Hello, I'm new here,
I am very much a beginner, so I much appreciate and am grateful for any help you may be able to provide
I have a Canon 1300D (I know, the noobiest camera) along with the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III:
It has served me well for the few months I have had my camera, but I'd like to replace it with something that can auto-focus faster and quieter than it, with a similar focal length and range.
From what I know, it has a DC motor which is slow and loud, and I'd like to get a lens that has ring-USM or similar, as I believe that is both faster and quieter.
I am looking for a cheap lens, preferably less than £300 but I'm more than happy to get one second hand.
The questions I'm asking are these:
- Will my 1300D camera body limit the AF too much, so a faster auto-focusing lens would not make a difference?
If this is the case then never-mind the rest
- Is ring-USM much faster than micro-USM and will it suit my needs better?
- If I buy a Sigma lens, what is the equivalent name? I've heard it's called HSM but I don't know whether that is closer to ring-USM or micro-USM.
I have been looking at a few lenses, and the best one I've found is the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM:
However, from what I can see, it uses micro-USM rather than ring-USM so I'm not sure if it would be all that better than my current lens.
I should also mention I'd like image stabilisation as well, although the improved AF takes priority.
Overall, is the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM a suitable upgrade, might the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens be better for me, or can you recommend me anything better or help me in any other way from the information I have given?
Thank you very much for your time