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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Review Date: Jan 20, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 7 

Pros: Sharp, fast, light, really cheap, nice range - one of the most underestimated lenses in this board! you don't get more sharpness for the price!
lots of CA's but only if you're not carefully, "nice-weather-lense"

i bought this lense instead of the 70-200 4L due to BF/FF problems with the L lense and the three times higher price.

what can i say? in my opinion this is one of the most underestimated lense on this review site. people compare it with the 4L but forget, that this lense cost 1/3 of the 4L. then they say, it's soft over 200, but they forget that the 4L only goes up to 200.

the sharpness is very good in my opinion, if you step down with apparture a little bit, the sharpness is comparable with the 4L!

CA's - well they can be a problem, but normally they will only appear very hard if you have overexposed images and such images are unusuable anyway in most cases.

the only thing i really miss is more luminosity...

people praise the L lenses to heaven and throw this lense in the garbage. but they forget the unbeatable price and the excellent range, as well as the good sharpness! even wide at 300mm the sharpness is acceptable, in my opinion!