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

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
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110 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 85/100.

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Expert review by: Naaptol (

Expert Review

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: cmm895 (

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III review by cmm895


I purchased this lens a number of years ago to use on a film SLR camera and also used it for a short time on my 450D DSLR. If sufficient light is available and your subject is staying relative still you can get some sharp shots through using manual...

price, not much else

need to use manual focus to get sharp images, no IS, needing to use f11 to get sharp images

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Wojtek (

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


Actually, I've tested Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 II USM, that has exactly the same optics as this one, but the USM lens is not listed here at all. It's a perfect companion to Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM (price and quality - wise). At f/11...

Small, light, inexpensive and sharp at low focal lengths

Low contrast at wide open apertures

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Badmono (

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


I'm not a Zoom lens fan But appreciate that a good zoom is worth having in the bag - However having had to sell both the 70-200 F2.8 IS L and the 100-400 IS L because of their poor IQ.

Cheap - The only Canon Zoom I'd use, good focal range

At the price - None whatsoever

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: tempest68 (

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III review by tempest68


For someone starting out in photography on a budget, this is not a bad lens. But it is not exceptional either.

good zoom range, inexspensive

very susceptible to camera shake

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: twmagoo (

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


This lens is okay for the price. I don't see how most people try to compare low end lens to the L series and them give them a bad review because of that. This lens does okay at 75mm between F/9 to F/11 and at 200mm at F/ 10 to F/11. Around 300mm, its a...

zoom, cost,light

soft at the long end

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: thf (

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


If you are on tight budget or (like me when I bought this lens) want to find out if you like these focal lengths, get it. Optical quality is not so bad at wide end but the lens gets rather soft and with CA over 200mm, especially wide open. Stop it...

good zoom range, cheap

soft over 200mm, slow AF, lack of contrast

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: AlainD (

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


This lens is actually pretty decent stopped to F8-10 so it works well in good light. Wide open it very soft compare to say a Sigma 135-400, btu so much lighter and compact (fit into small over the sholder bag, while the sigma is big).

cheap - good for figuring out what range you use. Decent stoped to F8-10. Light weight

cheap! very soft wide open

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: crmorse (

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


A very usable lens when stopped down and has much improved contrast and colors over the lower-end 3rd party lenses in this same range.

Better quality than most 3rd party near the same price

Not up to L standards (or price)

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: mxwphoto (

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


I got this lens soon after I first started into DSLR. 300mm zoom... wow, I can get a lot of far off objects/wildlife with this, or so I thought. I soon found out that without USM, it focuses quite a bit slower than other USM lenses and hunts for...

Long zoom range

Image quality & build

Dec, 2006