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Oct 21, 2010 16:15 |  #31

bspawr wrote in post #11140242 (external link)
My advice is to save your money BECAUSE this is going to be one expensive habit.

The decision really should be based on what you are going to do long term. If the plan is to keep this one and buy another later the best price/performance in your current range would be the 55-250. If your going to flip the lens once you get the additional $ then the 70 - 200 f4 would hold it's value better. Either way on the 7d you should get some fantastic results.

I agree with Brad on this one. The 55-250 is quite a surprising lens for the money. I doubt I would ever sell my one, it is tack sharp and a good example. It may need to be babied a bit as mentioned earlier, but really, who does not baby their lenses? Everybody I know does.

By spending a little to start with it will also give you a good opportunity to revue your shots and work out what focal range you use most. Then you can go out and purchase the best lens you can afford within your most used range.


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Oct 21, 2010 18:00 as a reply to  @ L.J.G.'s post |  #32

Playonpics.com wrote in post #11140125 (external link)
dude get a 70-200 f/4L... Used their 500-550

Don't think just buy

I started out with that lens and grew from there..
At world cup in Florida most are using a 70-200 f/2.8L or a 300mm either f/4 or f/2.8

This.

My vote: 70-200 F/4 (Non IS)

You don't need the IS version, and the F/4 should serve you well for the time being. Some of my sharpest pictures were using the F/4 in 2010 PSP PHX this season.

And if you're thinking mostly of paintball you really don't need the 2.8 for lighting issues. Everything is during the day. However when you want to start doing other sports you'll find more limitations.


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Oct 21, 2010 18:22 |  #33

L.J.G. wrote in post #11140330 (external link)
I agree with Brad on this one. The 55-250 is quite a surprising lens for the money. I doubt I would ever sell my one, it is tack sharp and a good example. .

right, 250mm with "IS" image stabilization and tack sharp at only $199 - wowzaa

http://www.adorama.com​/CA55250AFSR.html (external link)




  
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Oct 25, 2010 14:07 |  #34

Thanks guys you rock, I've got some things to look into now and I'll let you know what I decide.


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