Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF Mount
What type of photography is the Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Canon EF 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
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| No Weather Sealing
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM has a maximum diameter of 71mm and total length of 122mm when not extended. It weighs 480g / 16.9 oz.
Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM has a filter thread of 58mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM:
Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM has a focal range of 75-300mm and 4.0X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 120 - 480mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.5m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
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Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 75mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f45 at 300mm .
Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 9 groups .
Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III USM is available in Black color.
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