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
Most Liked Positive Review
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Autofocus
I like this lens for general range, but my objective with this particular lens was to explore macro-photography. It will not zoom up as close as I would like it. I believe it will only zoom as close as 4 to 5 feet away and only gives a 1 to 1 ratio at that distance from the subject. Other than that I like the lens and feel I can get away with what Im trying to accomplish in a photograph.
Most Liked Negative Review
Lacks a lot
I used it to shoot hawks in flight on manual focus, got good shots. If it is raised much above horizontal, focus and zoom slip. Dropped twice on concrete and only filter ring harmed. did not contribute to the looseness, was already loose when dropped. Plastic feels light, cheap, and junky. Too bad the FD lenses don't fit the camera.
Reviewed by 108 customers
This is a great camera and very easy to use for a beginner.
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.
Easy to use and takes great distant photos. Go addition to my buisness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This lens came with a Canon 3ti kit. It's a decent lens especially compared to the standard Canon lens. Great for zooming still items/wildlife.
We use the camera in all sorts of different environments and it has held up very well. Durability and very crisp picture is key for us.