Canon EF 75–300mm f/4–5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens: An ideal lens for photography enthusiasts who want to take their creativity to the next level, this telephoto zoom lens provides a long focal reach for taking close-ups shots from a distance. Take action shots while sitting on the sidelines at games and events, photograph wildlife without getting too close and capture incredible details on your next vacation.
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An OK lens, nothing spectacular
Posted by: Defakto227 from: Cedar Rapids, IA on
I use this lens on my Canon T1i and have never been able to get a sharp picture from it out without any post processing of the RAW file. It's not a bad lens for the beginner by any means but it's nothing really worth raving about.
If you plan on making large prints (anything past 8x10) this is not the lens for you. It's very soft when you start getting into larger size images. I really can't stress the softness enough.
Great for a beginner looking to experiment, bad for anyone who wants to take serious quality photos.
70 out of 72 found this review helpful.
Good potential, lack of IS hurts
Posted by: ew2x4 from: Colorado Springs on
I got a great deal on the bundle of this lens and the Rebel XS. The Telephoto lens performs very well, with the large exception that there is no image stabilization. If you think you'll be able to bring a tripod or take your time and take a non-shaky photo, this could be for you. If you need it for action shots, spend the extra couple hundred for image stabilization.
47 out of 47 found this review helpful.
Nice Starter Zoom Lens
Posted by: DBenT from: St. Petersburg, FL on
This is the basic zoom lens in the canon line. I was very impressed with it. Quiet adjustment and it has an excellent clarity. I shot some players at the rays game from 28 rows above first base and could zoom right in on the left fielders. I'm very happy with this lens.
41 out of 41 found this review helpful.
Good lens for the price
Posted by: BirdmanBlue from: Charlotte, NC on
I hesitated buying this lens...because of some of the reviews...after about five months of usage I am glad I purchased this lens...
I have used this lens in various light situations...I have caught hummingbirds in perfect focus with patience in dusk light...the trick is making the camera work with the lens...the best thing about digital is you can take pictures to your memory cards heart desire...hahahahaha...so you can take multiple shots and eventually get something to be proud of...if you are a professional and need the perfect shot...you should have enough money to buy the better lenses...I've been shooting for 45 years...and have seen the many changes in cameras...I find some of the best photos are taken by amateurs and non-professionals who take the time to learn how to use their cameras and understand the settings...auto usually works as well...so if you need an economical lens and you're not going to have a critic judge your photos...take pictures and keep your money in your pocket until the day you can afford something better...realistically...a hundred dollars more will get you image stabilization and less distance in zoom...so you can take it from there...both have the same speed as far as fstop...so no improvement there and that's where it counts most...
I would recommend this to a friend in most cases...if they are a funny duddy perfectionist...they need to save another 100 dollars...but this lens will work if you make it work...
It will give you some noise at long distance zoom...but most do anyway...it is slow in low light...that means you can't really open up the f-stop enough to make it fast enough...with a digital camera...you can overcome this...with ISO settings and tripod...I get good shots without tripod...most photography is done in a midday light...so it's fast enough for that...
Hope this helps...
46 out of 47 found this review helpful.
Decent lens but you get what you pay for.
Posted by: LEEWWE from: Honolulu, HI on
I will say this is a decent budget lens for 70-300 zoom.
HOWEVER if you're expecting great photos you'll more then likely be disappointed.
This lens does what it says it will do. Provide you 70-300mm zoom but if you don't have great lighting you'll be really disappointed in your image quality. Plus you'll lose a lot of detail at 300mm.
I'd say just pay more and buy the 55-250mm lens with is.
BUY THIS AS A LAST RESORT!
52 out of 56 found this review helpful.
Very Good for the Price
Posted by: niteryder from: Clovis, CA on
I was hesitant about getting this lens due to the number of poor reviews it has recieved. I figured that for $199 I could try it out and if it was as bad as I'd heard i could always return it. Well let me say, this has to be on of the best values in zoom lenses out there. I have used this for shooting my daughters basketball games, portraits, both indoor and outdoors, and some landscape.
I have found it to focus fairly quickly, I have yet to find a situation where it would AF. As long as i have used appropriate shutter speeds, i have had no issues with soft images at any focal range. Most of my basketball shots have been shot at 200-300mm with very good results.
If you are looking for a zoom at a good price, that will give you good images, this would be a very good choice. My advice would be to get it and check for yourself, don't be reliant on those who may or may not know what they are talking about. There are just too many who have an opinion on the internet these days, and you just don't know what their background may be. Just be careful and judge for yourself, acceptable sharpness is based on and 8 X 10 photo deemed acceptable at arms length. This lens gives you that sharpness.
32 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Quick Review and Test
Posted by: ParagonePictures from: Wichita, Kansas on
Overall its a good Lens, however a stabilizer would be nice. Watch my video to see my review and test.
43 out of 47 found this review helpful.
Not bad for the Price
Posted by: Guitarplayr34 from: Noblesville IN on
I have found in my time with this lens that I can get some amazing shots! The only downfall is when zoomed all the way out it is very hard to get crisp images without a tripod. However as long as you stay in the 100-200mm range you should be fine.
50 out of 58 found this review helpful.
Good Lens in heavy sun light
Posted by: from: Jamaica W.I. on
You can get a few great shots out of a hundred. if you don't mind scrolling through tons of photos for that great pic then buy. This lens need lots of light ..lots of light. Some things can be fixed with digital processing, but that takes time. If you dont have the money for a better lens try it.. and be patient. I am no professional. The sample photos were taken with the this lens on an original 6 mega pixel Rebel, i now have a T2i but image size are too large to upload in this review. the pics look much better on the t2i.
17 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Great camera lens
Posted by: lemia from: houston on
i love using it , but it's a little heavy to carry in the bag beside that it's amazing