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

(based on 241 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (127)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (91)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (124)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (121)
  • Lightweight (105)
  • Durable (86)
  • Consistent output (71)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (32)
  • Heavy (27)
  • Slow focus (20)
  • Blurry focus (12)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (93)
  • Wildlife photos (90)
  • Landscape/scenery (87)
  • Travel (30)
  • Weddings (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (54), Casual photographer (45), Semi-pro photographer (30), Enthusiast (28), Semi-professional (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (121), Yes (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent for a beginner

See the photo I attached for a zoom comparison with the 18-55mm.

I've had this lens for about 2 years and I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love how...Read complete review

See the photo I attached for a zoom comparison with the 18-55mm.

I've had this lens for about 2 years and I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love how affordable it is and it is relatively lightweight considering it's size. However, there are a few issues that have really stood out to me.

First, there is no stabilizer. For handheld shots at anything over 135mm you really need your shutter speed over 1/500. It also has quite bad chromatic aberration. (look it up if you don't know what this is) Even shooting at F/8, this lens has pretty severe color fringing at anything over 150mm or so. Luckily it is almost nonexistent at 75mm. Lastly, the lens extends during zooming. This lens goes from 5.5 inches to over 8 inches when zoomed in to 300mm. It may not sound like a lot, but it feels really bulky and hard to hold steady when zoomed in.

Do not be discouraged though! This is definitely a worthwhile investment. I'm still using it on my Rebel T1i and 7D two years later and you can really get some incredible shots with it. You do need to learn to work within it's limits though. It gives you insane zoom in a very affordable lens that is a ton of fun to shoot with.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good lens but...

This is a great lens for those starting out and needing a long range zoom. It is great for birding, etc as long as it is a sunny day. Overcast days will cause...Read complete review

This is a great lens for those starting out and needing a long range zoom. It is great for birding, etc as long as it is a sunny day. Overcast days will cause a challenge since the max aperture at 300mm is F6.3. You will probably need a Tri or Mono pod most of the time using this lens.If you can afford it get the IS version.

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5.0

Great Product and FAST shipping!

By Crispy

from Ocala, Florida

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

Very happy with the lens and the shipping was unbelievably fast.

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4.0

Perfect for what I need

By photogirl333

from Tecumseh, MI

Verified Buyer

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

This is just fine for using while on vacation and casual photography, which is just what I was looking for. Couldn't beat the price. If I were going to need it for more professional use then I would have upgraded.

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5.0

Great!

By Mama

from Ocala, Florida

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

Love our lens! Very, very FAST delivery!

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4.0

Great lens for the price

By Subwoofer

from Northern New Jersey

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor in Low Light

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos

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

I bought the lens to shoot sandhill cranes on a migration stop in Nebraska. We were in a blind where tripods were not allowed. Though I could not get as tight as I wanted to, it was a good choice for handheld shooting with auto focus and exposure.

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  • No

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5.0

Awesome lens!

By Rob

from Cincinnati

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

A great value

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5.0

Wow!

By Miblo

from Aspen CO.

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

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

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

Great lens. good for simple, and beginner photographers. The focus is a little slow and loud but works great. wouldn't suggest for filming.

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  • No

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5.0

Canon products

By Dannette

from Texas

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

I have purchased several things from B and H. The clerks were very helpful. I am very satisfied with my items and with the service provided

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5.0

Excellent lens

By Eclectic

from Northern Colorado

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

Used it for my trip to Jackson, Wyo. last week. It worked perfectly l. It was a refurbished lens and a great price.

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5.0

Exactly as expected

By Lauren

from Boulder, Colorado

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This lens works exactly as I expected it to. I primarily use it for photographing food, but it's amazing as a telephoto zoom lens as well and can capture objects FAR away with great clarity and detail.

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      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Highly recommend

      By Lisa

      from Gray ga

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

      Great product for beginners

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      5.0

      Great service & great product

      By Samm

      from Chicago

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

      B&H never disappoints...and neither does canon. Bought this and started using it immediately. Very happy with purchase.

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      5.0

      Great lens for the money

      By photocook

      from New Cumberland, PA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

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

          I just bought this lens a few weeks ago and took photos with it while on vacation. They all came out great and I love it.

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          • No

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful work

          By Kat

          from Eau Claire, WI

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            Within 24 hours of using this lense has been the best thing ever! My backyard is filled with ton of birds including Orioles and it was difficult with my standard lense because they were so far away but now with the new lense I can get up close photos. Also during the first week of getting photos, my city also had the Blue Angels in town and that was amazing as well through the 75-300mm lense. Plus the fireworks photos turn out nicely as well.

            I know I was procrasinating on buying this lense, but now that I have it. It's truly was an eye opener to greatest possibly capturing lots of great things for the future to come.

            Yes sometimes I have to refocus on an object because I'm too close but I adjusted the zoom then zoom up as I track the object I'm taking photo of.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Perfect for experienced amateur photographers

            By Eytan

            from Hoboken, NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Physical Length

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            I mostly use this product for aerial photography. Obviously, it's huge zoom capacity makes it great for getting shots of things on the ground, and/or far away while in the air. The only down side is that the lens physically telescopes a sizable distance. In other words, I sometimes have difficulty getting the shot I want, because the lens extends until I'm up against the plane's window.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Fantastic

            By Rodrigo Vida

            from Orlando

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

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

              This lens you can improve your skills.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great lens for starters.

              By Horselover

              from Hastings, Michigan

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action

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

                Nice and light, takes great daytime action shots

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great product great price

                By The Don

                from Kentucky

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

                Great lens and easy to use.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Luv my new toy!!!

                By hockeydad

                from bronxville, ny

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

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

                  Love my new lens which allows me to capture great pictures of my kids playing hockey and other sports.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Lens

                  By xplorer

                  from VA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Traveling

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

                    This is a good lens for distance projects within a budget.

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                    4.0

                    Well worth the money

                    By Sciara

                    from Ocala Fl.

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Most Anything

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

                      Well I use the lens for anything photographically . Photography is about exploring light and this lens helps me to do that. To anyone use your imagination.

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                      • No

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