Ratings and Reviews
An affordable, compact telephoto zoom lens with USM focussing.
One of the smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lenses in its class, the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM is ideal for photographers who are working to a budget. Great for sports, nature and portraits.
The lightest 4x telephoto zoom lens in its class. Ideal for photographing sports, portraiture, wildlife etc. The lens' telephoto effect compresses perspective and restricts depth of field, effectively blurring backgrounds. At the 300mm focal length it is possbile to fill the frame with a postcard from a distance of 1.5 meters.
An integrated AF motor provides fast autofocusing performance. The lens' electromagnetic diaphragm ensures incredibly accurate control over aperture positioning.
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
A ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting.
|Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)||27° - 6°50', 18°11' - 4°35', 32°11' - 8°15'|
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||13/9|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7|
|Minimum aperture||32 - 45|
|Closest focusing distance (m)||1.5|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.25 (at 300mm)|
|AF actuator||Micro USM|
|Filter diameter (mm)||58|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||71 x 122|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II||0.31 - 0.04|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II||0.39 - 0.09|
|Lens Cap||E-58U / E-58II|