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Old Dec 30, 2012, 7:04 AM   #1
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Default EOS 300D, what lens?

My fella has a 300D and he wants to get a zoom lens for it, he's not much of a photographer and doesn't often use it so something cheap and cheerful would be good.

Nothing overly powerful, just something with a fair 30ft zoom perhaps.

Problem is neither of us know what lenses fit this cam, is there a make? like how Olympus have Zuiko? or something else you can recommend that's fairly good and cheap?

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 9:27 AM   #2
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It depends on the lens(es) he has, what he wants to do, and how much you have to spend, buit there are some releatively good lenses available for that camera that don't cost a lot.Any of these might be a nice addition to what he has now.
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You might consider taking the camera to a reputable local camera shop to try out different lenses so you can make sure they give the desired results and work with the camera body. You should be able to use any Canon EF or EF-S lens, plus there are good third-party lenses from Sigma and Tamron. Also be sure to check out the Canon site on this camera for manuals and compatibility information (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/suppor...rebel#Overview).
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you wont go far wrong with a 55-250is its scores really well in iq stakes
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you wont go far wrong with a 55-250is its scores really well in iq stakes
Is that this one? just for example so i know what am looking for

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-CANON-...item27ca00acac
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Is that this one? just for example so i know what am looking for

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-CANON-...item27ca00acac
Yes, that's the one.

Sorry, but I didn't realize you were in the UK.

Here are links form the lenses I mentioned in my earlier post, but to Jessops instead:

Tamron 70-300mm f4/5.6 DI LD Macro (89.99)
Canon EF 50mm f1.8 MK2 (99.99)
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS MkII (229.99)

Jessops is a reputable retailer. The 148.99 price on that eBay listing seems too good to be true. I'd be very careful.
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So that Tamron 70-300mm, that will fit the cam? without attachments? not sure how third party stuff works, am such a newb!
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Yes, it will fit a Canon body. Third party lens manufacturers all make lenses with each of the lens mounts in use. You can choose that Tamron lens with any of a Canon mount, a Nikon mount, a Pentax mount, or a Sony mount. Not all lenses are available in all those mounts, but most are. You just need to make sure you pick the right mount when you choose the lens. The one I linked to above is for the Canon mount.
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Brilliant, thank you 89.99 is a good price!
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That Tamron is a very popular lens, but it's not stabilized like the Canon 55-250. Image stabilization prevents motion blur due to camera shake, which, all other things being equal, increases with focal length. So it's more important when using longer focal lengths than shorter ones.

But the difference between 89.99 and 229.99 is significant, especially for a casual user. And there are many techniques to reduce motion blur due to camera shake that don't cost a lot.
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