|EF||Autofocus lens designed both for Canon full frame and APS-C SLR cameras.|
|III||Third version of the lens.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III USM||Apr 1999||⊗|
|Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III||Apr 1999||⊗|
|Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM||Sep 1995||⊗|
|Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 II USM||Mar 1995||⊗|
|Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 II||Jul 1995||⊗|
|Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 USM||Jun 1992||⊗|
|Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6||Mar 1991||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||32.2°-8.2° (35mm full frame)|
|25.6°-6.5° (Canon APS-H)|
|20.6°-5.2° (Canon APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||13 elements in 9 groups|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||150 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Micromotor (Canon EF)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø71 x 122 mm|
|Filter size:||58 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode without Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 58 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread ROTATES during focusing which does not allow convenient use such types of filters which require a specific orientation (f.e. polarizing and gradient).
The lens does not feature optical image stabilizer. It is a significant disadvantage for a lens of such class - the need for image stabilization only grows with increasing of focal length. In order to obtain sharp images with this lens, you will need to use a tripod or shutter speeds not longer than 1/300 second (at focal length of 300 mm) which may require in some cases increasing the ISO setting and will lead to noisy images.
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|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|