Dan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3165 times:
The problem - I've just had to take my lens in for repair and they've informed me it will take 4 weeks!!
Basically this has made me realise it would be a good idea to have a back-up for periods like this.
The camera is a Canon 10D and my current longer lens (in repair) is the Canon 75-300mm IS and I also have a smaller 35-80 mm.
Been looking at a few lenses but the one above caught my eye, as a back-up it would be able to cover both of my lenses I have at the minute in case I get another problem and is not really expensive at just above £200, about the price I'd like to pay for my 'secondary lens'.
Problem is that it covers a big range and I'm not sure how good the quality would be, cheap price kind of adds to my doubt.
Has anyone used this lens (especially on a Canon)? Would I be able to get good quality shots? Any other lenses that would be recommended?