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Canon 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 II

Tested with standard and full frame DSLRs

Canon have made lots of something to 300mm tele zoom lenses over the years. This version is the Canon EF 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 Mk2 USM. Build quality is what the manufacturers would call consumer rather than prosumer or professional. The lens is well made but has a lightweight plasticky feel to it. Still the USM is very useful with any Canon lens especially a telephCanon 5D  _MG_1358 20D 75_300 extoto zoom.

Most 75-300mm lenses tend to produce disappointing results at one end - usually the tele end - of the zoom range.    I keep looking for a really good one that’s light enough to carry around all day, but doesn’t mean too much of a sacrifice in performance. Could this Canon 75-300 be the one?

 So far I’ve tried Sigma’s APO 70-300 Super - superb at 70mm but downhill all the way to 300mm - various Nikon’s - the original old Nikon 75-300 is the best I’ve found there - the very good overall Tamron 70-300 and the Canon 100-300mm 

Will this Canon 75-300 outperform any of these or will it be yet another disappointment at 300mm?

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