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Old Sep 21, 2010, 1:57 PM   #11
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the dummies books are actually not to bad, they are very well written. The magic lantern are not that bad either
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 3:50 PM   #12
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55-250 IS Canon KIT lense would be also good, right?

70 -300 vs 55-250? Is there really big difference?
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 4:02 PM   #13
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Shoturtle is this the lens you are talking abut is this a good price ?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-Tamron-75-300...ht_3666wt_1139
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in canada, I really do not know what are the good sites. I get used lens on ebay which is okay, if you know what you are looking for.
Shoturtle is this the lens you are talking about ? If so this seems like a pretty good price no ?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-Tamron-75-300...ht_3666wt_1139
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 5:39 PM   #15
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For wildlife spotting like deers, that extra 50mm can make a difference.
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 7:01 PM   #16
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these slow consumer telephotos are going to be difficult to handhold without image stabilization, particularly in the woods around dawn or dusk during prime deer spotting/scouting times.

it may be worth spending more and getting the OS version
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...5_6_DG_OS.html

or losing the 50mm for the canon, its hard to lose 50mm x 1.6 crop, but will be much easier to handhold
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._4_5_6_IS.html
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Hards has and excellent point, during the low light of dawn and dusk, the stabilized will be a big benefit. Tamron look for VC, Sigma look for OS, and canon look for IS
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At the cheap end, I would be tempted to go for the Canon 55-250 IS, because the extra sharpness and IS will probably more than make up for the shorter focal length.
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Just wanted to say thanks for all the advice I tested the Canon 55-200 IS and it will do all I want and I got s great deal on one so I bought it !
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Just wanted to say thanks for all the advice I tested the Canon 55-200 IS and it will do all I want and I got s great deal on one so I bought it !
congratulations. its a nice little lens
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