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Which Lens?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:36 pm

I will be purchasing a Canon EOS 350D before I head o/s again. The offers Canon have here are either with a EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens or a EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM lens. I would appreciate advise which lens would be the better one.
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RE: Which Lens?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:24 pm

If that's your price bracket, go for the 75-300. Plenty of people use it here, and get good results.

If you save your pennies why not think about the 70-200 F4 L?


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RE: Which Lens?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:39 am

Even though the 75-300 is fairly soft at the long end, sometimes you need to be out at 300mm. I have the lens and almost all of my shots have been taken with it. I think you'll be able to use it in more situations than the 55-200. Ask yourself, how many times would you need to be down to 55 vs. 75, and out to 300 vs. 200. I think that question will help.
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RE: Which Lens?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:46 am

Depending on how you shoot will your lens choice make. I've used the 75-300 no IS or USM in the past and have gotten fairly decent results with it, Canon's 70-200 f/4L is unbeatable in terms of quality and price. If it's the longer end you want, you might want to consider the Sigma 80-400 OS, 50-500 HSM, or Canon's 100-400L IS USM. The two sigmas run at USD 999.00, while Canon's 100-400 runs at around 1300 USD, all being superb lenses.

Basically at your early stage of DSLR ownership I'd say go with Canon's 75-300, and if you don't like it or want to upgrade, there's always E-bay.
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