About this product
|The Canon EF III USM is a good choice for beginning photographers looking for a wide-angle zoom lens to capture images of sports or wildlife — and even up-close pictures where some background blurring is desired. This Canon camera lens is one of the smallest and most lightweight 4x zoom ratio lenses in its class. The lens is compatible with other Canon cameras with an EF mount and has a 58-mm filter size. The aperture size on this telephoto camera lens is f/4 with a focusing distance of between 75-300 mm. The electronic lens mount on the Canon EF III USM means smooth and quiet auto-focusing, but manual focus can be used if desired. The lens element rotates while focusing. This Canon camera lens makes use of its Super Spectra coating to reduce ghosting and flare and to boost color and contrast readings while capturing images. The zoom ring on this telephoto camera lens looks especially nice with a silver ring trim. Though there are more expensive and feature-laden lenses out there, the Canon EF III USM is a great starting place for those who want a strong basic tool to use to learn as they go or for those who are on a budget, but still want to take great pictures.|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||75-300mm|
|Camera Technology||Digital, Film|
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- richard.704Nov 15, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
The lens are flawless! I don't even see signs of wear. I'm very pleased with my purchase, which is comparable to new lens at a fraction of the cost.
- yogimaster2012Oct 16, 2015Verified purchase - NEWby
Great product. Best lens I have yet!
- gnhntn1967Oct 14, 2006by
Good Lens For Those On A Budget
PROS<br>1. Cost (can normally be purchased for under $200)<br>2. Zoom Range<br>3. Lightweight<br><br>CONS<br>1. Slow To Focus (as compared to USM)<br>2. Front Element Rotates<br><br>While not the greatest this lens is capable of produces really good photos. This is Canon's lowest priced lens in this zoom range, so expect to give up some of the luxuries with it. My biggest complaint is that is is slow to focus, but then again I normal have one of Canon's USM lenses on my camera (the 28-135mm IS).<br><br>When used outside in good light this lens works very well. However, when used inside, or in low light, the images aren't as sharp and clear, due to lens shake (this is where the IS version has the advantage, or if used with a tripod). As long as you are using a faster shutter speed the photos taken with this lens will be fine. If you are going to be using it to shoot birds or wildlife with then this lens isn't a bad choice, and the price can't be beat, but don't plan on using it for shooting portraits.<br><br>For the difference in the price I would look at the USM version, though, due to the faster focus. And, if your budget supports it I would recommend the IS version of this lens, as I am sure that would greatly enhanced the photos (as it will compensate for lens shake), especially if you are going to be using it in any low light situations.<br><br>I personally do not use this focal length that often, and when I do I use it outside when it is well lighted, so the other features aren't that important to me. Although I wish I had spent the extra and gotten at least the USM version. I can say that if I used it more often then I do now (I have had this lens for about 4 months now, and think I have only used it twice) I would get the IS version.Read full review
- maakk5Mar 19, 2007by
I bought this lens for additional zoom for my camera. I am very pleased with the lens and it is very easy to use. Good clear vision and fits the camera like a charm.
- righterrayJul 9, 2015by
A lot of lens for the money -- I would recommend it.
I would like to have gotten a 300 mm f4 lens but it cost 8 to 10 times what I paid for this lens. This is very good. Sometimes when conditions are just right, it is a crisp focus but sometimes it is not the absolutely crisp focus. Still, I am glad I got this and have been having fun with it and would recommend it.