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Old May 6, 2005, 3:24 PM   #1
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I'm looking at the 75-300 USM.

Any comments about its quality would be GREATLY appreciated...
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Old May 6, 2005, 3:55 PM   #2
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It's a decent lens for the money, although a f/4-5.6 I believe it is not the fastest lens around. I actually have mine up for sale on e-bay, replaced it with a sigma 70-200 f/2.8, and with a 1.4x teleconverter it wiil give me around 400mm. Of course you're talking about $850 or so for the sigma with the teleconverter compaired to a couple hundred for the 75-300 USM.
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Old May 6, 2005, 5:05 PM   #3
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I'm looking at the 75-300 USM.
If you want a good quality inexpensive 70-300, go for for the Sigma 70-300 F/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II. It has no USM, but will outperform any 70-300 from Canon this side of $1000! http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...87&forum_id=65
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Take a look at www.pbase.com and search on the lens, and see if you like the images displayed there for that lens.



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Old May 6, 2005, 9:47 PM   #5
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Also more quality images over here: http://www.photosig.com./go/photos/b...ories?typeId=7 :idea:

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NHL wrote:
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I'm looking at the 75-300 USM.
If you want a good quality inexpensive 70-300, go for for the Sigma 70-300 F/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II.
I just ordered this lens from HotDigital on Ebay for $178.80. (yes the APO super II)
UPS already has it and scheduled delivery is Tuesday. I could have had it 15 bucks
cheaper from Tri State but they have such a bad reputation i couldn't do it.

Now if my XT comes in tomorrow I'll actually have a camera to put it on.

Thanks again to NHL
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StarrToDowler wrote:
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I'm looking at the 75-300 USM.

Any comments about its quality would be GREATLY appreciated...
This was the first lens I bought for my 20D. I knew it wasn't the best (far from it) but for the price it seemed like a good deal.

I have since sold it on ebay (for 25% more than I paid in the shop :lol and bought a 70-200 f2/8l IS.

Looking back though on the 75-300 pics, they were not too bad. Chromatic aberration was a problem at times though and the focus was slow. The build quality felt cheap and the end wobbled as it extended.

This was one of the first photos I took with it.

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