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Looking For A New Lens..28-300.. Or What?  
User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5845 times:

Hey everyone! I am looking for an allround lens which covers pretty much all the basic zooms..

I have a 300D and look into getting either the Sigma or Tamron 28-300mm F3,5-6,3 lens!

Are they any good?

Or would you suggest another lens? Maybe a Canon USM or IS or whatever..I really appreciate your input!!

THX and greets from GRZ,

Patrick


Tamron:


Sigma:


Or What...:?


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User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5801 times:

Come on guys..please help!

Thanks for any input!


Regards, P



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9635 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5794 times:
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I would stay away from any of these so-called "hyper zooms."

28-300, 24-200 etc etc, you loose too much in quality and softness.

If cost is an issue you should start with something like a 24-85, and then a 75-300, but I would stay away from the 28-300.


User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5793 times:

Thanks Click.

Ok..75-300 is fine too! Any further hints as to which one? I am willing to spend money if the outcome is appropriate!

cheers P



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9635 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5789 times:
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why not have a read over at some sites like www.fredmiranda.com and www.dpreview.com lots of info on lens/camera there!

User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5761 times:

The 75-300mm is a fine starters lens. I love my to death and would never let it go.

Thanks,

Matt



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User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5769 times:

I have a Canon 70-200 f/4L. I've had to get a 1.4 extender to get the appropriate zoom, but I love how the lens works. You can pick one up new for under $600 and it's well worth it. This lens is definitely worth the "L" title. Fred Miranda has a great review of it for you.

-Mic


User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5714 times:

Thanks for your help!

I'll probably decide between the
Canon EF 75-300mm 4.0-5.6 IS USM (488,40€uros)




or the

Canon EF 70-200mm 4.0 L USM (685€uros)!




Now, considering that I would have to get a converter to cover up the higher zoom range I'll probably go with the first choice!

Or do you think the "L" really makes the difference and is worth the extra 200€ ???

Regards,

P.



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User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5715 times:

The L really is a huge difference. I had the same choice and i went for the 70-200 f/4. It's such a fantastic lens for the price. The quality you get out of it rivals lenses that cost upwards of $1000. Go to a camera shop and shoot both. Compare the quality, see which one you like more.  Silly

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User currently offlineMfz From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5674 times:

Hi!

1. The L-glass is definitely worth the extramoney! No doubt about that!

2. If money is not that much of an issue and you really desperately want some kind of megazoom, you could go for the new Canon EF 28-300 L IS f/3.5-5.6

Currently this is as good as it get's if you're looking for megazooms for Canon. However, the price is quite hefty! Here in Germany it sells for around 2.250€ right now.

Cheers,
Mike



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