Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens - Refurbished

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About Canon 75-300mm

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.

The Canon 75-300mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery and more.The Canon 75-300mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 75-300mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 75-300mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easily interchangeable (55),Fast / accurate auto-focus (46),Lightweight (45),Durable (33),Consistent output (31),Strong construction (27),Rugged (14),Easily mounted (11),Superior build quality (10),Fast auto-focus (8),Super-sharp images (8),Simple controls (8) Easy to use (5),Clear glass (4) View All
Slow focus (16),Heavy (15),Slow auto-focus (12),Blurry focus (10),Semi-sharp images (10),Poor in low light (10),Weak casing (8),Lens creep (4),Noisy (3),Poor build quality (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (32),Wildlife photos (25),Sports/action (24),General purpose (20),Wildlife (16),Travel (10),Fun (9),Landscape photography (7),Portraits (5),Weddings (5),Low light (4),Photojournalism (3) Upgrade (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (23),Casual photographer (18),Photo enthusiast (16),Semi-pro photographer (11),Semi-professional (6),Casual user (6)

Canon 75-300mm Specifications

9 groups /13 elements
Angle of view
32° 11' - 8° 15'
F stop range
4.0-32 / 5.6-45
Closest Focusing Distance
1.5m / 4.9 ft.
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.8" x 4.8" / 71.0 x 122mm
16.8 oz. / 480g
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Canon 75-300mm Reviews

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(based on 131 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


canon 75-300 refurbished lens

first time d-slr user got this for travel and family shots. I used it this week in the cherokee natl forest and I got some good shots without much practice. I think it will serve me well with some more training.


Most Liked Negative Review


Not bad for beginners

Not a bad lens for starters. Looking to upgrade very soon myself, but if you want to get a feel for a telephoto zoom lens, but are on a tight budget, this is the lens to buy.

Reviewed by 131 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Best purchase


from York, Maine

This is a great camera and very easy to use for a beginner.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


yes, I endorse quality!


from Tucson, AZ

Back in the 1960s, I was impressed to see Canon lenses on TV cameras in a TV studio I was doing an appearance in; a subsequent trip to Tokyo's Ginza led to some serious camera shopping- a Canon 35mm SLR and lenses (50mm+ 200mmtelephoto) which served beautifully for the balance of my 'round-the-work-journey following a year of travels through India.Years later, I upgraded the body to an A1 and ultimately transitioned into a 5D/ii, which evolved into an SL-1 with impressive zoom lenses. the comfort, ease of use,reliability and impressive images have always been present in all Canon photo products, and have consistently justified my continued investment in these quality products.


two thumbs up


from Greenville, Michigan

Easy to use and takes great distant photos. Go addition to my buisness.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


good lens


from Virginia

I have been using this lens since I bought my camera over 2 years ago. Light weight, easy to use and takes the abuse that I give it. As of today it is still in the same working order as when I took it out of the box.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


For the $ best lense I've bought



I bought this lens in about 2007. Taken probably 12000 pictures with it. 50% of them at Walt Disney World. From reading other reviews I had none of those problems. Not much of a nigh shoot person, daytime pictures very few out of focus. Some times even use a 2x multiplier. Last trip to Disney bought and used EFS55-250mm. I had all the problems with that len that people described with this lens. I put the 75-300 back on my Rebel XT and will leave it there. The rebel XT is old and a little slow, might up-date it someday.


Very Disappointed


from Detroit, MI area  -  Photo Enthusiast

I've purchased two of these new. Both autofocus systems failed after the warranty expired. I've had multiple other Canon lenses for numerous years and have NEVER had a problem. However, this 75-300 lense certainly seems to be an inferior product. Don't waste your money on this one.


Great for dark indoor shots


from Portland, OR  -  Casual Photographer

Lens did a surprisingly good job obtaining fine detail in poorly lit circumstances w/out flash. I really got some great detail shots of ceiling artwork in European cathedrals.


A Happy Surprise


from Front Royal, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I needed a telephoto lens for a trip to Peru/Amazon Rainforest. This product has fit the bill perfectly. It is not too heavy and produces fantastic photos.


Great Lens For The Price


from Jersey Shore  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have just started using this lens. I bought it for one of my older digital cameras that I plan to give to my Grandson. The focus is pretty fast. It is surprisingly sharp. It's not a fast lens, but that's alright with me, It will be used mostly in bright daylight. This is the least expensive lens that I own and I'm happy have it. I'm sure my Grandson will get a lot of use out of it.


Good For the Price


from Cape Cod  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This is good for the price. If you're here looking at this lens then you are probably a consumer and not looking for pro level quality. This is a good lens for it's price but know that you will upgrade if you are serious about photography.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
WILLIAM P  Good price, decent performance. Not built like a tank but I've been using it on bike rides and kayak trips for 4 years.
Jeny B  Will this lens fit my Cannon E05 T3?
PERRY G  yes
Shopper  Will this lens work with my cannon E05 T3??
JORGE Y  Yes. It should work just fine.
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