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Nov 26, 2011 07:56 |  #1

Hi im after picking you guys brains, i just got rid of my 100 IS as maro isnt my thing, i now only have the Canon 100-400 which in my opinion is a cracking lens for wildlife, i just want to buy another lens, ive seen this question asked before and most people ask what you want to shoot, so my answer is most things that i cant get with the 100-400, ive thought about the
Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM f/4.5-5.6 as ive seen a used one in my budget, but the reviews ive read have mixed feelings about it, my budget is £800 or there about advice would be appreciated thank you

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Nov 26, 2011 08:00 |  #2

If you have a 100-400, then I see no point in adding any of the 70-300 lenses. That's almost complete overlap. Most people would look at getting a lens that covers the wide range. Lenses like the 24-105L or the 28-135 for example.

Also, what camera do you have?


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Nov 26, 2011 08:08 |  #3

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If you have a 100-400, then I see no point in adding any of the 70-300 lenses. That's almost complete overlap. Most people would look at getting a lens that covers the wide range. Lenses like the 24-105L or the 28-135 for example.

Also, what camera do you have?

I have a spare Canon 40D with no lens at the moment:)


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Nov 26, 2011 09:55 |  #4

600mm f/4L would allow you to capture much more than your 400mm zoom lens.


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Nov 26, 2011 10:48 |  #5

angryhampster wrote in post #13453388 (external link)
600mm f/4L would allow you to capture much more than your 400mm zoom lens.

On my budget:confused: i dont think so:D


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Nov 26, 2011 10:56 |  #6

17-55 IS, 15-85 IS, even the 28-135 would all be great additions.


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Nov 26, 2011 10:58 |  #7

Many pair up a tele with something wide like 17-40, 17-55 or 15-85. Many of the lenses have rebates today so its a good day to buy. I believe this is the last day of the sale.


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Nov 26, 2011 12:07 |  #8

I supplement my 100-400L with the ef-s 15-85 and the ef-s 10-22.


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Nov 26, 2011 12:58 |  #9

Pick up a 15-85, it's a very good lens.




  
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Nov 26, 2011 13:34 |  #10

You should go for a 8mm... then crop the picture into whatever you want.

ok.... serious.. For a crop camera, 15-85 is with no doubt my first choice for an all round lens. Have that together with a good prime like a Sigma 30mm 1.4 and you have covered most needs.


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Nov 26, 2011 19:04 |  #11

Love my 15-85 as a primary all around lens, the only way to make it better is if it was fixed aperture.


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Nov 26, 2011 20:44 |  #12

does the 24-70 f/2.8 L fit in that budget? If not then the 24-105 f/4 L


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Nov 27, 2011 16:50 |  #13

17-40L or 24-70 would be great walk around lens


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Nov 27, 2011 17:05 |  #14

Alternatively, get a couple of primes... :D

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Nov 27, 2011 22:05 |  #15

rick_reno wrote in post #13454008 (external link)
Pick up a 15-85, it's a very good lens.

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