Canon lens

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

  1. mayurgomes

    mayurgomes New Member

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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  4. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    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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