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stratt0n
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Jul 18, 2013 20:07 |  #1

Just started using DSLR Canon T4I. It came with kit lenses 18-55mm. 55-250mm. I need more focal length distance. I was told I cant use a 2x multiplier with my lens. What do I need and what lens do I need? Also witch lens to use for video to get focusing ?




  
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Jul 18, 2013 20:58 |  #2

Do not get a 2x multiplier. It won't work with the lens you have.

If you want more focal length you will need to pay for it, alot. Here is a decent option that'll get you 400mm.

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Jul 19, 2013 04:03 |  #3

stratt0n wrote in post #16133052 (external link)
Just started using DSLR Canon T4I. It came with kit lenses 18-55mm. 55-250mm. I need more focal length distance. I was told I cant use a 2x multiplier with my lens. What do I need and what lens do I need? Also witch lens to use for video to get focusing ?

like the other poster said, a multiplier/ extender / teleconverter won't work with that lens. Look at the 70-300, 100-400, 150-500, etc.




  
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Jul 19, 2013 05:15 |  #4

One cost effective way of trying out lenses is to hire them. That way you can be absolutely sure what you need before opening your wallet!


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Jul 19, 2013 08:26 |  #5

Perhaps a better first question is to ask why you need more focal length. Topped out at 250mm, you are using the equivalent of a 400mm lens on a full frame camera. While it is often necessary to bring the subject in closer, is there any chance of bringing yourself closer to the subject? That's often a bit cheaper than a longer lens.




  
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Jul 19, 2013 17:43 |  #6

Once you get over the 300mm range (a 70-300 lens) you are going to have to really "pay-to-play" unfortunately.


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Jul 19, 2013 18:40 |  #7

stratt0n wrote in post #16133052 (external link)
Just started using DSLR Canon T4I. It came with kit lenses 18-55mm. 55-250mm. I need more focal length distance. I was told I cant use a 2x multiplier with my lens. What do I need and what lens do I need? Also witch lens to use for video to get focusing ?

The STM lenses are what you want for silent focus when shooting video.


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