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Canon EF Telephoto lenses for less than $300

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

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
 
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Canon IS
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4.5x
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Length 111 mm
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Diameter 70 mm
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Weight 375 g
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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4x
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Length 122 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Weight 480 g
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

"Seems like a pretty good lens. Picture is clear from what I've seen. I use it mostly for film on my Canon T2i. Does get a little blurry at 300 zoom. But overall I am satisfied with the purchase." bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 117 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Weight 435 g
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
 
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4.5x
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Length 108 mm
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Diameter 70 mm
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Weight 390 g
#5

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

"This is my primary lens for shooting weddings and portraits. Great kit lens as long as you take care of it. The first one I had lasted about 6 years and that was with abuse." bhphotovideo.com

 
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17 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 5x
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Length 91 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Diameter 79 mm
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Min focal length 17 mm
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Weight 475 g
#6

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon EF

"I have used this lens now in a variety of situations and environments with low and high light levels and temperatures from 15-90 deg. F and found it to be a reliable lens that always preforms well and takes excellent quality images over and over again." bhphotovideo.com

 
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11.1x
 
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18 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/3.5
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Zoom range 11.1x
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Length 84 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Weight 398 g
#7

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

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4x
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Length 122 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Weight 480 g
#8

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

"Nice solid construction, this lens is a great backup lens for those who dont want to double up on L series lenses." bhphotovideo.com

 
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28 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Zoom range 4.8x
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Length 97 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Diameter 78 mm
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Min focal length 28 mm
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 120 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Canon EF

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Canon EF

"I think The Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 DG Macro lens is the most compact and economical choice for a telephoto zoom lens. It has Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick and Sharp Focus, its Construction is Rugged and Strong" bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 120 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Weight 0.5 kg