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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
alaAverage 3.6

163 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The usability and value for money also get good feedback.

value for money, usability, design, size

On average, users rate this product 67/100.

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM review by GeorgiaJedi

 

I've been using SLR's since the late 80's (started with tho good ol' Petax K1000 with a 50mm, 70-300, and 500). This is possibly the cheapest lens, price and quality, I have ever used. If it hadn't been included in my kit I would not have spent the...

Cheap, light, simple

Cheap, light, simple, slow, aperture

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM review by onlyone

 

It was my fault to hope this budget len gonna give some good thing.

Very cheap

Everything except cheap

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

 

This lens came in a bundle at Costco with my Rebel XTi. Their retail is about $200 but with the bundel I paid a little less. For the money it is a good beginner telephoto. It does not have IS, but the price alone indicates that. I would reccomend this...

Fast focus ; Great zoom ; Optics are OK ; Good sharpness

You NEED a tripod at longer zoom lengths, even in excellent light, to maintain sharpness

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM review by hitendra

 

Save money and buy better lens.

Good for starters

Soft

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM review by gerrit_smit

 

I simply can't get sharp pictures with this lens. Even shooting at brigth daylight, my pictures are not sharp, especially at 300mm

Cheap

Not sharp

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM review by amollambe

 

It's not such a bad lens as it was quoted in some of the reviews

Soft

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

 

I bought this lens shortly after I bought my 300D. The construction is terrible, it rattles and clunks. I have used this lens for animal shots at the zoo, including a barn owl and Jackson hawk in flight. In my back yard I took a good many photos of...

good glass, Sharpness. contrast and color is good, no achromatic or barrel distortion. In a better body it would have been an outstanding lens. This lens will make good photos. I have blown up some of the photos to 11X14 and some I cropped like crazy...

It wobbles and rattles and the focus and zoom changes as the lens is pointed up or down. A far cry from the old FL and FD lenses. Terrible construction. I get better construction in Russian lenses.

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

 

I bought this lens shortly after I bought my 300D. The construction is terrible, it rattles and clunks. I have used this lens for animal shots at the zoo, including a barn owl and Jackson hawk in flight. In my back yard I took a good many photos of...

good glass, Sharpness. contrast and color is good, no achromatic or barrel distortion. In a better body it would have been an outstanding lens. This lens will make good photos. I have blown up some of the photos to 11X14 and some I cropped like crazy...

It wobbles and rattles and the focus and zoom changes as the lens is pointed up or down. A far cry from the old FL and FD lenses. Terrible construction. I get better construction in Russian lenses

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

 

I purchased this lens new off eBay maybe five or six months ago, when I realized I need more zooming range. This lens appealed to me- fit in my budget, 300mm, and a Canon. This lens is purely a beginner or amateur lens. You get what you pay for... but...

Inexpensive, light in weight, a decent low-level consumer lens.

Chromatic abberations, flare, sometimes too light in weight, no manual focusing ring, no distance scale. Once you learn these limitations, you can work your way around them.

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

 

I purchased this lens new off eBay maybe five or six months ago, when I realized I need more zooming range. This lens appealed to me- fit in my budget, 300mm, and a Canon. This lens is purely a beginner or amateur lens. You get what you pay for... but...

Inexpensive, light in weight, a decent low-level consumer lens

Chromatic abberations, flare, sometimes too light in weight, no manual focusing ring, no distance scale. Once you learn these limitations, you can work your way around them

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