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Canon EOS Rebel Lens Question

Tue Feb 20, 2001 4:00 pm

Help, I've got a quick couple questions:

Canon Rebel X: There is a brand new one avaialable at a store. Is this a good model? Anybody have experience with this one?

Canon EF lens: If I buy a brand new Canon Rebel X, will I be able to mount and use a Canon EF (f 4.5-5.6) 100-300mm lens with it? Is the EF lens one of their cheaper ones, or a good lens for aviation shoots? It seems like I ought to be able to get pretty close with 300mm - but at 100mm would I be more limited than if I got a 28-200mm lens?


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RE: Canon EOS Rebel Lens Question

Tue Feb 20, 2001 4:14 pm

Bruce,

First, thanks for the comment on my photo in the "Help from Texas Photogs" topic.

Now, I can't help you with the Rebel info since I shoot Nikon but regarding limitations of the 100mm range. If your only lens will be the 100-300, you'll be restricted in your shooting. If you want to purchase only ONE lens now and have to choose between the 28-200mm and the 100-300mm, I would highly suggest going with the 28-200mm. Then, pickup the 100-300mm when you decide to purchase the your 2nd lens.

Not sure what airport you shoot at but I use my 28-70mm 80% of the time. However, that's because I collect slides and the norm. is 50mm side-on ramp shots. Still, I think the 28-100 range is important for most shooters.

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RE: Canon EOS Rebel Lens Question

Tue Feb 20, 2001 4:39 pm

I don't know the specifics of the Rebel X (I have a Rebel G), but it may come with a short lens. The Rebel G comes with a 35-80mm lens. If the Rebel X comes with a similar lens, you might be able to get by with that and the 100-300. Though you would have to know in advance which lens you will want for a shot, if you're shooting landings, for example, by the time you switch lenses the plane will probably be off the runway. In addition to the 35-80 that came with the Rebel G, I have a 28-210mm Tokina lens. Since it covers everything the 35-80 covers, I use mainly that when shooting planes. Now that I have it, I only use it when I don't want to bring along the bigger lens, like when I went to the San Diego Auto Show yesterday.

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RE: Canon EOS Rebel Lens Question

Tue Feb 20, 2001 4:40 pm

I see, so the 28mm will let me get wider than the 100?

Is there much of a difference between a 35-200 and a 28-200 (or 28-210)?


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RE: Canon EOS Rebel Lens Question

Tue Feb 20, 2001 4:43 pm

Yes, this "X" does come with a short lens. Specifically a 35-80mm. That's why I'd need something longer so I can get closer to the planes in the shot.


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RE: Canon EOS Rebel Lens Question

Tue Feb 20, 2001 5:01 pm

I don't know the specifics of the Rebel X, but in principle, all Canon lenses will fit on all Canon bodies, at least if they were built in the last 5-10 years.

The 100-300 lens is a very good for the price. I used one for most of my pics. But the others are correct in saying that you will be limited, especially if you have planes coming rather close to you.

The complementary "sister" lens of the 100-300 is the 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5, which I have also used and again is an excellent lens in this price range (I bought it used about a year ago).

If you don't mind learning to do fast lens swaps, like I used to do, that might be your solution. Otherwise, you may either sacrifice the 200-300 range and get the 28-200, or spend a more money and get either the Sigma or Tamron 28-300 lens that came out recently (that's what I did). This is the one I bought. I especially like its small size, but it is heavy.


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RE: Canon EOS Rebel Lens Question

Wed Feb 21, 2001 4:25 pm

Charles or anyone...

How do you like it - the Tamron 28-300. I am thinking of buying one soon, it is expensive, but in the long run worthwhile from what I have studied. You use which Canon with this? thanks
What did you pay for yours by the way - lens?

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