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- 75 mm
- f/4.0-5.6 III
- for EOS 100
- Kiss X8i
- 300 mm
- Canon EF
- Rebel T6s
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Developed to succeed the EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 II, this compact, lightweight high-magnification telephoto zoom lens covers medium telephoto 75 mm to super telephoto 300mm. Like the EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM, it has a metal ring at the front of the zoom ring to give it an upscale image. It uses a DC motor as AF drive actuator. For environmental protection, only lead-free glass lens elements are used.
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Canon telephoto zoom lens is rated 4.10 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blank from It is what it is. No IS. Entry level at best. This was a kit lens for a new T3. When I worked pro (1967 - 1997 I used all Nikon but that was 35mm film. After a 15 year break I got back into photography, but as a hobby so I ended up going with Canon. My learning curve was not only digital over film, but other options like stabilization. For about six months I got nothing with this lens and I tried. But not having used IS I was unaware of what a difference it can make. My brother in law gave me the 55 - 250 IS zoom for Christmas that year so that became my main medium to distance lens. During the six months or so I tried to use this lens nothing came out good. It is light and easy to use, but I didn't really give it a chance. Lately (2020 during the Covid19 shutdown) I gave it a chance. Here's my thoughts on the 75-300. If you are older than 60 you need IS. Period. Don't buy this lens. If you have arthritis or essential tremors or Parkinsons don't buy this lens. If you don't like using a tripod don't buy this lens. Now, if you fit any of the above and are willing to practice practice practice - you may get the hang of getting good shots with this lens. If not - you won't. BUT - you don't NEED to! Find a lens with IS and move on. If you are wanting to give your young grandkids a decent lens to learn on this is good for that. Giving it a chance and using a tripod I have gotten one (that's a 1) good shot. But I had to work and learn. That takes time. Sorry but if you are past 80 (I'm almost there) you probably don't have as much time to put any of it into learning and learning. Forget this lens and go for an L with IS. You should begin getting wonderful photographs immediately. Crop sensor or Full-Frame. That's my opinion. Thank you for listening.
Date published: 2020-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by BamaBronco from BamaBronco This lens is a great lens. As a rookie photographer the lens is easy to use and takes great photos. I do mostly landscapes and the close up photos are great. The only con is the lens shakes a bit at the closest setting, but works well with a tripod.
Date published: 2012-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDDfromMS from Excellent Lens for a GREAT Price This lens is exactly what my wife wanted for Christmas. Our Daughter and Son play sports. This will bring the action right up close. She already had 2 other lenses for her Canon DSLR. She had a 18-55mm and a 55mm-200mm. This is a GREAT Camera lens for the price.
Date published: 2012-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by cpat from null I really enjoy this lense. It does what i wanted for the price and the experience I have with cameras. I would highly recommend this lense for beginners.
Date published: 2009-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by SportsGuy67665 from Doomed without a USM motor I had to buy this lens as an emergency replacement for a lens that broke, but I would not buy it in any other situation unless it was the last possible resort. Spend the money for the USM motor, because it's well worth the extra dollars.
Date published: 2007-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by bjkhorse from Takes Great Pictures Pros: I bought the Nikon 70-300mm to take pictures of the full moon. I could not have asked for a better lens to do the job. After a few adjustments, I took some beautiful shots. Thanks again for making a product that does the job. Cons: Haven't found one.
Date published: 2011-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by ToniaG52 from Incredible Lens I would love to be able to purchase more lenses for my camera so that I can take all kinds of pictures.
Date published: 2007-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by NDBruin from Great for the price Using it for sports photography, good for getting close-ups while also doing the action shots. When trying to cover as much as the area possible without having to run and follow the action.
Date published: 2012-05-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JC45 from Canon Lenses This is a great telephoto lense for the price. We love using this lense for photograghing the wildlife and birds in our area.
Date published: 2011-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerry45 from For the price, can't beat I looked for a lens with the capability to photograph my childrens sports games from the stands since I do not have access to the fields. I have a soccer player, tennis player and a son that races drag cars, and this lens does great in all. The auto focus on it is super fast.No complaints here, other than, it's really hard to keep up with the action through a view finder.
Date published: 2008-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hamakin from Great lens Great lens, great detail, great price
Date published: 2012-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sigunnia from Easy to Use I totally enjoyed this lense. Its easy to use, pictures turn out so awesome.
Date published: 2012-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by M4lyon from Awesome Lens Absolutely love this lens and its one of the best priced lens out there. I have found no cons with this lens as of yet. I would highly recommend it !
Date published: 2010-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by lbjailer from cannon ef75-300 lens It is great to have an auto-focus zoom lens with the camera. No need to be an expert to take great photos, having a zoom lens makes it fun to take pictures and the price is great for what you get.
Date published: 2012-07-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wesbrilhante from Using on the R6 with the adapter going to get the great benefits ? I got this on my first t6 (1300D and now I upgraded my camera to the eos R line got the R6 my question is with this lens and an EF to an RF adapter I know the I can use my old lenses on the new camera my question is,will those camera new features like AF ANimals yea tracking works on the EF lens when mounted in the camera using a adapter?
Date published: 2021-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good left eye from Great With Understanding Once I got to understand the lens, it worked very well. For fast focus I do my best manually, spending less than a second. At the same time I can adjust the camera settings w/ my other hand. Then I flip the AF switch on, 1/2 press shutter and away I go. If the shot is far away or the aperture is higher than 11, I can just turn the AF off again. The Subject can move a fair distance without loosing focus. This is a great lens for the price. Be warned, many shots will only work with a tripod. I have the best results if the Sun or its reflections are not in the front of the lens. I would recommend using a lens shade and a polarizer when shooting outdoors. P.S. If the user is not fast, the camera never will be, you must conceive of what might come next. Always be prepared.
Date published: 2009-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MW from Rebel EOS A Great All Purpose Camera The Canon Rebel EOS is everything I want in a camera. It offers options to satisfy the beginning, casual photographer such as myself to the tech savvy photographer who wants an SLR camera that he/she can use for a variety of photo opportunities. For the novice, it is easy to use for excellent quality photos. The Canon EOS is a great buy. The lens is also everything one could want in a telephoto lens.
Date published: 2015-04-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by qantas airways from nice lens i have not had this lens for very long, but it is VERY good for the price. i use it mostly for airplane photography and it performs very well. even though it has no IS it doubles for that with fast AF. my only complaint is that it did not zoom as far as i thought, but it does the job, espacilly for the suprisingly low price. i will most likely buy the 100-400mm IS in the future though to zoom further and have IS.
Date published: 2010-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Photo dude from Very nice lens Great images, easy to use, well constructed. I prefer to use a lens hood to eliminate stray light.
Date published: 2011-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unico from Best lens with low price you can get everywhere Excellent quality with average price on auction ebay
Date published: 2013-07-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by stacey from two thumbs up Easy to use and takes great distant photos. Go addition to my buisness.
Date published: 2015-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Football Mom from Love it! I use this lens to take pictures for all my son's football games. The pictures turn out so well that all the other parents want to pay me to take pictures of their children. This is my first camera and lens no I am so pro and this lens is easy to use.
Date published: 2010-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christian from Pretty impressed I got this lense the same time I got my camera. And I have to say, I'm pretty impressed. I wouldn't recommend this to a professional. But for a beginner or a intermediate photographer it's a perfect fit. It's a great lens and I would recommend this to anyone who would like a medium duty lens.
Date published: 2015-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Max61 from Pretty good lense overall This lense was given to me by a good friend. My hands shake a lot due to Essential Tremors. This lense does not have IS which makes it harder to use without a tripod. Other than that I'm glad to have this lense!
Date published: 2016-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1492tc from good to have for occasional use This is a great lens for occasional use on a crop sensor EOS camera. It is easy to use, not bulky, and has good build quality for the price.
Date published: 2013-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brenna1227 from It's ok... This lens is ok. It produces really sharp images and the auto-focus is average speed. What I don't like is, it is really cheaply made. When I got it, some of the metal around the lens was chipped, the plastic was faded, etc. If you are looking for a lens that performs well that is well priced, then I would get this lens. If you are willing to spend more, don't get it.
Date published: 2012-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big Ro from great starter Got this with my T3 kit in a bundle for Black Friday. First foray stepping away from point and shoot. Read a lot of reviews and complaints. First off, it's not an L lens so people need to stop comparing. If you realize what you have, then you are good to go. As far as the 200mm to 300mm zoom goes, it's imperative to use a tripod or you will get nothing but blur. I tried this and was disappointed until I used a tripod/monopod. The zoom, with manual focus, can get you that good to sometimes great shot all the time. Until you are ready to step your game up, this is a very good lens to learn the basics. Just remember what you have and your expectations will be reached.
Date published: 2013-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stereo from EF 75-300MM F4-5.6 III An updated model. To replace the one i dropped, i damaged the filter putiing glass all over the lens, and scratching the main len
Date published: 2018-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by stratman from GREAT value This is a great lense! I just bought it with my first DSLR in a package. i got the Rebel XS. I love the lense. I gave it four stars for features because it is not IS. I dont think that this is a big deal considering the price. I have been able to obtain some great pictures with it and i have no complaints. I have had it for about a month or so and have used it a lot. I have heard complaints about the autofocus but it is plenty fast enough for me, even fast enough to keep up with my 1.5 year old yellow lab puppy!
Date published: 2009-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Corbittstudios from Excellent quality for the price. It is a good lens if you are just starting out in wildlife or sports I always have it with me good build quality but realize that it is not a pro lens but you can still accomplish amazing shots from it.
Date published: 2012-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by rip red from first slr and i am very satisfied It is amazing and great for beginers. It is unbelievable how well you can zoom in and auto focus or do it manually.
Date published: 2011-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amateur from Not my favorite. I got this lens with my Rebel XS kit. I have only used it twice, due to my extreme dislike of it. When zoomed in, anything that's white gets a blue ora around it. Not something I would recommend to a friend.
Date published: 2009-07-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by D.T. from null Not much to say... it's average lens all-around. Not a bad lens, but not really good. It has great range, but you will need a tripod, for sure. Images are nice, but not perfect. Great lens for beginners because of price. No USM, and no IS make it pretty plain. I bought a 55-250mm IS lens to replace this one. If I know I'm going somewhere where I'll need the extra zoom, and I plan on bringing a tripod, I will bring this one out of the closet for a bit. If you're looking to buy a telephoto zoom, save up for a couple more months and get the 55-250mm IS lens. For what it's worth, you absolutely can't argue with the value.
Date published: 2012-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mit from Disappointed with the lens I used this lens at the 2012 Indian Wells Professional Tennis Tournament. Inside stadium shooting at night was very disappointing as I could not used a flash. With courtside seats costing $100.00 a piece, I had expected to get very sharp pictures of the greats. Not so. the focus was very uneven and blurry around the immediate subject matter causing distraction to the eye. The highest shutter speed I could attain was 70/sec. I used the sport shooting mode and the manual mode. I also used a monopod to improve steadiness but this still did not achieve the result I was looking for. The lens performed better in bright daylight but late afternoon light once again degraded sharpness. It was too bad because the compostion of my pictures was good. I welcome any advice as to how to improve my technique using this lens from more experienced and better photographers. My email is attached.
Date published: 2012-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by gate93 from Best purchase This is a great camera and very easy to use for a beginner.
Date published: 2015-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wolfman from Good Lense This is a very good lense for the price. I take lots of sport action shots and it works very well. I have looked at other lenses that are over $1000 and they offer more quality but when viewing pictures from both, you can't really tell a difference.
Date published: 2012-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big Juicy from Good so far; early yet... I just picked up this lens yesterday. Took it to my son's picture day for football and enjoyed using it. I am what I'd call an advanced amateur and this was my first lens purchase. I primarily shoot people so I find the depth of field this lens offers nice. Can't complain about the zoom either as I can now take photos of my kid on the field and get a lot closer to the action. I've read complaints about this lens being a bit slow to focus and I concur in isolated instances like lower light conditions and really close subjects. Be reminded that different lenses provide very different benefits and advantages. I've taken amazing photos with the simplest of equipment and have screwed up a lot photos with top of the line equipment used improperly. All and all, this lens was a great value and should be a staple in every novices bag ---
Date published: 2010-09-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jomaque from Eh...Good price, not quality I bought this lens back in November, and it's a starter telephoto. After some shots later on, however, there was noticeable problems with the lens and photos. The lens' autofocus is very slow, even my 18-55 is faster. The 75-300 is also prone to chromatic aberration, which leads to purple fringing on edges of subjects, which are a problem. I do recommend this lens, however, to someone on a tight budget. But, overall, as a photographer, I'm not exactly pleased.
Date published: 2012-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jweavercma from Good for Beginners When I first used this lens I was a rank amateur so I had no idea what I was doing. Now that I have advanced beyond my kit lenses, the limitations of this lens are glaringly apparent. My major problem with is the fact that you cant use a polarizer or split ND filter with it due to the external focusing mechanism.
Date published: 2012-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by mkt from Infinity focus is blurry Purchased December 2012 with bundled T3i. Nice lens with wide zoom range. Manual focus at the infinity setting is blurry, you have to back it off just a tad. Internal focusing mechanism just not up to old standards. You can not just set it to infinity and shoot. Many posts on web about the out of focus at infinity issue. It is a problem I did not expect to have. Not critical but really annoying.
Date published: 2013-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by SmokinOkie from Best lens for the price I've had the lens for a few weeks now. I got it in the XS kit from Sam's Club. For the price it is awesome! Sure it has a few shortcomings for a professional shooter but then it isn't intended for a professional shooter. This lens was made for people like me who want to pursue their hobby on a budget and who are willing to make a few compensations in their shooting techniques rather than try to come up with a lot of money for the more veratile lens. It is a pro toy for a hobby guy. I am happy with it. I can't afford the top end equipment and this lens lets me enjoy and explore my hobby on a budget I can afford. That just makes my hobby even more enjoyable. For those people who complain about the lens the solution is simple-buy a higher priced lens! It is what it is and you get what you pay for. For me I am getting a lot for the money I can afford. Thank you Canon!
Date published: 2009-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1995billy from Good If used right I had recieved this as a birthday present with my t1i i also had gotten the 28-90mm but i use this at football game it is great if you are at the right distance away.
Date published: 2009-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Photo Man from Well worth the money spend I BOUGHT THIS LENS TO PUT ON MY OLD CANON EOS REBEL TO TAKE WITH ME WHILE DRIVING AROUND. I WASN'T SURE IT WOULD LIVE UP MY EXPECTATIONS, BUT WAS WILLING TO SETTLE FOR A LITTLE LESS. BOY, WAS I SUIRPRISED. IT HAS GOOD QUALITY, IS WELL MADE, AND TAKES BEAUTIFUL PICTURES FOR REAL. THE AUTO FOCUS IS A LITTLE SLOW, BUT WHEN IT LOCKES IN, YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. THE AUTO FOCUS IS A LITTLE STIFF, BUT I THINK IT WILL NEVER HAVE ANY LENS CREEP. I CARANKED IT UP TO 300MM AND CAUGHT A HAWK IN FLIGHT. IT TOOK ON OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES EVER. IF YOU LEARN TO USE THE LENS PROPERLY, LIKE EVERYTING ELSE, YOU WILL FIND NO FAULT WITH IT. I HAVE A 70-300 IS USM, AND IT TOO IS KING OF THE ROAD. I HOPE CANON STAYS ON THE RIGHT PATH, AS RIGHT NOW THEY PRODUCE THE BEST LENS FOR THE MONEY, PERIOD.
Date published: 2011-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dannyboy2010 from Tolerable Lens I've used this lens heavily over the last year and I'd say its a decent beginner's zoom lens. The lens is pretty lightweight, easy to use, and has a good focal range, but using the longer lengths can be tricky since there isn't image stabilization. You get some slight optical imperfections at 300mm as well and the image quality can be a bit soft at times. If you want a zoom lens for occasional use, this is fine, but people who rely on this focal range, especially professionals, may want to look into the IS version or Canon's 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II lens. if your hobbyist, though, this lens is convenient to have.
Date published: 2016-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by pslake from A very good lens for the money! I have a Canon D-50, I bought from canon.com and added this lens for sport photography. It far exceeded my expectations. It is a quality lens that is well contructed, works very well and takes great pictures.
Date published: 2011-07-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big Juicy from Follow up... This is a follow up to my post/review from a few months back. I've been using this lens now for quite a bit of time and have shot around a lot with it. One thing I've noticed and had read before is that the lens tends to shoot dark. I've found this to be true so adequate lighting (natural or via flash) is critical to compensate for this. I love the Canon Speedlite 430 II flash and it's exposure compensation feature which helps immensely. This lens can also generate quite a bit of noise so be sure to have the ISO set correctly for the conditions on your camera. Also, you'll need to shoot on "P" mode or "TV/SV" mode so you can align the focal length with the lens size; example, 300mm lens, 300 or more shutter speed to eliminate camera shake. A lot to remember but if you do these things you'll be happy with this lens. Still a thumbs up for price/value! Enjoy and shoot well...
Date published: 2011-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by sam i am from Great air shots I used this lens with my new camera at the Sun N Fun air show in Lakeland FL in April of 2012. I found it easy for my spouse and I to use. We were taking shots of fast moving FA18 as well as older bi-planes. The lens did very well with night shots of the air show.
Date published: 2012-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jewels from Great lens for the price. This lens is great for the price. I read a lot of reviews of people complaining that there is no IS on it. First of all you don't use an IS with a tripod. Secondly, using AF really doesn't give you the sharpest photos. That is what manual focal ring is for. Over all the lens MTP chart has a high rating at 75-200mm. If you want to have a good telephoto lens for a great price then this is a good buy. If you can't afford a more expensive lens and worry about possible camera shake, because there is no IS on this lens, remember you can always use mirror lock up on your camera or live view.
Date published: 2013-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by dhalb from Good beginner lens, nothing special. Great lens for beginners because of its low price. It's also fairly light for its focal length. It can produce a few nice photos provided you know what you're doing. But that's about where the pros end. If you're looking for super-sharp professional quality images, you're going to have to look somewhere else. The focus is soft to begin with, but once you go over 200mm it gets dramatically worse. The Auto Focus has a lot of trouble with low-light situations, and is fairly picky while in AI Servo. Not to mention slow. I've had a couple instances where it took nearly 10 (ten) seconds to focus. There's also an issue with Chromatic Aberration. Everyone loves pincushioning and purple fraying around their subject, right? Anyway, aside from the soft focus, slow AF, and CA problems, the lack of the Image Stabilizer is truly the major downfall to this lens. I recommend using a tripod above 135mm, and I don't even attempt hand-shooting over 200mm after dozens of failed shots. For a superior quality lens with a similar focal length that doesn't break your bank, I recommend picking up the 55-250mm IS II instead.
Date published: 2013-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jermainevent from Great beginners lens Bought this one a while back and have been very satisfied with it. Just like a few others on here mentioned, quality can be a bit fuzzy when not using a tripod but it still pretty decent. Would not be my first choice to recommend to a professional but definitely great to start out with and learn.
Date published: 2017-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChatRoomKiller from Poor performer at best. Out of the box, my focus ring sticks before getting to infinity when on autofocus. It canl not take a distant object in focus while set over 200mm on any setting. In over 100 attempts ZERO pictures are in focus. Even on landscape mode or manual with focus set on infinity and the Fstop raised to f16 are still blurry at 200mm - 300mm. This lens is simply no good.
Date published: 2012-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Photo Pro from Fantastic Pro-Quality lens! Pretty amazed by this lens!! It's ultra fast to focus, super quiet which is helpful in churches or for wild life. It has always taken crisp, sharp pictures for me. Even in low light it's aperture if large enough to allow for fast shutter times, thereby producing great pictures of weddings, etc. The Zoom is amazing, at 300mm - you can get close up images of rings going onto fingers from half way back in the church! Really nice lens, light weight, and reliable.
Date published: 2009-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Old Timer from For the $ best lense I've bought I bought this lens in about 2007. Taken probably 12000 pictures with it. 50% of them at Walt Disney World. From reading other reviews I had none of those problems. Not much of a nigh shoot person, daytime pictures very few out of focus. Some times even use a 2x multiplier. Last trip to Disney bought and used EFS55-250mm. I had all the problems with that len that people described with this lens. I put the 75-300 back on my Rebel XT and will leave it there. The rebel XT is old and a little slow, might up-date it someday.
Date published: 2014-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by cheatham from null I have had this lens for years. It was actually given to me by a friend. I do not use it very often but when I do use it I'm always surprised for the bum rap this lens gets. For the money it takes fine images and coupled with some photoshopping it can deliver fine, fine images. I typically use this lens in music festival situations when I'm a hundred or so yards from the stages. With a steady hand the shots can be surprisingly good. I still hold this lens to be great for beginners. And, yeah, the auto-focus could be faster but this is not a USM lens.
Date published: 2009-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by adams from use a tripod! While the build quality is pretty good, do not use this lens without a tripod! I have been overly disappointed every time I've used this lens without a tripod attached to the bum of my camera. I highly recommend using a tripod. Other than that, it's a good, cheap lens.
Date published: 2010-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seb from Look Elsewhere I've owned this lens for almost 3 years and it has never taken a picture in focus whether in auto or manual focus. Around every subject regardless of lighting, the edges are just too soft and the subject just doesn't have focus. The closer you are to 70mm the better it gets, but it's still pronounced. I looked up information on several forums about this lens and it appears to be normal for it, so I never sent the lens back to Canon for repair. I've used this lens for shooting weddings, airshows, extreme sports competitions, hiking and wildlife. I give it a shot every time I shoot something and every time I'm disappointed as soon see the images on the computer. They look fantastic on a tiny screen and if you fill the frame with the subject, but there can be no cropping on images with this lens, it will make the softness very pronounced.
Date published: 2016-08-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3p from great for beginners ive had this lens for quite some time now and use it mostly for shooting wildlife. for a first telephoto lens its great to practice with, you really can get good sharp images with this product. one thing however, is the auto-focus. i have missed plenty of great shots because of how slow and sometimes inaccurate the lens is. i would recommend using the manual focus and learn to focus accurately and quickly. now this is no pro lens unlike the canon L lenses that ill soon be upgrading to. its also important to note that this lens should not be used in extreme weather conditions as dust and water are easily accessible to the interior of the lens. if your looking for a manageable low priced telephoto this is something you might consider. i love canon products but if you want to really get serious into photography and telephoto zoom, their L series lenses are the only way to go.
Date published: 2009-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harlem knight from great for beginners Got this extra with my rebel t3 kit, my first foray away from the point and shoot. So far so good. While I'm not a professional, I take the occasional shots whenever something catches my eye. As I've been playing with the lenses, I've noticed that if you follow the parameters of the lens, it will give you good to great results. Tried to take a picture of the big and little dipper, guess it wasn't enough light as the camera just wouldn't focus. On some subjects, it just keeps focusing, found out a couple of steps taken backward can alleviate that issue. Overall, so far, its a good lens and can give you great shots. Being that it doesn't have IS, if you zoom to the max, you'll get nothing but blur so invest in a tripod. Anything closer and the focus is great.
Date published: 2012-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by kat from good lens I have been using this lens since I bought my camera over 2 years ago. Light weight, easy to use and takes the abuse that I give it. As of today it is still in the same working order as when I took it out of the box.
Date published: 2014-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by FotoGuru from It was an ok lens, until... I was out shooting nature yesterday and the AF/MF button popped off. Looked like there was a dab of glue that had held it on, I was unable to find the part that feel off. Now when you try to move it to focus or zoom it makes strange sound.
Date published: 2010-08-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leather from Great lens By reading the other reviews I believe I got an exceptionally good one. No problems with auto focus (unless I try to get to close to the subject and I do not miss the IS at all even at full zoom hand held all my pictures come out just beautiful ! The only issue I have found is in high contrast you do get a lot of CA even with a CPL filter, but this is my only complaint. For the price you pay you get a really great lens.
Date published: 2013-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stone Man from It's great for it's price For starters this is not a lens for professionals and I'm not one anyway so..., knowing that this is a great lens. It has the features you'll need to take it into the field and get some really good photos under your belt while getting use to the handling and functions of a telephoto lens. After you master this one and chose to use your camera rather then park it in the closet you may end up buying the next level up but for starting out or even for a an everyday knock around lens this one is perfect and can handle some abuse with no trouble. For the cost you really can't beat it. Overall the images will be some you can take a level of pride in. I have taken some longer shots (around 50 to 70 yards) of birds which came out pretty darn good. After printing them I was fairly satified with it and I'm happy enough with it to say "I would" buy it again for the price. After all the cost is nothing compared to other high end lens's and it's a little toughy that will not make you worry to take it in the woods or the city and get a few bumps, it can handle it. If you buy one for non-professional work you'll have some really neat photos that people will admire including you.
Date published: 2010-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chqnces from Great Budget Lens still in 2019! This lens is great! It works smoothly and zooms pretty far. It's not the best zoom lens out there, but it is decent for it's price. The lens are not recommended for video since it doesn't have image stabilization. Even with a tripod, autofocus would make noise.In this case, I would recommend taking photos with a tripod. But if you hold the camera in a very stable way, you can get away a sharp handheld image. Otherwise, it's great for what it's made to do.
Date published: 2019-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bcline16 from Good lens I bought this about a week ago and have used it five times and it has taken good photos .
Date published: 2018-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Q from Sad I used to be a serious amateur and loved my FTb, A1 and EF bodies for 35mm. Canon FD lenses were known for their sharpness; the difference between lower priced Canon glass and the upper end lenses was the speed of the lens. The faster lenses were more expensive, but even the less expensive models were sharp. After relying on my G9 for a few years, I am getting back into SLRs. This lens has none of the old quality. Even in-focus photos are soft and I doubt it's because of my 50D body. This lens is a huge disappointment.
Date published: 2012-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by skygirl from does this fit a cannon rebel t7 I want to buy a zoom Lens. I have a cannon rebel t7 . does it fit this camera??
Date published: 2022-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jack4012 from Great for airshows I bought this lens for airshows and it does not disappoint. This lens works great for capturing aircraft whether static, taxiing, or in-flight. As with any tool, I had to learn how to use it effectively and there was some trial and error. Lots of blurry pictures and missed shots. But, that was my novice fault and not the lens. Once I became proficient in the usage of this lens, my shots consistently come out great even after cropping. If this lens can cleanly capture a jet going 500 miles per hour, it will definitely work for any other subject you need to zoom in on.
Date published: 2020-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by mo man from auto sticks after about 6 weeks service i have had many canon products over the years and this is the first problem .hope they can repair
Date published: 2021-07-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Key from DOES IT FITS FOR EOS REBEL T3? Will this lense fit an eos rebel T3? I am looking for a lense with more zoom, does anyone knows? Thanks! :)
Date published: 2023-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mortimer from This lens is not cavier, but its definitely not powdered eggs. I bought this lens 6 weeks ago and have been very impressed with it thus far. The only reason I didn't give it a five star rating is I don't believe it was intended to be a five star telephoto lens. Light weight, easy to use, and taking impressive shots of birds in flight I have no complaints. If this lens can freeze a hummingbird's wings in flight and make a sharp clear portrait of it then I got my money's worth. And indeed, I got my money's worth. I'm glad I got it added to my glass.
Date published: 2023-07-20T00:00:00-04:00