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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

This is my first posting ever I think in this thread.

At the moment I have a Cannon 20D, with a 18-55 lense. its good for some shots, but aircraft its crap at taking unless im standing right next to something.

I need your help with the following:

Jessops are doing a Tamron lens, 70-300mm for £119 (A good package for £145 including a lens bag)

Is it worth it for me. It seems an ideal price, it gets me zoom which I really do want.

Im trying to link it here but its going weird, so head over to the Jessops site and look at the lense

Is it worth it for me to get used to zooming and get better shots?

Thank you your your advice

[Edited 2011-04-29 01:39:35]

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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Thread starter):
Cannon 20D, with a 18-55 lense
Quoting lhr380 (Thread starter):
unless im standing right next to something

The 20D with that lens is good enough for the job when used within its limitations. As you say, it's a relatively wide zoom lens so you need to be pretty close to something in order to fill the frame for aviation applications. You need to decide on the focal lengths you need for the airports you visit and start from their really. There are plenty of good lenses out there to suit most budgets, but you need to consider your needs first, eg is a 70-200 not long enough? a 100-400 too long at the short end? or is a 70-300 about right? Then you need to factor in your budget as lenses are anything from £100 - several thousand!


Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

For an airport, I live right next to LHR so that would be my main airport.

User currently offlineepten From Macedonia, joined Sep 2007, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

70-300 is excellent for shooting aircraft. Buy it. Together with your fine body (i mean 20D  ) you'll be able to produce competent photos.

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