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
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  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.

    Cheers,
    Allan
     
    Allan & Glennis Sheppard, Sep 24, 2005
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    Pat Guest

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

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