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What zoom lens to buy in under $250?

 
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Sep 12, 2012 04:43 |  #1

have a canon 60D
with kit lens 18-55 and a 1.8 50mm
now have to get a zoom lens .
for photographing normally landscape, some wildlife etc.
what's the best lens in that price range?


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Sep 12, 2012 04:45 |  #2
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For landscape, use your 18-55, wildlife get the 55-250.


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Sep 12, 2012 05:00 |  #3

55-250


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Sep 12, 2012 05:55 |  #4

55-250
for Sport , Wildlife , Portraits , Landscapes and Travel


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Sep 12, 2012 07:00 |  #5

I assume by "zoom" lens you actually mean a telephoto lens, as in something with more reach than your 18-55mm kit lens (which is also technically a "zoom" lens). For your budget, the Canon EFS 55-250mm would be an excellent choice.


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Sep 12, 2012 07:06 |  #6

55-250. It's a terrific lens for the price.


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Sep 12, 2012 07:25 |  #7

From recent experience I recommend looking for a used one, too. Seems lots of people get that one in a kit and decide later that they don't need it or want to upgrade.


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Sep 12, 2012 07:31 |  #8

55-250 :) its a perfect compliment to the 18-55


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Sep 12, 2012 09:43 |  #9

55-250 is the one to get




  
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Sep 12, 2012 10:54 |  #10

so , 55-250 it is right
gonna get it soon


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Sep 12, 2012 10:56 |  #11

55-250 is your only real choice at that price, and is well regarded


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Sep 12, 2012 11:02 |  #12

55-250 is your only good choice for that price range.


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Sep 12, 2012 14:11 |  #13

if you can only stretch your budget little bit, you can get used good condition Canon 70-300mm for 280-300. It's WAY better than 55-250mm


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Sep 12, 2012 14:54 |  #14

2loose wrote in post #14982073 (external link)
if you can only stretch your budget little bit, you can get used good condition Canon 70-300mm for 280-300. It's WAY better than 55-250mm

go a little further and get the 70-300 is version 400ish used


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Sep 12, 2012 15:18 |  #15

p32shooter wrote in post #14982247 (external link)
go a little further and get the 70-300 is version 400ish used

That's what I'm talking about, over here, in NY's Craigslist, people are selling 70-300 IS for 300 complete with the box and about 280-300 without the box


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