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Old 11-23-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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Canon lens

Do any of you recommend this lens?
Its the 75-300mm lens
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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From what I have read the 75-300 is a really bad lens... What you want is the 70-300 IS USM
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:34 AM   #3
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Stay away, read reviews and you will see.

I would actually recommend the 55-250IS in that price range, or better yet a used 70-200L F4.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:01 AM   #4
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LOOK!

Your second picture is for the 70-300 USM IS lens

You are asking about 75-300 lens.

They are completely different!

The 70-300 USM IS lens is the best non L tele lens Canon sells. It retails for $650 and is sold around $500 new and $350-$400 used.
I own it and its a great lens. 80-90% as good as the 70-200mm L, plus you get 100mm longer and stablilizer for less money than the 70-200L non-IS at $700+.

The 75-300 is a piece of garbage. It sells for $199 ish.

If you can not do the the 70-300 USM IS version, Do the Canon 55-250mm around the same price of the 75-300. Its a great value lens.
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stay far far away from it. I had one and hated it. If your looking for that focal length and have a crop sensor then I say try the 55-250 with I.S. It was one of my favorite lens when I had an APS sensor camera. If you have full frame then look into the 70-200L F/4
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The 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is about the same price, you guys think it'll be better ?
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The 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is about the same price, you guys think it'll be better ?
As stated above, yes.
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I will keep that in mind. Thanks for the help!
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So I went ahead and order this lens off of best buy for around $350, it's the 50mm f1.4 usm lens. I think it's a great lens and a must have. What do you guys think?
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good lens but the 50mm f1.8 is only $100, could have used the difference to upgrade your tele.
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Very true. I had some gift cards I got for my bday so I really didn't spend more than $50 from my own money
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Very true. I had some gift cards I got for my bday so I really didn't spend more than $50 from my own money
Its a good lens. I would have bought the f1.8 and a flash or a tele same money.

50mm on a crop is not always easy to use because you cant always get back far enough.
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Here's a shot I took of my brother. i was in a rush cause I had to go work. I'd say it came out looking okay.
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Its a good lens. I would have bought the f1.8 and a flash for a tele same money.

50mm on a crop is not always easy to use because you cant always get back far enough.
I strongly second this.
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Its a good lens. I would have bought the f1.8 and a flash or a tele same money.

50mm on a crop is not always easy to use because you cant always get back far enough.
Agree 110% for a beginner. If you use it enough, the 1.4 ends up being worth it for its build quality and USM focus drive. The micro drive in the 1.8 gets annoying after a while and it doesn't lock in focus as quickly.

Both lenses are absolutely fantastic though.

FWIW, I use my 50mm on my crop body all the time. It all depends on what you shoot and how you're comfortable shooting. I find more times when I'd rather be far away than when I'd rather be closer. So much so that my Canon 10-22 was my least favorite lens.

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Yes they're both really good
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #17
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Here's another one! I really like the lens and image quality
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Don't even think about buying the 75-300. It came with the kit when I bought my first camera and it's been used maybe once.
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Don't even think about buying the 75-300. It came with the kit when I bought my first camera and it's been used maybe once.
It's really that bad huh
I'm glad I didn't buy it long time ago. They were out of them that's why I didn't. I'm getting the 55-250mm IS next
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