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

Last updated (08 April’13):
- Review by ePhotozine

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III is a telephoto zoom lens. The lens features 75-300mm at focal length with maximum aperture of 1:4-5.6. The lens construction has 13 elements in 9 groups with diagonal angle of view at 32 (at 11 feet) to 8 degrees (at 15 feet). Closest focusing distance: 4.9 feet with zoom rotating type and has a filter size of 58mm. The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens weighs 16.8 ounces and it measures 2.8 inches in diameter, 4.8 inches long.

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆


Expert Reviews

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

ePhotozine review the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III and writes;
“Despite its drawbacks, this is still quite a usable budget telephoto lens. It does not carry much of a weight penalty, and therefore has more chance of being in the bag when you want the extra reach that it offers. In its class, its biggest drawbacks are the close focus ability being poor and softness at the longer end.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Brighthub review the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III and writes;
“The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III does not offer image quality and sharpness comparable to primes or L series lenses. However, it is a good introductory lens for amateur photographers who are still finding their interests in various streams of photography. For its price, this lens is a good value and can be used as a stop-gap lens before migrating to a more expensive option.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Byphotography review the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III and writes;
“This lens suffers from poor image quality. The sharpness of the images deteriorates at the end of the telephoto lens. She suffers from significant proportion of the chromatic aberration when the image contrast is high. However, at 75mm, the sharpness is acceptable to a certain degree. Below is a sample image and 100% crop, that demonstrates the quality of glass.”
Rating: N/A

The-digital-picture review the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III and writes;
“The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens is soft wide open at all focal lengths. Sharpness decreases as it zooms from 70mm to 300mm. However, the corners are softest at 70 and getting better by 300.”
Rating: N/A

Bob Atkins compares the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III to Canon EF 300/4L USM and writes;
“I do know that the EF 75-300/4-5.6 IS USM is a decent lens. It’s not as good as a 300/4L, it’s not as sharp and it focuses significantly slower, but when used properly and with the help of a little digital magic, it’s a lens capable of yielding pretty sharp images. This especially appplies when shooting digital if, when at 300mm, you stop down a stop, optimize the image in PhotoShop and don’t try to make huge prints.”
Rating: N/A

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

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Features

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

Capture the far-off action of fast-paced sports or zoom in for an intimate portrait with the Canon EF 75-300mm telephoto zoom lens. The optical system, construction, and exterior are the same as the EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III USM’s. The difference is that it uses a DC motor instead of a USM to drive the AF. As with all Canon lens, this 75-300 model carries a one-year warranty.

* Focal length: 75-300mm
* Maximum aperture: 1:4-5.6
* Lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
* Diagonal angle of view: 32 (at 11 feet) to 8 degrees (at 15 feet)
* Closest focusing distance: 4.9 feet
* Zoom system: Rotating type
* Filter size: 58mm
* Dimensions: 2.8 inches in diameter, 4.8 inches long
* Weight: 16.8 ounces


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