In 1933, a small laboratory dedicated to making high-quality cameras was set up in a simple apartment room in the Roppongi area of Tokyo. At the time, all high-quality cameras were European with the majority coming from Germany. It was in this small room that a number of young people with a big dream began their work on producing a high-quality Japanese ...Read More
great for beginners. Got this extra with my rebel t3 kit, my first foray away from the point and shoot. So far so good. While I'm not a professional, I take the occasional shots whenever something catches my eye. As I've been playing with the lenses, I've noticed that if you follow the parameters of the lens, it will give you good to great results. Tried to take a picture of the big and little dipper, guess it wasn't enough light as the camera just wouldn't focus. On some subjects, it just keeps focusing, found out a couple of steps taken backward can alleviate that issue. Overall, so far, its a good lens and can give you great shots. Being that it doesn't have IS, if you zoom to the max, you'll get nothing but blur so invest in a tripod. Anything closer and the focus is great.
great for beginners. ive had this lens for quite some time now and use it mostly for shooting wildlife. for a first telephoto lens its great to practice with, you really can get good sharp images with this product. one thing however, is the auto-focus. i have missed plenty of great shots because of how slow and sometimes inaccurate the lens is. i would recommend using the manual focus and learn to focus accurately and quickly. now this is no pro lens unlike the canon L lenses that ill soon be upgrading to. its also important to note that this lens should not be used in extreme weather conditions as dust and water are easily accessible to the interior of the lens. if your looking for a manageable low priced telephoto this is something you might consider. i love canon products but if you want to really get serious into photography and telephoto zoom, their L series lenses are the only way to go.
Good so far; early yet... I just picked up this lens yesterday. Took it to my son's picture day for football and enjoyed using it. I am what I'd call an advanced amateur and this was my first lens purchase. I primarily shoot people so I find the depth of field this lens offers nice. Can't complain about the zoom either as I can now take photos of my kid on the field and get a lot closer to the action. I've read complaints about this lens being a bit slow to focus and I concur in isolated instances like lower light conditions and really close subjects. Be reminded that different lenses provide very different benefits and advantages. I've taken amazing photos with the simplest of equipment and have screwed up a lot photos with top of the line equipment used improperly. All and all, this lens was a great value and should be a staple in every novices bag ---
Well worth the money spend. I BOUGHT THIS LENS TO PUT ON MY OLD CANON EOS REBEL TO TAKE WITH ME WHILE DRIVING AROUND. I WASN'T SURE IT WOULD LIVE UP MY EXPECTATIONS, BUT WAS WILLING TO SETTLE FOR A LITTLE LESS. BOY, WAS I SUIRPRISED. IT HAS GOOD QUALITY, IS WELL MADE, AND TAKES BEAUTIFUL PICTURES FOR REAL. THE AUTO FOCUS IS A LITTLE SLOW, BUT WHEN IT LOCKES IN, YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. THE AUTO FOCUS IS A LITTLE STIFF, BUT I THINK IT WILL NEVER HAVE ANY LENS CREEP. I CARANKED IT UP TO 300MM AND CAUGHT A HAWK IN FLIGHT. IT TOOK ON OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES EVER. IF YOU LEARN TO USE THE LENS PROPERLY, LIKE EVERYTING ELSE, YOU WILL FIND NO FAULT WITH IT. I HAVE A 70-300 IS USM, AND IT TOO IS KING OF THE ROAD. I HOPE CANON STAYS ON THE RIGHT PATH, AS RIGHT NOW THEY PRODUCE THE BEST LENS FOR THE MONEY, PERIOD.
Great With Understanding. Once I got to understand the lens, it worked very well. For fast focus I do my best manually, spending less than a second. At the same time I can adjust the camera settings w/ my other hand. Then I flip the AF switch on, 1/2 press shutter and away I go. If the shot is far away or the aperture is higher than 11, I can just turn the AF off again. The Subject can move a fair distance without loosing focus. This is a great lens for the price. Be warned, many shots will only work with a tripod. I have the best results if the Sun or its reflections are not in the front of the lens. I would recommend using a lens shade and a polarizer when shooting outdoors. P.S. If the user is not fast, the camera never will be, you must conceive of what might come next. Always be prepared.
For the $ best lense I've bought. I bought this lens in about 2007. Taken probably 12000 pictures with it. 50% of them at Walt Disney World. From reading other reviews I had none of those problems. Not much of a nigh shoot person, daytime pictures very few out of focus. Some times even use a 2x multiplier. Last trip to Disney bought and used EFS55-250mm. I had all the problems with that len that people described with this lens. I put the 75-300 back on my Rebel XT and will leave it there. The rebel XT is old and a little slow, might up-date it someday.
yes, I endorse quality! Back in the 1960s, I was impressed to see Canon lenses on TV cameras in a TV studio I was doing an appearance in; a subsequent trip to Tokyo's Ginza led to some serious camera shopping- a Canon 35mm SLR and lenses (50mm+ 200mmtelephoto) which served beautifully for the balance of my 'round-the-work-journey following a year of travels through India.Years later, I upgraded the body to an A1 and ultimately transitioned into a 5D/ii, which evolved into an SL-1 with impressive zoom lenses. the comfort, ease of use,reliability and impressive images have always been present in all Canon photo products, and have consistently justified my continued investment in these quality products.
In 1933, a small laboratory dedicated to making high-quality cameras was set up in a simple apartment room in the Roppongi area of Tokyo. At the time, all high-quality cameras were European with the majority coming from Germany. It was in this small room that a number of young people with a big dream began their work on producing a high-quality Japanese camera, marking the beginning of Canon.
Through hard work and with an enterprising spirit, they eventually succeeded in building a prototype, which was named Kwanon after the Buddhist goddess of mercy. The following year, in 1935, Japan's first-ever 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera, the Hanza Canon, was born, along with the origin of the Canon brand.
The company would soon become a world-renowned camera maker that is today a global multimedia corporation. However, the origins of their success remain unchanged: the passion of their early years and technological expertise amassed over more than 60 years.