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Good (affordable) Lenses for Canon Digital Rebel XT?  
User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7811 times:

Hello all,
Does anybody know of a good lens for the cannon digital rebel XT that is fairly cheap? Thanks


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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7771 times:

Quoting rjm777ual (Thread starter):
Does anybody know of a good lens for the cannon digital rebel XT that is fairly cheap?

What focal lengths and what do you define as cheap?

Darren



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User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7763 times:

Like a $200 price range and about 55-300 MM.


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User currently offlineetherealsky From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7685 times:

You'll probably want to look at the Canon 55-250mm IS


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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10035 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7665 times:
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Quoting etherealsky (Reply 3):
You'll probably want to look at the Canon 55-250mm IS

Indeed - it's about as cheap as you can get, and it's decent out to around 200mm. Beyond that it's quite soft.

You could also look for a used lens. In your price and focal length ranges, you might be able to find a used 70-300 IS USM. That's a step up from the 55-250, and will get you out to about 250mm before it gets soft.



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User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7559 times:

Thanks for the links. I found an even cheaper one!

http://www.amazon.com/70-300mm-Telep..._1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329756070&sr=8-2



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User currently offlinejcoz From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7164 times:

The sigma doesn't have image stabilization.

I had the canon 55-250 when I started, it was pretty good for the price. I've since been disappointed with every sigma I've had, but this is my personal experience with the brand.


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7130 times:

Remember you get what you pay for, but you gotta start somewhere. The Canon 55-250IS would probably be a better route. There is another aviation database site you can search by lens type, I'd look that over.

User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1911 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6844 times:

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 5):
Thanks for the links. I found an even cheaper one!

http://www.amazon.com/70-300mm-Telep...r=8-2

Let me speak from experience. I did the same thing you're doing when I first got a DSLR. Got the same lens, too! It was fine for a couple months but in a short time, I was very unhappy with the lens. Like Dazed767 said, you get what you pay for. I'd avoid that Sigma lens if you can. You'd be better off saving up your money and getting something higher quality that will make you happier. But easier said than done, I know.


User currently offlinetopgun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6748 times:

I agree too....I have boxes and boxes full of "cheap" lenses that didn't make me happy....In the end, it just makes the good lenses that much more expensive. I would just forget about the cheap glass and spend a bit more...which in the long run will be cheaper. I will be selling a non-IS Canon 70-200mm f2.8 if you are interested. I think my last 1000-1500 photos on here were taken with that lens.


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