Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8497 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4762 times:
I am planning on asking one of the SAA crew to bring me a 350D from New York, probably from B & H. Now, I would like to get an additional zoom as well, and from my experience with my Minolta X-700 something in the line of 70-300 will meet my needs.
However, on the website http://www.bhphoto.com there are so many derivatives of this zoom that I don't know where to start. They have:
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS Image Stabilizer USM $ 1,099.95
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS Image Stabilizer USM $ 1,149.95
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 EF IS Image Stabilizer USM $ 399.95
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 EF IS Image Stabilizer USM $ 414.95
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III $ 149.95
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III $ 159.95
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM $ 174.95
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM $ 189.95
For each lens there is an "imported" and "USA" derivative, the USA being the more expensive. This is going to be a purely hobby camera so the first two lenses aren't an option based on the price, but what can anyone advise about the others?
ps anyone wanna buy my X-700?
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Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4628 times:
The 70-200 F4 is a great lens, but - dependant on what and where you shoot - you may find the 200mm limiting. Yes you can crop quite heavily, but that's bad practice. For shooting heavies at most airports I think you'd be okay. It's pretty good all the way down to F4, and is nice and stable due to it's weight.
The 75-300 IS seems like a great lens, and you get a good reach plus IS if that's important to you. Look for Paul Markman, Glenn Stewart, Justin Wood (earlier stuff), and Gary Watt for an idea of what it will do.
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