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MissMuffett
11-03-2010, 09:40 AM
I'm looking for sum new lenses for my canon. I was thinking of a long focal length lense, with a small aperture. In time I want to also get an external flash, than a macro lense. But, just for bsic pictures right now, my aperture only opens up to 5.6 at the fullest zoom. Nd its a pain in the butt to zoom in on anything, unless I was sitting right in front of it. I was giving some dvice from a friend to check ebay or sudbury, any other suggestion from any photo takers ???

KARM
11-03-2010, 01:25 PM
A Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS will cost you about $2500. For the f/4 version you're looking at $1500.

I have a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 which was about $1299 new but it looks like they're $1999 now. Don't forget to add taxes.

Fast lenses are pretty expensive but they're a good investment if you're trying to get serious.

MissMuffett
11-04-2010, 11:17 PM
how do i know what brand will work with my canon??

NewCasa
11-04-2010, 11:34 PM
Sigma, Tamron and Canon make lenses for your Canon. I was just in Henry's in Toronto today - lots of used lenses for Canon - a couple of pretty nice ones :)

I also checked out a Tamron new lens - about 75-300 or something like that. Nice clean lens - advantage over the Canon equivalent is that the Tamron does macro.

icecapp
11-05-2010, 07:45 PM
New casa? have you ever tried henrys( I think is the name) in sudbury? I have drove by a few times.. but its not something my husband is into so I never ask to go in, but his stuf on ebay is pretty resonable..

NewCasa
11-05-2010, 10:32 PM
New casa? have you ever tried henrys( I think is the name) in sudbury? I have drove by a few times.. but its not something my husband is into so I never ask to go in, but his stuf on ebay is pretty resonable..

Don't think I've ever been in Henry's in Sudbury - Henry's is a chain though - they're around in Southern Ontario and they sell stuff over the net too.

KARM
11-06-2010, 09:58 AM
The 75-300mm Tamron does not have a constant, fast aperture, which she is asking for. It's not any better than her Canon one (in fact its probably worse) except that it focuses slightly closer.

Shaggy
11-07-2010, 01:11 AM
Be careful if you buy a used Sigma lens. Most older autofocus models made for 35mm cameras do not work on the digital cameras unless they have been upgraded by the manufacturer.
Anything other than a wide open aperture makes the camera show an error.

MissMuffett
11-07-2010, 09:48 PM
well my hubby just picked me up a 75-300 usm f4-f5.6 canon lense.. its definately not a high quality lense but thats ok, im soo pumped to take some pics.. :D..

KARM
11-08-2010, 08:59 AM
Congrats, I'm sure you'll have a blast with it.