For the price range of $150-200, this lens is the most cost effective within the Telephoto zoom lens offered by Canon. The cheaper value is as a result of this lens will not have a quiet and quick focusing Ultrasonic motor (USM) and or engineered Image stabilizer (IS). Instead it has a comparatively noisier DC motor which is not quickest to focus. The lens exterior surface is mostly made from plastic and seems very little low-cost compared to the USM version or the IS USM.
In bright lightweight with high shutter speed the lens performs at its best. The images return out sharp and clean where in day light condition and at high shutter speed (1/100 sec and above), you can shoot extremely good footage even without a tripod . However the lens shows its weakness in low light areas/overcast conditions/cloudy and evening light-weight . But if you have a tripod then the lens works even in low light conditions and at shutter speed 1/30 sec or lower and an exposure of 1 sec to 15 sec.
This lens will not have an IS or USM so you cannot expect it to focus quickly just like the expensive ones. Apart from the picture quality and the zoom capacity, it’s not a wise idea to compare the options provided by this lens with different advanced & expensive Telephoto zoom lens.
If you are a sports photographer, go for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens for Canon EOS Cameras or Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.half dozen IS USM Lens where both lens are nice for sports photography.But keep in mind those 2 lenses are comparatively heavy to hold around as they weigh 25.four ounces and twenty five ounces respectively. Compared to those lens the Canon EF seventy five-300mm f/4-5.6 III weighs solely 16.8 ounces.
If you’re a photograph enthusiast who are looking to begin your journey in DSLR photography and looking for low budget zoom lens, this one can work best for you.