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Looking to buy the 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens Does anybody have experiance with this lens? I'd be using it on a Canon EOS 10D Thanks Ed...

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    Default 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens

    Looking to buy the 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens
    Does anybody have experiance with this lens?


    I'd be using it on a Canon EOS 10D

    Thanks
    Ed


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    ed Guest

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens

    ed wrote:
    >
    > Looking to buy the 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens
    > Does anybody have experiance with this lens?
    >
    > I'd be using it on a Canon EOS 10D
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ed
    Ed,

    I have asked this question over in aus.photo under the header of "Canon
    EF Lenses Recommendations?" as this lens was one I was looking at.
    Most replies indicated that this lens is quite bad, with long delays in
    the IS and apparently it bucks around a bit. Also slow and dark at the
    long end apparently.

    cheers

    Rob
    Rob Wild Guest

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens

    If you don't mind using old lens, try the 100-300 f.5.6L (may be only 2nd
    hand in the market) and the image quanilty is much better....... maybe it
    also save some $$$ too since it is old lens.


    "Rob Wild" <robert.wildadelaide.NOSPAM.edu.au> wrote in message
    news:3F1742CE.871E81A8adelaide.NOSPAM.edu.au...
    > ed wrote:
    > >
    > > Looking to buy the 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens
    > > Does anybody have experiance with this lens?
    > >
    > > I'd be using it on a Canon EOS 10D
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Ed
    >
    > Ed,
    >
    > I have asked this question over in aus.photo under the header of "Canon
    > EF Lenses Recommendations?" as this lens was one I was looking at.
    > Most replies indicated that this lens is quite bad, with long delays in
    > the IS and apparently it bucks around a bit. Also slow and dark at the
    > long end apparently.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > Rob

    William Sit Guest

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens

    My wife owns one and I find it quite good. It is not an "L" lens but the
    IS makes it about the best long zoom you are going to find for less than
    13 - 14 hundred dollars.

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    "ed" <sftimeshotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Looking to buy the 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens
    > Does anybody have experiance with this lens?
    >
    >
    > I'd be using it on a Canon EOS 10D
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ed
    >
    >

    Tony Spadaro Guest

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens



    Tony Spadaro wrote:
    >
    > My wife owns one and I find it quite good. It is not an "L" lens but the
    > IS makes it about the best long zoom you are going to find for less than
    > 13 - 14 hundred dollars.
    >
    Now that is interesting. From various discussions I have had with
    people, most people bag this lens (see aus.photo link in original post).
    I am wondering if you have ever found problems with this such as the
    alleged slow & jumpy IS function or being 'dark' at the long end of the
    focus? Or are people in aus.photo being overly picky? Whilst I realise
    that people have preferences and biases, I am trying to look at the
    general reception of users to this lens, as I was considering getting
    one at some point.

    Rob
    Rob Wild Guest

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens

    I guess it would be impossible to tell really. I know I've found it works
    well -- for the price. I would be willing to bet any amount of money that
    the 100-400 IS s it out of the water, but the 75-300 is about one third
    the price. The IS snaps in after about a half second, like any f5.6 lens
    it's fairly dark out at the long end and it inn't any sharper a lens than
    the non-IS version of the same thing -- which sells for as little as 170
    dollars in the US.
    What I noticed was that my wife's sharpness quotient went up when she
    replaced her old 75-300 EF with this IS version. Every shot she takes is
    sharper because of the steadiness of the lens. So I tried it and was equally
    impressed with my results. Neither of us shoots fast action or anything
    where speed is of great importance. I can tell you for sure that this would
    not be a great sports lens - for that, bite the bullet and get the 100-400
    IS -- which is a real bargain of a lens too.
    Everything is budget and what you expect for a lens, of course. If you
    possibly can, put one on your camera and take a few shots with it, see if
    you can use it for what you want to do, and if it gives your shots real
    improvement.
    This much I do know -- there is no other zoom lens I would currently
    bother with between the 75-300 IS and the 100-400 IS. I might go for the 300
    f4 IS lens some day, but the only long zoom I'm interested in is the 100-400
    IS. Nothing by Canon or anyone else impresses me as better than the 75-300
    IS (IS counts for a lot) until you hit that 100-400.

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    "Rob Wild" <robert.wildadelaide.NOSPAM.edu.au> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > Tony Spadaro wrote:
    > >
    > > My wife owns one and I find it quite good. It is not an "L" lens but
    the
    > > IS makes it about the best long zoom you are going to find for less than
    > > 13 - 14 hundred dollars.
    > >
    >
    > Now that is interesting. From various discussions I have had with
    > people, most people bag this lens (see aus.photo link in original post).
    > I am wondering if you have ever found problems with this such as the
    > alleged slow & jumpy IS function or being 'dark' at the long end of the
    > focus? Or are people in aus.photo being overly picky? Whilst I realise
    > that people have preferences and biases, I am trying to look at the
    > general reception of users to this lens, as I was considering getting
    > one at some point.
    >
    > Rob

    Tony Spadaro Guest

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