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

The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM telephoto Zoom Lens is a slight step up from the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens in that this lens adds a micromotor USM focusing system for slightly quieter and slightly faster autofocus operations.


  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM - $234.99

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What I Like

  • Lightweight
  • Metal Mount
  • Relatively inexpensive

What I Don't Like

  • Micro USM not as fast or silent as true USM
  • Not internally focused
  • Lens shade not included

The Bottom Line

When purchased on sale this lens can be a decent value and a good entry level zoom lens. With that said, however, I would recommend saving up and getting the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VC USD instead as you will get better build quality, faster and quieter autofocus and the lens hood is included.

Overall User Rating

4.34 out of 5

based on 814 user reviews online.

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