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Tom G. Bridge

Canon 75-300mm lens

What do you people think about the Canon 75-300mm ef usm lens it doesnt have the image stabilizer. so just tell me what you think. I am thinking about buying it

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6/27/2006 9:22:31 PM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  Probably one of their most popular first lenses. It's a good value, considering price and everything. It has it's versatility for snap shot, or more serious stuff if you have things like flash because of it being an f/5.6 lens.
The more serious you get, or the more things you'll want to expand into, the more you'll start wanting and looking into getting the L series and/or a lens with a wider apeture.
There are Canon lenses that are close to that focal range that are sharper. Some are straight telephotos, some are L lenses, most will be higher in price. The 75-300 isn't an unsharp lens, but there are some that are sharper.
If you go to Canon's site and look thru their lens list, they have a MTF chart for each lens. Now I don't know what each line means on MTF chart, but I do know that the straighter the lines are, and the higher on the graph they are, the better the lens.
The 75-300 is made to be a first time or intermediate users lens, and it is a good lens. I have one, still use it. But once you used or seen the difference in the higher quality lenses, if photos gets to the point of being something that you do see the point in paying the amount of money for the higher end lenses, you will want to get a new lens. And yes, I do want a faster, higher optic lens.
But I haven't not liked having a 75-300. I've had fun with it and never thought I should've post poned and saved for something else.

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6/28/2006 1:39:55 AM

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