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

Telephoto zoom lens for Canon EOS SLR cameras

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Whether you're shooting high-intensity sports or high-energy toddlers, you can appreciate the speedy photo capture that a lens with fast autofocus delivers. That's why Canon has honed the power of their Ultrasonic Motors (USM) for use in their EF lenses.

The EF 75-300mm lens with USM delivers exceptional telephoto ability, for capture of far-off subjects, or for detailed close-ups of nearby objects. And the built-in Micro USM gives you rapid and quiet autofocus. Picture a frame-filling photograph of a distant hot-air balloon, followed by a sparkling shot of your daughter's face as she watches it — all taken in a matter of seconds. With that kind of potential, this measures up as an unusually capable lens for the price.

Product Highlights:

  • 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III EF telephoto lens
  • effective focal length:
    • 75-300mm with 35mm film or full-frame sensor digital cameras
    • 120-480mm with APS-C sensor Canon cameras
  • compatible with all Canon autofocus film and digital SLR cameras
  • Micro USM (Ultrasonic Motor)
  • 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 USM Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

Love it!

Written by: jewels from Arizona on November 19, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really love my telephoto lens, fast!



Cannon zoom

Written by: Canon Telephoto from Columbia SC on September 27, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use great addition to Cannon EOS Rebel

Pros: Easy to use Easy with auto focus Good clarity Effective for most beginner applications

Cons: A little on the heavier side

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM Lens

Written by: migueldart from NYC on July 12, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's a Canon product, high quality is taken for granted. And for the price, there's no better bargain one can find.

Pros: Excellent price, good performance.

Cons: No IS. Not included in the CPS (Canon Professional Services) Program.

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

Written by: Toby from Alaska.Arctic Fox Photos on July 14, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am a wildlife photographer in Alaska. Arctic Fox Photos. This is a good light weight inexpensive telephoto lens by Canon. You can't beat it for the price.



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What's in the box?

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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 75-300 mm
Maximum Aperture f/4-5.6
Weight 16.1 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Product Overview: The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM lens is a telephoto zoom lens compatible with Canon EOS SLR cameras. With the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), you can expect fast and quiet focusing capability.

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

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Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs

This lens gives you impressive telephoto power and fast autofocus for taking shots of far-off subjects. Image Stabilization (IS) technology keeps images in-focus.

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I have been using my EF 75-300 for about 6 months. It's on the camera, off the camera several times during my photo sessions. I have noticed no clicking noise. [ GERALD D  Jul 02, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Greg  Jul 02, 2014 ]  Staff

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