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

You Pay: $199.00
Product Highlights
  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4-45
  • DC Autofocus Motor
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.9'
  • 58mm Filter Thread Diameter

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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    CanonEF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
     
    4.4

    (based on 510 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (253)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (202)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (344)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (276)
    • Lightweight (236)
    • Consistent output (207)
    • Durable (202)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (80)
    • Poor in low light (74)
    • Heavy (71)
    • Blurry focus (26)
    • Weak casing (16)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (243)
    • Wildlife photos (225)
    • Sports/action (213)
    • Weddings (73)
    • Macro photography (56)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (143), Photo enthusiast (128), Semi-pro photographer (67), Enthusiast (39), Photography student (20)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (246), Yes (51)

    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

    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 :)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good Lens

      By Jason

      from Illinois

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

      Well made, quite simple. No IS or other features.

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      5.0

      Love my Bird Watching Lens

      By Rhonda

      from West Chester, Ohio

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

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

        I bought this lens to get close ups of an Eagle that hangs out a a lake I boat at....It is fabulous! I have got several great shots of the Eagle along with many other wild life shots.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Excelente approach

        By Rony Lopes

        from Florida

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

        However makes the machine a little heavy, which has just left arm tired over time.

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        5.0

        Good budget telephoto lens

        By Lhsmultimedia

        from Ohio

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

        Good budget lens for a beginning photographer.

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        5.0

        Go the Distance

        By Photographer Wannabe

        from Batesville, AR

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          Good lens for action without getting on the sidelines. Very affordable.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          great economy lens

          By hoverwi

          from milwaukee, wi

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

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

            Perfect lens for someone who doesn't want/need to spend big bucks on a professional lens.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            love it

            By Russ

            from Canton Sd

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

            The lens and hood are great they are in awsome condition and I get fantastic pictures of the football team love it

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            4.0

            So Far So Good

            By DJH

            from Maine

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • B-roll
              • Interviews
              • Video

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

              Haven't had this long but it adds flexibility to our T3i arsenal. Primary use is for video - interviews and B-roll.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Exceptional

              By Don in Boone

              from Boone, NC

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Detail From Distance
              • 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:

              I do a lot of shooting while hiking and this lens helps capture small details I would not be able to photograph otherwise

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Good close ups

              By Thomas

              from Winnipeg MB

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

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

                I like this focal length. My only peeve is that i wish it had a smaller focus length. So you get get some extreme close ups.

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                • No

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                5.0

                great price, great lense!

                By JJ

                from NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  This lense is just what I was looking for!
                  The price was great and it was shipped to me within only 2 days of ordering!
                  I would definitely order from B & H again!
                  Great place!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great lens

                  By Bee

                  from Hamburg,Pa

                  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
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    Great lens easy to use. Works well quick focus!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Super Moon Excellent

                    By JakeSigalFoto

                    from New York City

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable

                    Cons

                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    This is by far one of the favorite lenses in my kit, quite versatile, had a ton fun of fun shooting the moon with it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    I'm very happy

                    By trinca

                    from São paulo Brazil

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Clean

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    We are use in my hob, birds photograpis

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Another great product from Canon.

                    By Trilobite

                    from Danvers, MA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      I like this very basic and simple to use zoomlens. The quality of the images is very typical of all Canon products, excellent!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Why didn´t i have one of these before?!

                      By Vinícius

                      from Minas Gerais, Brasil

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to Clean

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Night Photography

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

                      I used to take pictures of landscapes.It´s very ease to use.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Just the Right Lens

                      By Katie

                      from Largo, FL

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                        It came with my Canon camera and works perfectly. Great for landscapes!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        2.0

                        I'm not so sure

                        By J out Loud

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable

                        Cons

                        • Blurry Focus

                        Best Uses

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

                          I've only had one a half chances to play with this lens since I got it (the half being taking photos of the box and my bedroom right after I got it. I also took it out on one shoot) At first it was acting up- I couldn't get it to focus at all. Then I was able to focus it but I couldn't get a photo- it just wasn't taking. I turned off my camera and turned it back on and got it to work. Still the pictures weren't as clear and crisp as I had hoped for. The lens on the Cannon T3 was a little heavy for that particular camera too. I need to play with it a little more but I kind of like my old sony lens better.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Ok for price

                          By KM3

                          from littlerock ar

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                          This is a good lens for the price but it is a little heavy.

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                          • No

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