BA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12 Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3163 times:
I am looking for a 400mm autofocas (Cannon preferably) lense for my Cannon EOS300. It already has a 75-300 USM lense but i would like the added benifit of maybe a 200-400mm? if there is such a thing. Now here comes the drawback i have a maximum budget of £500 Pounds sterling (about $740 USD)
The situations for using the camera will be for aircraft movements/takeoff/landing etc. I am looking for a lense that will give me clear, and crisp pictures.
Any help you can give me would be greatley appreciated as i'm not exactley a genious when it comes to cameras.
Looking foreward to hearing your recomendations.
BA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3113 times:
Yeah that Sigma 170-500mm looks pretty nice for the price. I might wait a few more weeks and check that one out.
Any ideas what its like for aviation photography and if you really need a tri-pod for it, as most of my work is done by hand held.?
Craigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3076 times:
No problems hand holding the 500mm, and it is not too heavy considering it is 500mm. Only 1.3kg if I remember correctly. I tend to hold by the lens hood for extra stability.
Try this example below. http://www.pbase.com/image/2581845/original
BA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3064 times:
I'm a bit torn between the Sigma 170-500mm, and a Canon EF 400 f/5.6L. But i have a question: what is the differance between a "fixed 400mm" and a 170-500mm? is it that the fixed 400mm stays at 400mm and you cant adjust the zoom rate at all?
Loking foreward to your replys.
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2534 posts, RR: 49 Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3043 times:
I think for a "beginner" it might be beneficial to have " versatility" rather than the quality. No doubt most fixed lenses are better in quality, although I have to say the Sigma is a fine lens, never let me down, only in low light at 500mm f6.3 problems have occured.
But this is the price you pay
Sigma 170-500 for about USD 600
Nikon / Canon 400mm f2.8 or 500mm f4 for USD 8000.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 658 posts, RR: 17 Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
The Sigma 400mm APO is a superb lens, and should be in your price range 2nd hand. As you already have a zoom for 75-300, getting a zoom which overlaps into this range does seem a bit redundant - I'd go for the image quality.
BA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12 Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2983 times:
I understand this, but i am interested in getting shots whihc a 300mm/400mm cant quite reach, that a 500mm would. Hmmm decisions. How much would the fixed 400mm be? and would it have the fittings to go on the Canon EOS 300 series?