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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Telephoto zoom lens for Canon EOS SLR cameras

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Fans of telephoto shooting will appreciate the high quality and extensive zoom power of this Canon EF lens. It may be less advanced than other lenses in the EF line, but when it's paired with a compatible EOS camera it still gives you the crisp photos that Canon users have come to expect.

Zero in on far-off objects — a bald eagle perched atop a distant tree, your favorite movie star shaking hands on the red carpet, you name it — for detailed shots with an up-close feel. And shooting just five feet from a subject, you can fill the frame with an object as small as a dollar bill. This kind of telephoto ability is an important part of any aspiring photographer's bag of tricks.

Product Highlights:

  • f/4-5.6 III EF telephoto lens with 35mm equivalent of 75-300mm
  • compatible with all Canon EOS SLR cameras
  • minimum focus distance: 4.9 ft.
  • constructed of 13 elements in 9 groups
  • filter size: 58mm
  • lens is 5-3/8" long, 2-13/16" in diameter
  • weight: 1.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Reviews

Average Customer Review:

5 Reviews


Written by: ricatao from New York on January 24, 2015

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Works great with my Canon T5i.

Pros: works great, well made


Good zoom

Written by: Deggy D from Wisconsin on January 12, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this as a gift for my wife, along with the Rebel T3i. I was impressed by the difference in this zoom, vs the standard lens. Crutchfield gave me a good deal on it too, so I'm happy with the price.



75-300mm Telephoto

Written by: Kel from Simi,CA on December 27, 2013

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Great for Beginners & intermediates, If your looking for a Telephoto lens then you've realized you want more from your camera. As long as you know how to hold your camera with a telephoto lens this is the one you want.

Pros: easy to use for crisp pics at a distance.

Cons: none

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Written by: Aknana from Alaska on August 23, 2013

So been a great lens so far.



Great beginners tool

Written by: Lasscat from New York, New York on February 9, 2012

When you search the reviews on various websites regarding this zoom lens, you get mix reviews. Either the reviews hate it or love it. Very seldom do you find middle ground. I, however, believe that this lens is fantastic for beginners and intermediate users who are not accustom to using zoom lens. The lens itself is very powerful, it does not have a automatic stabilizer, but you do not need it if you know how to hold the camera correctly. The zoom itself works great, getting up close to the subject. I've tested the zoom with airplanes flying by, and depending on their altitude you get clear, cut images, some images you can see the grooves on the tires as the aircraft lands, with other aircrafts, you can see the name clearly on the wing, when with your naked eye you barely see a the image. This zoom lens will help beginner photographers learn about distance, focusing, not only with auto but under manual control (which I preferred). You will become comfortable and once you are done learning and growing with this lens, you can move on to other lens that offer more.

Pros: Easy to use, easy to hold, great ability to zoom long distance providing clear crisp images

Cons: when using manual control, the grooves to adujust camera is not easily found at times, however, if you constantly practice, you will create muscle memory and will have no problem locating the groove to adujust focus.

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  • EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 telephoto lens
  • E-58mm Lens cap (installed)
  • Back cover (installed)
  • Limited warranty card
  • Multi-lingual Instructions

Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Canon
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 75-300mm
Maximum Aperture f/4-5.6
Weight 16.8 oz
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Warranty Information


Product Overview: The Canon EF 75-300mm lens is a telephoto zoom lens compatible with Canon EOS SLR cameras.

Auto/Manual Focus: To shoot in Autofocus mode, set the focus mode switch on the lens to "AF". To manually focus the camera, set the switch to "MF", and focus by turning the focusing ring.

Aperture: The aperture is set with the camera's electronic input dial. The aperture will change according to the focal length. However, special operation is not required since the camera automatically reads the aperture change.

Optional Accessories (available from Canon): Compatible optional accessories include: LP1019 Lens case, ET-60 hood, and screw-in filters (58mm).


  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • Minimum Aperture: f/32-45
  • Magnification and Area:
    • 75mm: 0.07x /367 x 555mm (14.6"x21.6")
    • 300mm: 0.25x /95 x 142mm (3.7"x5.6")
  • Angle of View:
    • Diagonal 32º 11' - 8º 15'
    • Vertical 18º 11' - 4º 35'
    • Horizontal 27º - 6º 50'
  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.5m
  • Maximum Diameter and Length of lens (without front and back lens caps):
    • 75mm: 2.776" Dia x 5.368" L (when attached to camera), 5.581" total L
    • 300mm: 2.776" Dia x 7.518" L (when attached to camera), 7.710" total L
  • Maximum Diameter and Length of lens (with front and back lens caps):
    • 75mm: 2.776" Dia x 6.214" L
    • 300mm: 2.776" Dia x 8.368" L
  • Weight: 480g

Warranty Information

Warranty Terms: Canon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on this lens.

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