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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Optical design

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

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1999

Optical design: 13 elements in 9 groups

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Average price: $153

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
75mm - 300mmf/4.0 - f/5.6f/4571.558480/16,9122.1/4,8

Additional information:

The Canon EF 75-300 mm f/ 4-5.6 III  is a compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens  for Canon EOS film and SLR camera .

Equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras: 120-480 mm.

Some shortcomings of the Canon EF 75-300 mm  f/ 4-5.6 III:

  1. Unreliable plastic build.
  2. Pronounced chromatic aberrations especially at 200-300 mm.
  3. Lack of contrast for many subjects. Really sharp only from f/ 5.6.
  4. The front filter rotates on focusing. Gradient and polarizing filters are difficult to use.
  5. Visible fall of resolution on the frame edges on 35mm cameras.
  6. No USM. Slow and rather noisy built-in micro-motor.
  7. Too soft when wide open, especially at 200-300 mm.
  8. No image stabilizer.

 The advantages of Canon EF 75-300 mm  f/ 4-5.6 III:

  1. Compact and light for a telephoto zoom lens. Convenient for traveling.
  2. Metal bayonet mount.
  3. Due to a soft picture it may be limitedly used as a portrait lens when wide open.
  4. Low price for autofocus zoom lens.

The Canon EF 75-300 mm f/ 4-5.6 III is fit as a lens for beginners. Having regard to its price, it is a good tool for beginners to start shooting in the telephoto range and determine their favorite focal lengths in this range.


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Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 18.02.2011



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