Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

This Telephoto Zoom Lens is compatible with all Canon EOS SLR cameras so will be a great addition to your Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera if you are happy with the standard 18-55mm lens supplied with the Rebel.

To help you with framing your distance photo’s the addition of the extra zoom capability will delight you. It’s not the top of the range with zoom speed and doesn’t have automatic image stabilization like some of the more expensive lenses available, but as an interim lens, at a good price, to use and get quite good framing for distance shots it’s quite acceptable.


Make sure you use a tripod for best picture clarity, and as always good lighting will help with picture quality.

One thing lacking from the lens is a lens cap. To maintain the condition of your lenses you really do need to make sure they have caps. The cap is available separately, and isn’t too expensive.

The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 it doesn’t have USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) and though having built-in AF motor, it does seem slow. And since telephoto lenses are often used for capturing high-speed events (like sport, running animals etc), its low-speed focusing can make it a bit frustrating when trying to capture the perfect shot.

If this is important to you and you can justify the extra price, then the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras will feel like a better investment. The zoom speed is noticeably quicker with the USM, and so for action shots the clarity will be better and more satisfying.

In summary, if you are a hobbyist who just wants some extra zoom reach for still shots, then you will get plenty of use from this lens and probably be quite happy with it. If you want to capture action shots or do a lot of photography in changing light conditions then it will be frustrating and it will be worth upgrading to the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM for better quality, quicker zoom, and sharper photos.

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