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Canon - EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens - Multi-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 763 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Problem with mine

    Posted
    4570

    This lens is OK for the price and Canon has a good reputation, but I must have gotten one of the few that gets by the quality control people. I noticed this lens being hard to rotate (zoom) when I first bought it, but it did not affect the pictures so I put up with it for a "few months" when I decided to send it in for warranty repair. Then I realized I had had it about 53 or 54 weeks--just out of warranty. I sent it in anyway to see if they would be a really good company and warranty the repair anyway. No such luck. They would repair it but it would cost almost as much as a new lens, so I said "send it back". A few weeks later a couple of what looked like nylon shims worked their way out of the barrel where one part rotates inside another. Guess I'm just having bad luck--the Rebel EOS XTi I am using it on has a flash with a mind of its own, flashing a lot without me taking pictures. Guess I'm spoiled. I used my old totally manual Minolta SLR for 35 years with only a few minor repairs. I would recommend the lens (and the camera), but I would tell them about my troubles with the ones I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lens does not rotate smoothly

    Posted
    Rose116

    This lens does not rotate smoothly - does anyone else have this problem? The lens on my trusty old Minolta Maxuum 7000 35mm was so smooth it turned almost by itself (alright, it was CONSIDERABLY more expensive). The 75-300mm that comes with the Canon T2i is choppy and does not slide smoothly at all. Is it this one lens or is anyone else finding this issue? I don't have this problem on the shorter 18-55mm lens. Also, a lens lock would be nice to ensure the lens does not expand while carrying it. But if it continues to stick the way it does, I guess a lock isn't necessary as it won't slide open anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good potential, lack of IS hurts

    Posted
    ew2x4

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a great lens.....

    Posted
    AbbysPhotography

    I purchased this lens after much research because I'd hoped it would be better than everyone was saying. It's not. Without Image Stabilization the photos turn out with a lot of noise. I have a pretty steady hand so I didn't think it would be a problem. I didn't use a tripod so the camera may be fine if you want to carry a tripod around all the time, but really, just spend an extra hundred dollars to get the 55-250mm lens with IS. You don't get as much distance but the IS is very helpful. The lens might be okay for beginners but I am glad I returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    First dslr

    Posted
    iFL82
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    I'm new to DSLR cameras so I'm pretty thrilled with every picture when compared to a point and shoot. However, I mainly use this camera to take photos of my ultimate frisbee team so I need a good zoom lens with quick focus. I've gotten some great shots, but I can definitely see the failings of this lens--no image stabilization. For the price it is a great value. I'll be sticking with this for awhile, but if I had it to do all over again I would probably pay a little more for a little less zoom with better image stabilization.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good lens but needs stabilizer

    Posted
    ARTID2013
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    I bought this lens to go with my Canon EOS Rebel T3i. It has great zoom but if you don't balance the camera on a solid surface or have a tripod the picture comes out blurry. Even if I was leaned up against something, it was really hard to get a clear picture. I ended up returning it and getting the 55-250mm lens which has the image stabilizer. Worth the extra money for clear, non-blurry pictures.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average all around lense

    Posted
    SportsShooterNC

    OK lense for the money but I would definitely opt for the Image Stabilized (IS) version for a few dollars more. I am also having issues with sun spots in bright light with this lense so will be trying a lense hood (not included with it). Not a bad lense if you need an inexpensive zoom but clearly a case of "getting what you pay for".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lacking Image Stability

    Posted
    Angelle
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    Due to this lens not having Image Stability, it really doesn't live up to the expectations to the ones that do, or the L series. It's good for people who use tripods mainly using lenses such as these but if you are hand held most of the time and active, probably not the best choice. I learned to invest in good lenses - that's where the shot gets its best quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not really sure yet

    Posted
    Sunnyrose
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    I wasn't really sure how to rate this lens because I haven't used it much yet, so I put it in the middle. It's a bit heavy for me and hard to hold the camera still, so would be better to use a tripod. My friend has a lens that I think would have been more useful for me and I now wish I had put the money towards that one instead. However I'm sure it's a great lens for someone who has the need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    More than Expected for Price

    Posted
    RichardDSG
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    This is a very good lens for the price. The image it produces are very clear and sharp. The only drawback is that is does not have s stabilizer function so images tend to come out blurred if you do not use a tri/uni pod. This lens by far does not compare to any high end lens but for a photographer long to get about 50-100 ft shots with little motion is a great choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Great

    Posted
    Link2600

    I used this lens to photograph the shuttle launch and it had a very difficult time with the autofocus. This was awful considering the event was so quick. I was very disappointed by the quality of this lens compared to other Canon lenses I have. I suppose... you get what you pay for! I should of got the more expensive lens.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eh

    Posted
    eg1287

    Got it on a special. Wouldn't buy it for full price. If your not using a monopod or tripod to stabilize it or if its not a perfect sunny day, its not worth it. Luckily I have both and it works very well in cloudy evenings with a pod. Feels really nice, good plastic.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I got a good deal.

    Posted
    gira
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    This lens gets you really close in. You have to be careful with focusing, because it's easy to mess up. And a tri-pod is a good idea. This can give you great zoom, if you have the discipline for it. I would have liked something smaller, though, like 18-135, or maybe even 55-250. And image stabilization would help.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not my style

    Posted
    tokuifuu
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    It does what it does. Shoots good long distance but i dont really take many photos like that. But its good to have when i do and i like the bokeh it creates at the long focus distance. Got it as a black friday package so i will keep it for a while i suppose although in the past didnt have much use for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for beginner

    Posted
    4happy

    For beginners I recommend the Kit that comes with the rebels, a 50mm that sells for $85, and this zoom lens. For the Amateur, jump up to the better lens quality. But this lens is the same size 58mm as the kit, so all of the filters will be interchangable

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    nice lens

    Posted
    BB5Shopper
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    I actually ended up returning this lens for one that has an image stabilizer. That Canon lens is great and adds to the value of the camera - the image stabilizer is a must if you are not going to use a tripod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    NOT BAD

    Posted
    ANGELR87
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    PRICE WAS GOOD BECAUSE I GOT IT FOR $49 BUCKS DUE TO A PROMO, I WOULD NOT PERSONALLY SPEND ORIGINAL BEST BUY PRICE FOR THIS OF $200. ONLY RECOMMEND IF BUYING WITH PROMO OF $49.00, IF NOT SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR A LENS WITH STABILIZER

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    great zoom lens, if you have a tripod

    Posted
    An0nYm0uSr3v13w3r
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    At this price, you don't get electronic stabilization. So a tripod is essential for clear shots at extreme zooms. If you want a useable zoom lens for hand-held use, get a better lens than this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good basic tele lens

    Posted
    izzy412
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    I like this lens only because it's my first tele lens. However, it's basic and I know you can spend a lot more money on a tele lens. It does what I need it to do for me as a beginner/casual user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This has been a good lens considering

    Posted
    jhlopez
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    This has been a good lens all together, but I wish it had a stabilizer because it affects some of the pictures I take, but mostly the video I take with my camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend