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Thoughts on ef 75-300 4-5.6?

 
toyarmy
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Apr 14, 2011 00:56 |  #1

I used to have the 70 or 75 - 200 and didn't love it. Barely used it. So I sold it.

I'd like another telephoto, but I just don't use them enough to justify anything super pricey. So what's been your experience with this lens? Is the another sort of all purpose tele for under $500 ($300 would be even better) that you'd recommend over this?




  
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Apr 14, 2011 01:32 |  #2

Some older pictures from a Canon 75-300mm lens, taken with a Canon D30.

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Focal Length: 95.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.0063 s (1/160)
ISO equiv: 800
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Average
Flash Fired: No
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB


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Focal Length: 100.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Average
Flash Fired: Yes (Auto, return light detected)
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Focal Length: 75.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.010 s (1/100)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Average
Flash Fired: Yes (Auto, return light detected)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
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These images from 2003 turned out well. The Canon 75-300mm remains a useful lens at a good price, especially for those who have a limited budget. Others will recommend equipment that costs more, but you'll find that even lenses that cost thousands of dollars have their detractors in this forum.



  
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Apr 14, 2011 01:37 |  #3

70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM

It's a step up from what you had, and they run around $450 used.


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Apr 14, 2011 01:45 |  #4

Hmmm. http://www.amazon.com …oto-Cameras/dp/B00004THCZ (external link) that's $200ish?




  
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Apr 14, 2011 02:10 |  #5

http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1302764​982&sr=8-3 (external link)

This is better than that one in every aspect.


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Apr 14, 2011 03:55 |  #6

I borrowed my father in laws 75-300 when I needed some extra reach whilst waiting for my 70-200 to arrive. I got photos that I could use, but they lacked clarity, contrast and colours. After some PP they looked a lot better.


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Apr 14, 2011 04:40 |  #7

55-250?
Tamron 70-300 VC USD?


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Apr 14, 2011 07:29 |  #8

For FF or APS-H, get the 70-300 IS.
For APS-C, get the EF-S 55-250 IS.

For throwing at stray cats, get the 75-300.




  
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Apr 14, 2011 08:34 |  #9

xarqi wrote in post #12219641 (external link)
For throwing at stray cats, get the 75-300.

:lol:

I was looking at the canon 70-200L variants, the 100-400 dust pump and the 70-300 canon variants ... I am getting the Tamron 70-300 vc seems to be a good combination of price picture quality and focusing speed with vibration compensation


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Apr 14, 2011 08:47 |  #10

toyarmy wrote in post #12218847 (external link)
I used to have the 70 or 75 - 200 and didn't love it. Barely used it. So I sold it.

I'd like another telephoto, but I just don't use them enough to justify anything super pricey. So what's been your experience with this lens? Is the another sort of all purpose tele for under $500 ($300 would be even better) that you'd recommend over this?


my thoughts?
For less than $200 get the Canon 55-250IS

XSi (450D) with 55-250IS


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Apr 14, 2011 08:54 |  #11

I just asked a similar question here asking between the 70-300 IS USM and the 55-250 IS - I went with the 250 and so far it has been great. With the IS and decent optics (LD glass element) you won't miss those 50mm at all. The 75-300 is not a great lens.

I got my nifty two-fifty for under $200 new, it's on sale at Best Buy this week for $254.99 if you live in the US.


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Apr 14, 2011 08:56 |  #12

Keyan wrote in post #12219992 (external link)
I just asked a similar question here asking between the 70-300 IS USM and the 55-250 IS - I went with the 250 and so far it has been great. With the IS and decent optics (LD glass element) you won't miss those 50mm at all. The 75-300 is not a great lens.

I got my nifty two-fifty for under $200 new, it's on sale at Best Buy this week for $254.99 if you live in the US.

get it for $199
http://www.adorama.com​/CA55250AFSR.html (external link)
(includes one year warranty)




  
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Apr 14, 2011 08:56 |  #13

Nice! That reminds me! It was the 55-200 that I had before.

So, how would the 55-250 IS compare the the 70-300 IS? (obviously one costs more, but is the cost that justified, or no?)




  
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Apr 14, 2011 08:57 |  #14

Thanks Keyen, for reading my mind.




  
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Apr 14, 2011 09:08 |  #15

watt100 wrote in post #12219999 (external link)
get it for $199
http://www.adorama.com​/CA55250AFSR.html (external link)
(includes one year warranty)

Just depends on if $55 is worth it for you to have it brand new or refurb. I had a ton of RewardZone certs and a gift card so I got it from BB for $185 and it was instant gratification ;)


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