EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 EF IS, why does no one have this anymore?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by SMS, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. SMS

    SMS Guest

    I wanted to buy the EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 EF IS, but every retailer
    appears to be out of it, and B&H lists no date of availability (for a
    while their site said October 2005, now it says "We have no estimated
    arrival date at this time."

    Anyone know if Canon dropped this lens from their line? I see that a new
    lens, the EF 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM is coming, but I suspect that it won't
    be as good.
    SMS, Sep 24, 2005
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  2. SMS

    David Hardin Guest

    There's a new model --70 - 300 ISII
    David Hardin, Sep 24, 2005
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  3. SMS

    l e o Guest

    Why would you think the new lens won't be as good? The AF will be
    faster, physically smaller and it has 2 IS modes. I don't think Canon
    would skimp on image quality just to squeeze these features.
    l e o, Sep 24, 2005
  4. Hi,
    Also contains a UD element which will hopefully sort out the softness
    @ 300mm.
    Will be interesting to see a comparison with the DO lens.

    Allan & Glennis Sheppard, Sep 24, 2005
  5. SMS

    Pat Guest

    I have a 75-300 you could buy so that I could buy the new one.
    Pat, Sep 25, 2005
  6. SMS

    PM Guest

    There are a lot of them for sale on Ebay. I'm wondering why everyone is
    selling them??
    PM, Sep 26, 2005
  7. SMS

    SMS Guest

    The replacement lens is coming out on October 15th, the Canon EF
    70-300/4-5.6IS USM.

    Well it does seem that the replacement for this will be better,
    especially for digital. The price for the new lens, will be $650, while
    the old one is around $470, quite a difference, but in the scheme of
    things, I guess it's not a big deal.
    SMS, Sep 29, 2005
  8. SMS

    SMS Guest

    Someone e-mailed me that they paid $540 for the new EF 75-300mm
    f/4.0-5.6 EF IS from Dell, after a 20% discount and a $60 off coupon,
    including tax and shipping. It's not on the Dell site right now (it
    shows up in a search, but when you click on the search result, it's not
    there). Probably worth waiting for the stars to align to get that price
    from Dell, rather than pay the standard $650.
    SMS, Sep 29, 2005
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