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Old 18th of June 2006 (Sun)   #1
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Default Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM

Oft-hailed as the crappiest (is that a word?) lens Canon has ever made! Still, I own one and would like to see what others have gotten out of theirs!

I'll start: I took this out my window tonight (18 June 2006)

ISO 200, Shutter 1/2000, f/5.0, 155mm.

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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

PS... I might also add that USM on this lens is quite slow! Not too quiet, either. My 18-55mm USM is much faster.
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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

Same pic at ISO 100, 1/800sec, f/5.0, 75mm.


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Old 19th of June 2006 (Mon)   #4
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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

Yikes! Am I the only one out there using this lens? I know there are others out there with this guilty secret!
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Old 19th of June 2006 (Mon)   #5
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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

would love to join in but mine was so rubish i gave it away - to be honest i think on this type of shot Most Lenses would do the job even the 75/300
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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

Slow, noisy, hunts around a bit, but I still love mine! It took me awhile to learn to use this lens but I think you can get some great results! I was going to sell it after I purchassed my 100-400L, and really there is no camparison. I decieded to keep it for those situations, like Mud Fest, iffy weather, don't want to stand out too much etc. 170 mm 1/1000 f5.6
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Old 19th of June 2006 (Mon)   #7
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Taken with 75-300 IS, a much maligned lens

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Old 19th of June 2006 (Mon)   #8
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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

Nice pics!

I've all but decided to eventually get the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 Macro, but I won't be able to afford it for awhile!

Guess I'll only use the zoom on those super-sunny days!
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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

We could all blur our images from the 100-400 or 70-200 and post them for you?

Just trying to help.
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Old 19th of June 2006 (Mon)   #10
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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

75-300 IS owner and not ashamed to say so. ( I still include it in my sig )
Obviously not the sharpest tool in the box but I've managed some keepers.
This is a 100% crop on a nice summers day on Lake Windermere ( the lens does needs the light ).
Haven't used it for a long time.



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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

I dunno. I picked this lens up as an emergency. I'm going to return it however. I much prefer the Sigma APO which I tried. It's not like it's bad, but it could've been better.



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i got rid of mine because it was soo slow. It did take some ok shots though.

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75-300 III usm
slow but this is all i have at this focal
1/250s f/5.6 260mm iso 1600
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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

Nice shots, everyone!

I think my next purchases will have to be the 70-200mm f/2.8L and then the 17-40L. I've got to get some better glass!
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Default Re: Post Your EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Pics!

I don't think this lens deserves all the bad rap it gets. I have the 75-300, and I paid $100 for it. It is under $200 new. It does a FANTASTIC job for $200, more than you could ask for.



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