Every Canon EF Lens: Read the Reviews, See the Specification & Check the Price
Home page - Every Canon EF Lens: Read the Reviews, See the Specification & Check the Price
EFLens is run by Keith and Karen from Northlight Images, in our spare time. All our articles and reviews are free. The web sites are supported by links & advertising.
Our thanks go out to anyone who has helped us run our sites by buying something (absolutely anything) via these links
Amazon UK / Amazon France / Amazon Germany / Amazon USA / Amazon Canada / B&H / Adorama /
-------

Overview

A long zoom for film era EOS DSLRs. Full time manual focus ring. Not a fast lens (no USM AF) and without IS it needs good light. OK to experiment with if found cheap enough, but well down on image quality. There is a whole series of basic 75-300 lenses (see below), none of which have a stellar reputation for build or optical quality.

Available from: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | B&H | Adorama

Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 75-300mm 1:4-5.6
Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups
Minimum Aperture 45
Maximum Magnification x0.25
Closest Focusing Distance 1.5m
Filter Size 58mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 73.8 x 122mm, 500g


Canon EF 75–300mm f/4–5.6 lens
Attribute (original) USM IS USM II II USM III III USM
Key features
Image stabilizer No Yes No
Environmental Sealing No
USM No Yes No Yes No Yes
Technical data
Maximum aperture f/4–5.6
Minimum aperture f/45 f/32-45 f/45 f/32–45
Filter diameter 58 mm
Physical data
Weight 500 g 495 g 650 g 480 g
Max. Diameter 73.8mm 71.1mm 78.5mm 71mm
Max. Length 122mm 138.2mm 122mm
Groups/elements 9/12 9/13 10/15 9/13
Aperture blades 7 8 7
Closest focusing distance 1.5 m
Retail information
Release date March 1991 June 1991 September 1995 July 1995 March 1995 April 1999

EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 reviews and articles

  • Canon UK / US Information Page
  • Amazon
  • Northlight Images
  • Canon CPN article
  • Fred Miranda
  • Lens Tip
  • Digital Picture
  • PhotoZone
  • SLR Gear
  • Lens Review
  • ePhotozine
Written a review? Contact us and we'll add it to the list.

Sample images

None available.

Product launch

No information available on the 1991 launch of this lens.

Used Canon Lenses
• UK: MPB
• USA: B&H | Adorama
Every Canon EF Lens: Read the Reviews, See the Specification & Check the Price
Welcome to EFLens.com:
The world's number 1 Canon Review website with every Canon EF Lens. Read all of the reviews, see detailed specifications and check the price.

EF Lens chronology
EF Lens date codes
EF Lens mount details
EF Lens filter sizes
Compare EF-S18-55 versions
Tweet about it
Tell a friend
Send feedback
Canon Lens Review
Canon Lens List:
EFLens.com
used lenses
Sigma Lens Review
Sigma Lens List:
Manufacturer's Website
Samyang Lens Review
Samyang/Rokinon List:
Manufacturer's Website
Tamron Lens Review
Tamron Lens List:
Manufacturer's Website
Tokina Lens Review
Tokina Lens List:
Manufacturer's Website
© 1987 - 2016 NI