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705 of 716 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Starter lens, 4 Feb. 2004
I purchased this lens as an addittion to the 18-55mm kit lens that comes with the Canon 300D. It complements the kit lens to give you a range that you can practice your creative arts with (expanding to big sunsets and most wildlife shots) and is a good price to start with.
More experienced photographers will want to save their cash for the EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM (or better), which is a fantastic lens, but almost 4x the price!
The EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 USM III is a bit soft at wide angle and is definately noticable at telephoto, being at the f/5.6 darker, slower side of the lens. For some shots (e.g. landscapes/sunsets/willing and "still" wildlife), using a tripod will yield the best results with this lens.
However, for all the amatures (including myself) that cannot (yet) justify the higher cost of Canon's superb L series lenses, this is a good starter addition that will at least allow you to capture moments and practice your compositon and camera use.
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Initial post: 21 Jan 2009 16:11:52 GMT
Ajit says:
A ver valuable tip...this gives direction to someone (like me) thinking whether to save for EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM, while I am yet to learn, still needs practice!. With this I could certainly think of 75-300mm option to start moving

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Oct 2009 12:05:48 BDT
Zara A says:
A better option would be the EF-S 55-250mm USM with IS (image stability).

Posted on 9 Jul 2011 19:02:13 BDT
Gloria says:
Thanks for talking about the 300D as I dint know were to start in what type of lens I would need!

Thanks

Posted on 7 Apr 2014 17:36:14 BDT
J. G. Roland says:
Hi, in your review you suggest you got the USM version of this lens whereas in the blurb it says "Like the EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM, it has a metal ring at the front of the zoom ring to give it an upscale image. It uses a DC motor as AF drive actuator. The optical system and controls are the same as those of the EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM." This suggests the item being advertised here is the non USM version. Can you please confirm what you actually have?

Posted on 9 Aug 2015 18:35:32 BDT
Moo says:
Unless you are a professional, don't waste your money on a USM lens that cost £500-£1000+, besides, if I can get sharp pics of bikes going 250mph with a bog standard lens like this one, then anyone can. You don't need to spend all that money on expensive lenses, that's lazy and expensive and unless you're selling the pics for mags (which I do), then it's just one of those for your wish list really.
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