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Suggestions for zoom lens (canon 30D)

 
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May 27, 2012 20:46 |  #1

All I have right now is a 50mm 1:1.8

Looking for a good budget zoom or telephoto, but don't know where to start.

Wants to be able to grab some good close up action shots.

All help appreciated :D




  
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May 27, 2012 20:48 |  #2

I'm not sure what you mean by "zoom or telephoto" or what your budget is, but the Canon EF-S 55-250 IS lens is the best budget telephoto lens you can buy.


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May 27, 2012 20:49 |  #3

55-250 IS would be my best suggestion. Very cheap(price), good IQ and focus, and it's light-weight.


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May 27, 2012 21:33 |  #4

Also think if you would want something wider like an 18-55 or 17-50.
If you are looking to pull stuff I'm from a distance listen to the guys who posted before me especially if your on a budget.


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May 27, 2012 21:37 |  #5

EZPrime wrote in post #14493184 (external link)
All I have right now is a 50mm 1:1.8

Looking for a good budget zoom or telephoto, but don't know where to start.

Wants to be able to grab some good close up action shots.

All help appreciated :D

A good value wider zoom would be the EF-S 18-55mm IS. A used copy here is about $100. For longer reach, i agree on the EF-S 55-250mm IS. Both are sharp lens in their class.


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May 28, 2012 17:14 |  #6

Thank you guys! That was exactly the answers I was looking for




  
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May 30, 2012 03:56 |  #7

My favorite lens when I had my 30D was the EF-S 18-135 f3.5-5.6. It was a fantastic walk-around lens and had a good image quality. I had a 55-250 as well, but found I didn't need the longer reach as much as I wanted the lower (wider) capabilities of the 18-135.

Note, however, that with either the 18-135 or the 55-250 or almost any other EF-S zooms is that you'll need a flash indoors due to their smaller maximum aperature (f3.5). And that maximum aperature gets smaller quickly as one zooms out.


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May 30, 2012 07:05 |  #8

Although I rarely use my 30D anymore, I have been thinking of picking up a 55-250 if I find a good deal. I would likely have to spend more for a EF telephoto on the 5D that would be of good quality (and I wouldn't have the reach).


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