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Canon EF 55-200mm F/4.5-5.6 II USM Telephoto Zoom  
User currently offlinePilotNTrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

hey everyone,

Im trying to get this new digital rebel to work for me. I went out to TYS to try it out and it seems the zoom isn't that good on this thing. Im going to purchase a telephoto lense. Has anyone used the lens in the topic line (Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens )? Any info on that lens is helpful.



Brad


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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4717 times:

You don't mention what lens you're currently using. Assuming it's the 18-55 kit lens, it's no wonder the zoom isn't great. The 55-200 is a budget lens so ultimately you get what you pay for, but it is a superb investment for the money. It'll produce crisp, punchy images (colour can be muddy at times though) and has a useful focal length. I find Canon's budget lenses tend to be a lot sharper than those made by third parties such as Tamron and Sigma. Although I've never owned or used the lens in question, I know people who have and also have experience with other budget Canon lenses, i.e. 75-300 USM III. Remember, the equipment is only as good as its operator, and if you're competent you can get some fantastic quality photo's out of even the most basic kit.

Karl


User currently offlinePilotNTrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

Thanks for the info Karl. All I have used on the digital rebel is what it came with, which is 18-55mm. Im definitly going to purchase that book , photography for dummies lol. I have 494 pics on here using less than stellar equipment. Im hoping with this new lense I can get some good approach or take off shots


Brad



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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4658 times:

Really you should always invest in the best lenses you can possibly afford, budget-permitting of course. It also depends on how serious you are about your hobby. Some folks are quite content to turn up at an airport, regardless of weather conditions, shoot some 'snaps' and go home again. For these type of people, expensive lenses are a waste of money, and it's questionable whether they actually need a DSLR at all. However, if you're pretty enthusiastic, want superb results, get out there a lot and like to be in the prime spots under perfect weather conditions, great lenses are probably for you.

Best lenses in Canon's enormously extensive range are probably the 'L' series, although they are bank-balance-busters! There is also a new range called the 'DO' series, which are apparently supreme quality too.

Karl


User currently offlineCarlos From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

Hello,

I bought this lens in summer 2005 together with my EOS 350D. After a few days at Munich Airport I bought the EF 70-200 f/4 L, because this lens is much better, especially with bad light conditions.

So my advice for you is to save the money and spend it for a good lens. For example the 70-200 f/4 L is about 550 € and it will be much better. Another very good lens in my opinion is the EF 100-400, but this lens costs about 1.500 €.

Best regards

Klaus


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4635 times:

I don't know about the price of the 55-200 but the 70-300 IS USM isn't that expensive too and gives good results most of the time....check out my pics.

Georg


User currently offlinePilotNTrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4604 times:

Thanks for the tips everyone. My budget is very tight, since I am currently attending a flight school. I went ahead and ordered the 55-200mm. Hopefully Ill get it in a few days and can start airport hopping lol. Great photos Jorge, keep them coming.


regards


Brad



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

Quoting PilotNTrng (Reply 6):
Great photos Jorge, keep them coming.

Thanks, I hope i can do that ,-)

Georg


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