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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens - £110.99 Delivered @ Amazon
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens - £110.99 Delivered @ Amazon

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens - £110.99 Delivered @ Amazon

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Not the greatest lens in the range (probably the worst if I'm honest but for the money this looks like it could be a very good deal for someone)



The EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III zoom lens covers many commonly used telephoto focal lengths and delivers great quality images. The lens is an affordable, compact partner for any EOS camera.
Features

Affordable telephoto zoom lens
DC autofocus motor
Super Spectra coatings
Lightweight design
58mm filter size
1.5m closest focusing distance

An affordable, compact telephoto zoom lens.



Lightweight telephoto zoom
This 4x telephoto zoom lens is ideal for the budget-conscious photographer with an interest in shooting sports, wildlife or portraiture. In common with other telephoto lenses, the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III compresses perspective and allows the photographer to restrict depth of field.

Fully Electronic Lens Mount
An integrated AF motor provides fast autofocusing performance. The lens' electromagnetic diaphragm ensures incredibly accurate control over aperture positioning.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

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Fixed price, thanks for posting.

Pretty specialist, but thanks

I have the IS version - and believe me - it is needed if you are going hand-held. With this @300mm you will need a tripod.

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I'm new to photography and have only recently bought a Canon 600 D.

For what reason do you think this is the worst lens in the range? The fact it has such a long zoo, is that not a good thing?

Thanks

This has been cheaper previously, and please people take a look at this previous thread:

hotukdeals.com/dea…102

That should explain why this is a terrible lens... trust me, I've got one!

Seriously don't waste your money... spend £150 instead and buy the 55-250 IS if you're on a budget.

Alreday posted [as said above] hotukdeals.com/dea…102

BETTER TO AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

Seriously don't waste your money... spend £150 instead and buy the 55-250 … Seriously don't waste your money... spend £150 instead and buy the 55-250 IS if you're on a budget.



I agree, the 55-250 (I or II) is a very good lens and excellent value. IS is almost essential at the longer end.

Voted cold. Yes it's cheap - no it's not worth it. :-(
Appreciate that the £40 extra that the 55-250mm lens costs is a lot of money for some still, especially if they're just getting into photography.
But they'd be better served buying an equivalent lens off eBay if that were the case. Don't be swayed by the extra 50mm reach that this lens has over the 55-250mm either. Having used one of these (briefly, I might add), I'd try not to use it past 200mm anyway, as the images start to become rather soft.

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shir4z

I'm new to photography and have only recently bought a Canon 600 D. For … I'm new to photography and have only recently bought a Canon 600 D. For what reason do you think this is the worst lens in the range? The fact it has such a long zoo, is that not a good thing?Thanks


The best long lens is your feet.

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Pluun

The best long lens is your feet.



Especially when on Safari yeah?

shir4z

I'm new to photography and have only recently bought a Canon 600 D. For … I'm new to photography and have only recently bought a Canon 600 D. For what reason do you think this is the worst lens in the range? The fact it has such a long zoo, is that not a good thing?Thanks



The fact is has such a long zoom would be great (assuming you're into wildlife shots etc), *if* you were happy with the resulting images that were shot with it at 300mm.

You would be much better placed buying the 55-250mm than this. For a start, that lens has image stabilisation. At the longer telephoto end, any camera shake is going to be more pronounced, so this becomes even more important.

Secondly, the image quality of this lens degrades as you approach these lengths. Put it this way, a photo taken with the 55-250mm @ 250mm and cropped slightly should be better than the same image uncropped and just simply taken at 300mm with this lens.

When I first started out in photography (not all that long ago!), I was all very much up for saving as much on camera gear as possible. The problem was that some shots required heavy amounts of post-processing to be turned into images I was actually satisfied with. Other shots just lacked the crisp lines and vibrant colours that I'm now used to, which can be quite hard to recover in PP.

As an example, the Tamron 28-300mm lens that I was given several years ago (and still own somewhere actually) was one that I used for some of my university graduation shots. There are *some* that I like, but perhaps 50% of them were extremely disappointing. Flaws such as poor focusing accuracy, or just very soft images were the two major issues I had with that lens, and I'd now be extremely loathe to use it under *any* circumstances!

Hope that helps a bit!

Edited by: "FatalSaviour" 1st Dec 2011

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kw21

Especially when on Safari yeah?


Yeah!
And also in lunatic assylums.

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FatalSaviour.... Thanks for your reply. A reply that is actually helpful is much appreciated, unlike the other jokers on here.
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