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Canon EF 75-300mm USM III Digital SLR Lens from Amazon £149.95
Canon EF 75-300mm USM III Digital SLR Lens from Amazon £149.95

Canon EF 75-300mm USM III Digital SLR Lens from Amazon £149.95

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If you got the kit lens with your DSLR camera like i did, its prob something along the lines of a 18 - 55mm zoom. This works as a real cheap entry level zoom that gets you all the way to 300mm and is ideal for wildlife photography.

Yes you need to shoot in good light as the 5.6 apature on the long end and the lack of IS will make images blur without a fast shutter.

I would argue its not for professional photographers but if you want to get your hands on cheap zoom then this might be a good option. Its light for a zoom with this range and the USM at least makes focusing decent.

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Original Poster

Also remember when you zoom with the 1.6 crop factor 300mm is actually 480mm DANGEROUS

This is a great lens for the beginner/early intermediate and a lot cheaper when starting out than the £450-£500 for the IS version.

Having said that it's cheaper here but don't know how good or bad they are

Or here who seem a little better.

Original Poster

up to 7 working days for delivery. but then 10 quid is 10 quid. Amazon customer service is hard to beat though.

leedog

up to 7 working days for delivery. but then 10 quid is 10 quid. Amazon … up to 7 working days for delivery. but then 10 quid is 10 quid. Amazon customer service is hard to beat though.



Simply Electronics ships 1-2 days.

I bought the first version of this many years ago (albeit it's spent most of the last 15 years in the loft until I recently bought a dSLR) and have been pretty happy with the results from it. Although it is now time to upgrade but £1200 will take a bit of saving! lol

Original Poster

the 1 - 2 day shipping will cost £8 so almost back at square 1.

Yeah it the ultimate mind boggler on spending more and getting more. but i think especially with a lens like this that clearly has a very specific use (because its so long) learning about long lenses without the big price tag is the safe way to go.

it is a little sad that the IS is so much more expensive, so i say use a tripod.

Get the Canon 55-250IS instead its around the same price and you won't be as disappointed with your photos.

Original Poster

the 55 - 250 is an EF-S lens so will only fit those cameras. No full frame love there

leedog

the 55 - 250 is an EF-S lens so will only fit those cameras. No full … the 55 - 250 is an EF-S lens so will only fit those cameras. No full frame love there



Is anyone with a full frame Canon DSLR even remotely likely to consider this lens? Like buying a Ferrari and fitting remoulds.

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mikeleslie

Is anyone with a full frame Canon DSLR even remotely likely to consider … Is anyone with a full frame Canon DSLR even remotely likely to consider this lens? Like buying a Ferrari and fitting remoulds.




def worth spending over a grand to later figure out that you dont get enough use out of it

But L glass holds its value extremely well. My 4 year old L lense have all doubled/tripled in price now.

I've always bought new and have always sold good Canon lenses for more than I paid. So not such a problem if you spend a grand and find you don't use the lens much

I agree about the full frame comments. For such a camera, you want better glass.

Good price (hasn't been at this price for quite a while now), but I would be considering the 55-250mm IS too for around the same price.
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