differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Lighter 480 g vs 1.5 kg
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3.1x lighter
Cheaper $119.99 vs $1,459.99
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The best price we've seen is $1,340 cheaper (12.2x less)
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 4x vs 2.9x
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40% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Image stabilization Canon IS II vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III300 mm
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III75 mm
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM70 mm

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,146

Lowest price More expensive
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Sports lens

$1,149 - $1,299

Weight Lighter
Magnification More magnification
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Sports lens

$1,019 - $1,299

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$267 - $400

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Wildlife lens

$125

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$107 - $119

Magnification More magnification
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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