and similar performances (without flash, of course). But that lens is pretty heavy, which is a disadvantage for travel, and it won't fit into my Clik "fanny pack." Most of my focus now is landscapes. But Ion my travels recently encountered one of those opportunities where a zoom would have been very useful. The 75-300 mm lens is light enough for travel, and my initial shots of birds hanging out at our feeders have been quite impressive (with a Canon 6D). Obviously, it won't replace the 70-200 mm given its specs, but it is a useful backup lens in the field,and you can't beat the price. And it fits in Clik bag with the other two lenses (Canon 16-35 mm and Tamron 24-70 mm).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Soft, soft, soft

    I got this lens for Christmas to mount to my T2i. This is my first telephoto lens. While it isn't bad for a start, once you get over the "WOW" of...Read complete review

    I got this lens for Christmas to mount to my T2i. This is my first telephoto lens. While it isn't bad for a start, once you get over the "WOW" of being able to zoom in on your subject this lens leaves a lot to be desired.

    The main issue is it is SOFT, especially at 300mm. Compare this to a 50mm F1.8 stopped down to 2.5 or so and you'll see what I mean. A GOOD telephoto should be nearly as sharp. This lens doesn't even come close.

    Combine this with the strong chromic aberration (purple hazing) with sharp highlights. While you can correct for some of it, don't expect to get great shots with strong direct lighting and/or highly reflective subjects.

    All that being said you CAN get good shots out of this lens under the right conditions. With flat lighting the CA fails to rear it's ugly head, and with close subjects at 300mm, the bokeh quality is good. However, if the conditions aren't perfect you will end up with soft, purple-tinted photos.

    For those with a less decerning eye this lens will do a decent job. But, if you are a bit picky with your photos, even if you're an amateur (like me) you'll probably want to pass on this one.

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    5.0

    Great Group of professionals

    By Dennis 15875

    from Carmel, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

      I spoke with Ira and his guidance lead me to appropriate at the appropriate price. I will never buy another piece of gear from any source other than B&H.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Decent for Photography ONLY

      By Bandit

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

      • No Stabilization
      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

      I am a videographer. I got this lens by references thinking it was similar to the 70-300mm that I had used before. I was wrong. If your in video don't get this lens get the 70-300. Even mounted correctly on a tripod, crane, or steadicam breezes cause shakes.

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      4.0

      Good for beginners

      By Chickadee

      from Ontario, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Price

      Cons

      • Poor in Low Light
      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

      I relieved this lens as a Christmas gift 2 years ago. I use it almost daily for bird photography. This lens is good for the beginner, but not for an experienced photographer.Good- I slipped and fell on ice and my camera (rebel XS) hit first, and the lens still worked afterwards. I use it almost every day and it still works greatBad- I often find the zoom to be too short for bird photography. The auto focus is not that reliableNot good for experienced photographers

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Lens

      By Mike

      from Boyertown, PA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

        A little too long of a lens for 4 optical output.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Timeless

        By Mommadonna4

        from Union, NJ

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

          Similar to the old school Canon when you had regular film. Performs just as good.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great lens

          By Jonathan and Theresa

          from Miramar FL

          Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

          Great lens I love it!

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          5.0

          Great range of focal lengths

          By Andrew

          from Saline,MI

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable

          Cons

          • Poor in Low Light
          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

          I got this lens in my Canon T5i kit. It's great to have a lens of this focal length. I also have a 18-55mm. While I sometimes wish I had an 18-135mm zoom lens so I wouldn't have to change lenses as often, it is nice being able to go up to 300mm.

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          4.0

          Good value and light to carry

          By Cef

          from Detroit

          Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

          Good value

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          3.0

          Great Telephoto for money

          By Ole Jer

          from Port Orange, Florida

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

            Great for wildlife

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            nice lens no stabelization need tripod

            By rick the hunter

            from Fremont Ne.

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

            nice length a have not used it much yet to really check picture quality

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            • No

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            5.0

            Amazing lens

            By Javi

            from Santa barbara

            Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

            Takes greats pictures, looks very durable. Would definitely recommend this lens for someone trying to take shots at a distance.

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            5.0

            Great lens!

            By Laurie in Texas

            from Snyder, TX

            Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

            It's great to have a lens that gives me more control than the built in zoom of a digital camera.

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            5.0

            Great Kit Lens

            By Sir William

            from Birmingham, Al

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light
            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

            I use this lens for portrait photos and a ton of nature shots. It is an amazing price for this good of a lens.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Lens

            By Rebecca Bailey

            from Washington

            Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

            Great lens easy to use.

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            4.0

            Great lense

            By Spiro

            from NY

            Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

            Just purchased this canon lense the price was reasonable for the purchase. Well made lense with a fantastic zoom!!!

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            5.0

            Great affordable lens

            By rojo18

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

              We purchased six of these for our school's program. We are delighted with the clarity and ease of interchange with our existing lenses. It is lightweight and although we haven't tried the auto focus, it does seem to have that feature as well. Recently used this lens to shoot student music performance and was amazed at the clarity from such a far range, especially in a low light setting.

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              5.0

              Good clear pictures nice zoom

              By catfish

              from Bumpass Va

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

                Very good for nature pictures

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great Inexpensive Zoom!

                By veegish

                from Spanish Fork, UT

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

                This was bundles with my Canon SL1. It's a great inexpensive zoom, and gives me some reach when I need it. For the price, you can't really find anything like it.

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                3.0

                Slow lens

                By Irishdude

                from Ohio

                Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

                Kit lens. Performs as expected.

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                5.0

                75-300mm Canon Lens Review

                By Frank The Uncanny

                from Wilmington, DE

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens:

                  I use it for mostly sports photography but I also use it nature or standard photography with a Canon 50D SLR camera. It has a great zoom and great instant auto focus. I don't have any complaints. Hopefully I won't have to complain about it :)

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