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Canon's standard long zoom from the 1990's ran through several iterations, with the IS version offering several improvements over other varients. Image quality is much improved in the 2005 70-300, which effectively replaces it.

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 75-300mm 1:4-5.6
Lens Construction 15 elements in 10 groups
Minimum Aperture 32-45
Closest Focusing Distance 1.5m 0.25 x magnification
Filter Size 58mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 78.5 x 138.2mm, 650g

Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom block diagram

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Canon EF 75–300mm f/4–5.6 lens
Attribute (original) USM IS USM II II USM III III USM
Key features
Image stabilizer No Yes No
Environmental Sealing No
USM No Yes No Yes No Yes
Technical data
Maximum aperture f/4–5.6
Minimum aperture f/45 f/32-45 f/45 f/32–45
Filter diameter 58 mm
Physical data
Weight 500 g 495 g 650 g 480 g
Max. Diameter 73.8mm 71.1mm 78.5mm 71mm
Max. Length 122mm 138.2mm 122mm
Groups/elements 9/12 9/13 10/15 9/13
Aperture blades 7 8 7
Closest focusing distance 1.5 m
Retail information
Release date March 1991 June 1991 September 1995 July 1995 March 1995 April 1999

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Sample images

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Product launch

No information available on the 1995 launch of this lens.

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