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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works with Canon 60D

    Posted
    SoftFocus349
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I purchased this lens because it was selling for a good price and is one of the few lenses that works with the full frame Canon 60D. This lens will not work with the Canon T5 or other cameras that uses EFS lens. Some EF lenses will work with the T5 and other cropped sensor cameras. These will have either a red dot or a white square on the lens mount however the EF lenses only have a red dot. If a lens have both of these icons they will work with crop sensor cameras but not full frame cameras like the Canon 60D. This is the first Full Frame 35mm digital camera that I have owned so I would appreciate it if someone comments and can make my explanation clearer. Essentially EF lenses can be used on both full frame cameras and cameras with cropped sensors but EFS lenses for cropped sensor cameras cannot be used on full framed cameras. EF lenses are very expensive so when I saw this one priced at about the same price as a EFS lens I took it. I now have two lenses for my new Canon 60D. The T5 is more of a beginner camera while the 60D is more of a professional camera. The fun begins now that I am learning to use it. Being a full frame camera with more megapixels should have increase the quality of my images once I learn how to get around the cameras interface. The Canon 60D does not have a built in flash nor a flipout screen but I don't see this as a disadvantage. Its a big camera but not that heavy. I would recommend the camera for anyone who is serious about their photography. It cost nearly three times as much as a Canon T5 and the lenses cost a lot more so its not made for snapshot shooting. I don't see this as a disadvantage rather as the old saying goes, "you get what you pay for." This concludes my review of the Canon 60D.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great First Lens

    Posted
    bethanyc

    This lens came in a bundle pack when I bought my Cannon T3i. Since then, I can't imagine not having it! It's a great lens for capturing people/animals from a far distance. I use it more than the normal lens that my camera came with, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to buy an additional lens for their camera. I've used it to capture some awesome photos of animals in nature, people, and far away landscapes. Also, this lens brings out "blues" and "greens" very nicely, so it's great for photos of lakes, oceans, etc. The green especially, is very vivid when taking pictures of plants. Additionally, the detail is amazing and the lens is very easy to focus and use. The only down side is that the lens sometimes shakes when your holding your camera, so you have to keep a steady hand. But other than that, it's a quick and durable lens. I bring it everywhere!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens for a Beginner Like Me

    Posted
    Genericnickname002
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I have read the reviews for this lens and the Canon Image Stabilization with UVM which costs around $650 at the time. I mainly use this lens for my kids' outdoor sports activities (soccer, baseball, etc.) I have used it for a couple of months under a variety of light conditions from full sun to very overcast. I have been very happy with the quick focus time and picture quality. I usually use a monopod to help with image stabilization and reduce any blurry pictures. I have not encountered any problems with either. I decided to purchase this entry level lens based upon my skill level. I did not think an extra $500 for IS and UVM motor would give me $500 worth of better pictures at my current skill level. The lens is lightweight and does not get heavy while carrying it or strapped around my neck. I have not used it for any indoor photography because I have not had a need. I can not say how well it performs in lower light situations such as indoors. I am extremely happy I purchased this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for a raw picture

    Posted
    Jhudora

    I absolutely love this lens. I almost never use the stock lens anymore because this lens is amazing for macro pictures. For portraits it softens the subject in the most flattering ways. If using as a short range lens obviously its not that great because of the minimum focal length. The one thing that is iffy for me is the autofocus. It's not the most expensive lens so I didn't expect it to be. But I always use manual focus just because it gives the image that look. As for the lighting it does require more light obviously but with the right settings not a lot of image graining occurs and you can still get the picture, use of a tripod is recommended but a steady hand could work. For wildlife in full noon sun it's an amazing lens for indoor with varying light it's ok. Manual focus is your friend on this lens which is why the ease of use isn't that high on the ratings. If you prefer manual focusing and have enough patience you will be rewarded!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EF 75-300 Lens

    Posted
    Niblipix

    I use this lens a lot. Im starting to use it more than my $600.00 EF-S 28-55 lens. It takes great close ups, from a very long distance, they are very clear with great detail. It is lightweight and well made. The resolution and color in the photos is very good. Ive taken some very impressive wildlife shots with this lens. I generally use a tripod or brace the lens against a solid object for long shots and it does just fine. I use it on my Canon EOS Xti. The auto focus or manual focus work equally well. It focuses acurately and quickly on auto focus. You cant beat this telephoto lens for the price and Canon quality. Its a great lens, I love it. It may not be the best one they make, but for my use and budget its awesome. I recommend it to anyone wanting a decent telephoto lens without spending a fortune. It works just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good lens

    Posted
    avpdav
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I originally got this lens for an older canon D60 that I got for around $100. And it worked great with that camera. Then I upgraded earlier to a Canon T2I, and it works flawlessly with that camera too. I can't see how anyone can give this less than 5 stars. It's not as great as a $3,000 lens, but what do people expect? It's easy to use, and works well. The only problem I did have, was I only had this lens when I went to Disneyland with my daughter, and I had to use it when I couldn't use the zoom. (When Disney characters were holding her, I had to back up about 20' before I could take the shot) That's not great. But nobody should expect to be taking pictures that can be taken with a point and shoot or a camera phone with this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Much Fun!

    Posted
    katts9lives
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My husband said "Get a hobby!" Sooo, I chose photography. I used to take pictures back in the early 90's and early 2000's just for fun with the Sony point and shoot camera. Now I'm planning on diving in lens first. I have taken so many nice pictures with this lens. I'm a novice and don't know much about the shutter speeds or ISO yet, but I am learning. I love the close ups that I get. I took this to the zoo with my grandchildren and got some fabulous pictures. I use the IS and it is a lifesaver. I am building up my lenses one at a time. I am really enjoying my new hobby.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens!

    Posted
    JSJones

    I read some reviews on here about it being blurry in low light and at the maximum distance and I didn't have much of a problem with that. Yea it's a tad blurry at longer distances but it's nothing that can be fixed in photoshop. I also saw another on here about how they couldn't crop into the subject of their photos without it blurring. From my experience that only happens if you have a small number of mega pixels. My camera has 18 mp and the more mp you have the more you can crop and zoom in on the computer. So it works perfectly for me and my canon rebel t3i. =) Very happy! The photo I'm attaching was taken from a long ways away and, as you can see, it turned out great. =)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Lens

    Posted
    jazzman1
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    I got this lens at a great price in a package bundle with my Canon Rebel T3i. Camera. I'm new to DSL Camera's and had some getting use to with this lens and my camera. I had a problem attaching this lens at 1st, till I got the hang of it. The zoom is Ok for what it's for...it's only 4X magnification. I had to figure out there is no motorized zoom. You have to manually zoom things. But the pics were crisp and very sharp. As was stated there's no stabilizer with this lens but at this price one cannot complain. With a little care, and steadiness, one can take very good pics with this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For what you pay, it is excellent.

    Posted
    jjmgryphon

    This is a great lense for a beginner who wants to get going cheaply or a more advanced photographer who doesn't like autofocus. Since you don't have Image Stabilization and the auto focus is slow and hard to work properly (Trying to focus on a object with major magnification requires a tripod or a VERY steady hand), Manual focus is almost a must. With that in mind though, this lens works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great lens for the money

    Posted
    GrandmaHaha
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is really a nice lens for the money. I like the zoom on it and most of the features are right on the camera so I don't have to go into the menu very often. My previous lens was the same only it was not a Canon so when I broke it I decided to replace it with another just like it. The Canon was a lot less expensive than the other make I had. When I bought my Canon Rebel, I bought the bundle and it came with the second lens. I would recommend this lens to everyone. It is great for a beginner as well as a seasoned photographer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Telephoto lens

    Posted
    WaiSek
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    This lens is great when you want to capture things far away and bring them close. You can see all the fine details that you would never be able to see without this lens or you would need binoculars. I've taken animals in the zoo behind glass, and you couldn't tell they were behind glass. I've also taken them behind glass and in a darkened room and you couldn't tell those were my lighting conditions. A must have when you want to capture that far away object/animal, or scenic shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long distance lense

    Posted
    cdsal

    I got this lense with my canon dslr camera in a package grouping. It is a nice lense and can be heavy when it is placed on the canon t3 camera. I would recommend using a tri-pod when using this lense. It will help from blurry pictures. Use the auto focus when you don't want to adjust it yourself, other than that go wild with the other features the camera has to help you take great pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I have this

    Posted
    patrick
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I got this for my camera refurbished, love it, the zoom is great from mountain tops down to the town of bar harbor. durable and good performance. Please note pics may seem blurry because of the miniature filter affect, I have clear pics, but are to big of a file to upload.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

    Posted
    WGRIII
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    I used this to capture live pictures and video from a college football game and the quality was outstanding. The lens also appears to be pretty durable/forgiving. Like an idiot I dropped from about three feet and there was zero damage. Granted the floor was carpeted and one should always be careful with this kind of product; however, it is nice to know it is somewhat forgiving.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens! Great Value!

    Posted
    SpottyLens
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    Purchased this lens to use on a vacation to the beach. The lens turned out to be fast and easy to use. I took great photos of wildlife, beach and boats from up close to extended range. Speed is important when taking wildlife and breaking wave photos. I am very please I added this lens to my camera bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great lens for those far away shots

    Posted
    SamplesM
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    I like the clear pictures even at a distance but the lens was a little hard to focus on manual and automatic. I took pictures at my sons graduation and had a hard time getting the shots to not be blurry at first. It felt like the automatic focus could not find it's target. I switched to manual focus and got clearer pictures but still had a lot of blurry ones in the mix. I believe this is will be an excellent lens but it will take some practice to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens on the Go

    Posted
    Ponderous
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    This is a great lens for just starting out, or as a standby lens to get up close and personal. I'm sure a full pro would nitpick problems with it, but as a prosumer, I find it works great for professional shots on professional websites and promotional materials. No complaints. I thought originally I wouldn't need a lens like this, but I was wrong. It get great images!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Buy.

    Posted
    VonJose
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    Great for outdoor use. I would suggest that you use an UV filter when using it outdoors. It is easy to focus but when you press the shutter, there is a tendency that the camera will shake. Overall, it is a decent starter zoom lens. I highly recommend this

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Starter Zoom Lens

    Posted
    DBenT

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend