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

I am looking at lenses already, and am just curious, if this is a good lens?

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

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...446401-1934568

Or should I wait and get the one IS lens? The price on this lens is $170, is it an ok lens, or is the IS defintely worth the increase in price?
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From reading HDTony's posts, definitely spend the extra cash on the IS, unless you plan on carrying a tripod everywhere you go. I'm sure he'll chime in, but I'm pretty sure he bought that lens, or something similar, and ended up returning it for the IS.
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Thank you, I defintely do not plan on alwyas having a tripod, so I will for sure hold out for the IS. Thank you!
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Thank you, I defintely do not plan on alwyas having a tripod, so I will for sure hold out for the IS. Thank you!
One thing to remember with zoom lenses is that as you zoom farther, any little shake your hand makes will multiply. This is overcome by either a tripod/monopod or IS. The tripod is the best solution, but for nonprofessional, more hobby photographers, IS is a great thing.
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I've got that one. I'm already wishing I spent the extra coin for a better one.

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I bought that exact lens from amazon. I returned it 2 weeks later and purchased the IS version. I got no good images out of the cheap one. If your gonna buy one get the IS version and save yourself some time. With the IS version, even with the IS off I get better images. The lens is sooooo much sharper than the cheap one.




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Thank you guys for all of your advice, I am glad I have a place where I get good advice, since I know next to nothing so far!
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Thank you guys for all of your advice, I am glad I have a place where I get good advice, since I know next to nothing so far!
I'm the same way, so don't worry. Just read up on everything and most importantly, ask questions. There are a bunch of very smart people on here when it comes to photography that are always willing to help
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Wow! the price difference is nothing to sneeze at.

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http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...&cat=27&page=1

Thats the link to a review on the IS version of this lens. (the one I have) the other lens is also on that site. Lets just say it's reviews are not as glowing




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