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Jun 18, 2006 22:18 |  #1

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)

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Jun 18, 2006 22:20 |  #2

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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Jun 18, 2006 22:32 as a reply to  @ jbkalla's post |  #3

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


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Jun 19, 2006 08:59 |  #4

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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Jun 19, 2006 09:19 |  #5

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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Jun 19, 2006 10:00 as a reply to  @ jbkalla's post |  #6

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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Jun 19, 2006 10:00 |  #7

Taken with 75-300 IS, a much maligned lens


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Jun 19, 2006 10:28 |  #8

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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Jun 19, 2006 10:32 |  #9

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

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Jun 19, 2006 10:53 as a reply to  @ jj1987's post |  #10

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. :o

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Jun 19, 2006 11:26 |  #11

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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Jun 19, 2006 11:29 |  #12

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

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Jun 19, 2006 12:19 as a reply to  @ zacker's post |  #13

75-300 III usm
slow but this is all i have at this focal :)
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Jun 21, 2006 15:17 |  #14

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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Jun 21, 2006 15:40 as a reply to  @ jbkalla's post |  #15

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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