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Old Mar 16, 2005, 2:07 PM   #1
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Hello!

Can anyone help me abt my lens question? I've gotten used to my Fuji S5000 and the lens that came with the kit on my 300D has a lot missing features. I just want to know if there is a lens available for the 300d that can reach 10x zoom and can go up to f2.8? what's the actual model?

I really need some help here because i'm fairly new to the DSLR world.

Thanks in advance

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Old Mar 16, 2005, 2:38 PM   #2
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The S5000 has a 37-370mm equivalent focal lenght, but f/2.8 will be hard to come by if not very expensive...

The closest would probably be this: http://www.canon.com.hk/En/Product/P...oduct_id=10036

... but so are theses which are all 10x zooms:
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...71&navigator=2
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...37&navigator=3
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Old Mar 18, 2005, 1:31 PM   #3
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The S5000 has a 37-370mm equivalent focal lenght, but f/2.8 will be hard to come by if not very expensive...

The closest would probably be this: http://www.canon.com.hk/En/Product/P...oduct_id=10036

... but so are theses which are all 10x zooms:
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...71&navigator=2
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...37&navigator=3

Hi!

Thanks a lot! I forgot to mention "affordable" on my previous post.

I'll try to look for one here in the philippines.
Wish me luck!
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Old Mar 18, 2005, 3:32 PM   #4
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Don't forget the crop factor on the Drebel . That 37-370 lense you are looking for is actually a 23-231mm lense (which becomes 37-370). Now, you are not likely to find that exact lense but there are a number of 28-200 lenses out there which are more reasonably priced - just not at f2.8. There are a number of cheap lenses (both in price and quality) that have lower apertures but I don't know of too many f2.8 lenses that reach to 200mm+ that are cheap quality or inexpensive. You'll find most DSLR owners that need the f2.8 will have at least two lenses. At the long end the 70-200mm 2.8 is a popular choice - and there are some 70-300 or 100-300 lenses that are pretty good. But 300mm 2.8 lenses will be extremely expensive. The real question is: do you need 2.8 throughout the range?

The big benefit to an SLR system is you can interchange the lenses to get a lense that was constructed specifically for a certain purpose - which means high quality results. While Bigma owners will argue with me I don't think the 'covers all ranges' produce results comparable to 2 or 3 lenses more suited to specific uses. Everyone has to buy their own equipment based on their own needs but I think in the long run you'll get better results out of any DSLR if you don't look for a single 'holy grail' lense. Just my two cents worth
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Old Mar 18, 2005, 7:14 PM   #5
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Hello, Mark...

Welcome to the wonderful world of DSLRs. I'm sure you're going to love your new camera. DSLRs require some learning. My 20D is my first of its kind, and after about a thousand shots, I'm starting to get it right with more keepers as I learn.

I bought an EF-S 17-85IS lens when I got my camera as a walk around. It's a wonderful lens with a great range. I also spent about $70 on an EF-50 1.8. It's a real bargain and is terrific in low light situations. My next lens will be a Canon EF-70-200 L F4.

With the 1.6 crop factor, this will almost cover your present range. A 1.4 X TC on the 70-200 will give youeven better reach than you have now.

I know this isn't an inexpensive alternative, but the results you get will be terrific. You have some fabulous scenery to photograph in the Phillipines. I've visited your beautiful country and know that a lack of sunshine isn't a problem where you live :roll:


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Don't forget the crop factor on the Drebel . That 37-370 lense you are looking for is actually a 23-231mm lense (which becomes 37-370).

But 300mm 2.8 lenses will be extremely expensive. The real question is: do you need 2.8 throughout the range?
This lens is slower 'n heck, but there will be a sigma coming out that will be a 18-200 which with the 1.6 crop will be 28-320.
http://sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_...02&navigator=6
just a thought:lol: (3.5-6.3 is slooow)
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Old Mar 19, 2005, 11:26 AM   #7
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John G,

Thanks for the advice. When I bought the 300d kit, I thought the included lens can out perform my previous camera. I 'm a bit disappointed to be honest. I guess I need to shell out more cash just to get a descent lens and start getting sharper images.:angry:

Wildman,

I hope my love for this camera would return after getting a descent lens I'll try to look for EF-S 17-85 IS. How much did it cost you?

On the lighter side, I'm glad you liked the scenes here in my country. I sure hope u did visit boracay or dakak.

KM_krazy,

What lens would you recommend, something fast, can give me at least 6x and affordable? I'd like something good at taking candid portraits.

TIA

..oh when will the spending stop :whack:
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It won't. There will always be "one more lens"
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Tamron 28-75 XR DI is a nice lens. It's F2.8 all the way!

Costs about $320.

Probably need a couple of lenses if you want the quality that your Drebel deserves!
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Sigma 18-125.:arrow:
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