Canon lens

Discussion in 'Canon Lens Discussion' started by mayurgomes, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. mayurgomes

    mayurgomes New Member

    Sep 22, 2018
    Hey all, I have a canon EOS 1300D. So far I have just been using the 18-55mm kit lens. I am now in the market for a new lens. I am looking at doing quite a lot of wildlife photography and was wondering if you guys could point me in the direction of a cheapish, good beginners lens? TIA :)
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  2. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

    Apr 21, 2017
    Fargo, ND
    5dMk2, 20D, 70-200 2.8 L IS, 100mm 2.8 Macro USM, 50m 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 17-40mm 4.0 L, Rokinon 14mm 2.8; Pixma Pro-100
    You can probably find a Canon EF 70-300 with IS and USM for a modest price there is a newer version the II which replaced it, so I imagine the old ones are going for prices. It won't be perfect as a nice long prime like a 600mm or 800mm prime would cost a small fortune, but on a budget that 70-300 will get you some closeups if your patient.

    It may be worth comparing and seeing if sigma or tamron have something comparable for a good price. I can't imagine them beating the price on the first generation of the lens however.
  3. GDN

    GDN Active Member

    Jul 22, 2018
    South Island, NZ
    A little Canon stuff
    Before I would buy anything, I would look at what sort of wildlife you want to shoot. Wildlife comes in lots of sizes, and some of it allows you to get close. Then I would look at what lens would suit the subject. Price wise I would look at something used once you have decided what you want to get.

  4. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

    Apr 23, 2017
    London, United Kingdom
    Eos 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 18-55mm, lots of adapters for other lenses
    Nikon D90, Nikon 18-55mm DX VR, Tamron XR 28-300mm, Sigma 24mm 2.8, Nikon AF 50mm 1.8, Samyang 8mm f3.8, Dufay 500mm f8, etc.
    Pentax K200, Pentax 18-55mm
    Fuji FinePix S5700. Sony DSC-V1
    If you want something relatively cheap there are loads of Canon and 3rd party 70-100mm to 200-300mm EM lenses from the 35mm days. Just avoid early Sigma, a lot of them are incompatible with digital bodies. But for example I've recently had an 78-215 "Kodak Gear" lens (actually a rebadged Tamron 80-210) which I picked up for £20 and sold on for about £30 - it wasn't stabilized but it was a reasonably sharp lens and worked well.

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