Spotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3266 times:
Finally, the great day is coming closer, I will finally get my Canon EOS 300D for my 16th Birthday. So my step into digital photography. I will get the 300D with 1 18-55mm lens and I also want to get a big one.
Now in the local stores I was told that the biggest lens for the 300D is a -200mm lens
I know a few of the 300D users here have bigger lenses. Are there lenses with 300+ mm???
Any websites with reviews of them or similar?
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3235 times:
Canon make a dedicated telephoto zoom lens for the 300D, which only works on the 300D, and if I recall correctly this one stops at 200mm. However, ALL Canon EOS-mount lenses work on the 300D so you can buy pretty much any long lens you want.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3205 times:
A number of photographers here who use Canon kit use the 100-400L-IS. However, that is a very seriously expensive lens which if you're starting out could well be more than you or your folks would want to spend. As a "starter" lens which is is fairly cheap but produces good results for the price, take a careful look at the Canon 75-300USM - they do several versions of this lens including one with image stabilisation, but if you're on a tight budget the base lens is extremely good value for money. ALL of the current Canon lens range is on their website - even I can find them on Canon Austria's site even though I don't speak your language!
Sigma have a good range of lenses, including some in the range you're looking for, and many people use them. They SHOULD all work with the 300D, but there have been some compatibility problems between Sigma lenses and the Canon 10D (which requires Sigma to re-chip the lens) and these compatibility problems may occur with the 300D too. So if you go for a Sigma check very carefully that it works correctly with the camera before you buy. I can't recommend any particular Sigma lenses because I don't know their range.
Mia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6 Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3085 times:
I use the Digital Rebel with the Sigma 50-500/4.0-6.3. I love the lens because of its range. Most telephoto lenses start at 70mm and that is too much for some shots. So, I would definitely recommend this lens if you want range...plus if you are getting the kit, you have 18-500mm covered right there.
TS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
I used this Tamron lens with my old film SLR & didn't like it. I tried the Canon 75-300 USM III once (photojournalism exercises for a seminar, shooting slides). From this impression & the photos in the database shot with this lens I'd say the Canon is clearly ahead of the Tamron.
My Tamron showed both visible vignetting & chromatic aberrations. There was also some distortion at the edges. This might not be a serious problem though as the 300D crops the edges (1.6x crop factor). Another problem was softness: I couldn't get any tack-sharp photo at 300mm. The quality of colours also deterioted. Most photos looked pale. Autofocus speed was OK under good light conditions, but don't expect miracles. Overall, I can't really recommend this lens for aviation photography. It might be good for other kinds of photography, though.
Invest some more money & go for the Canon. As I said earlier, prices on the Canon website are suggested retail prices. You can easily find one for €250.
Spotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
Thanks again, Patrick, as for the Sigma... my budget for the lens is 400euros, so ... well
As I've written you on email, a friend of mine who is working in a camera store said I sholuld ge with the Tamron lens, as it even is a bit sharper than the Canon 75-300, but cheaper. I also think for the price of 150 euros i should go with the Tamron 75-300mm lens, if i don't like it, i can send it back anyway.