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Suitable Tele-lenses And Zooms For Canon EOS 300D  
User currently offlineScanning From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 18 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5446 times:

Dear fellow photographers,

I am going to switch from my Olympus C-730UZ to a Canon EOS 300D.

What is the most effectful telezoom for aviation photography in respect of
sharpness and other quality criteria. What are your experiences with the 300D?
Thank you all in advance and happy shooting.
Best regards,
Guenter Grondstein

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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5405 times:

There are almost as many different lenses in use on 300D's as there are photographers on this forum.  Smile And everybody will tell you their lens is great. To prevent you from getting lost in the forest of lenses:

What is your budget?

Cheers,
Eduard


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5403 times:
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User currently offlineWERNAIR From Austria, joined Aug 2003, 164 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5328 times:

Since I bought the 300D I have the same question as you... But I think I found an answer now!!!

I started with the low budget version Tamron 70-300 which is rather cheap but image quality is not that great. Also slow and unprecise AF is a problem with this lens. After that I tried a lot. I bought Sigma APO II 70-300 which is ok and has also a good price but it wasn't good enough for me. I also had some AF problems with this one.

Then I lend a Canon 28-300 IS USM! This was the best I've ever had on my cam but if you check out the price: 2300€!!! Thats way too much I think.
So I tried the smaller sister the 75-300 IS USM! And I bought it some days ago and I'm very very happy with it. It has a precise AF, picture stabilizer and a great picture quality also beween 200-300mm...

Go for it, if you can afford it, if not get the Canon 75-300 USM III! Half the price without the stabilizer but also good picture quality.

Hope this helps...

Regards, Werner

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User currently offlineScanning From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

Thank you all for your advices. Meanwhile I ordered a Tokina 80-400 which is used by a lot of DUS-spotters and they all are very happy with it.
Regards
Guenter


User currently offlineAF777ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5181 times:

I got a 75-300 USM III for my 300D, but as WERNAIR said if you have a little more to spend get the 75-300 IS USM.

User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5145 times:
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And the 100-400 L IS but a bit well OK a lot more expensive, and don't forget the 170-500 by Sigma.


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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5141 times:

Yep... let's not forget the venerable Sigma 170-500... a cracking lens for the price! I'll not post any thumbnails but please feel free to peruse my shots for examples of what the Sigma 170-500 can do.

Cheers!

Rez
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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5136 times:

The Canon 70-200 F4 L pleases the photographic Gods, and is very reasonably priced as well.

Plus, it is just the right size for a coffee table ornament/dinnertime conversation piece.



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1924 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 5092 times:

How about the Tamron 28-300 mm XR? It gives great flexibility but does anyone have any idea of the quality it produces?

Thanks.


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5088 times:

Stay away from hyperzooms. divide the max zoom by the min zoom. If that number is higher than 4-5, it will suck. There are ofcourse exceptions, but they are very very expensive.

Wietse



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1924 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5075 times:

Thanks for the tip Wietse. The one I mentioned is around $400 so it probably won't be of good quality.

User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5073 times:

Good hyperzooms, like the 28-300 L IS from Canon, cost a lot of money, 2300 euros.


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1924 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5056 times:

Wietse,

Just the other day I was talking to a professional photographer and he was explaining me about the Canon L series lenses. He had a good collection of those and others. They are indeed very expensive.

Hope I'm not hijaking the thread.

All the best.


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

Yup, I have 2, but I shot with 4 different kinds of L lenses, and they are amazing. Extremely solid


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineBazzaldonbond From Ireland, joined Feb 2001, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

Whats a good website for cameras and lenses in europe anyone ?

User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4975 times:

I have a 55-200 USM lens, which quite great for a 300D, I definitely recomment it.
Although, having used over the last few days a 70-200 L, I would also recommend that one a lot if you can afford it.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4979 times:

707cmf means the f/4.0 70-200L btw and not the Rocket launcher f/2.8 IS 70-200 L which costs the price of a small car Big grin

UTA



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