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Old Apr 4, 2011, 5:39 PM   #1
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Default A good lens for zoom?

I'm curious as to what are good lens for zooming? I have the basic lens that came with my Canon Rebel XS and I'm looking for something with better zoom.
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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Two good ones depending on use are
Canon 70-200 f/2.8
Canon 100-400 IS
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Yes, those mentioned by griffina are surely great zoom lenses. i am thinking that coming from a xs and kit lens you were probably looking for something more affordable than the 2 L or pro series lenses mentioned.

many people add the 55-250 IS as their first zoom lens to compliment their kit lens. it is small and light and sharp for the price.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._4_5_6_IS.html

the next step up would be the 70-300 IS, this adds USM or faster focusing, you get longer range and a sturdier build.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._4_5_6_IS.html
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Before we jump into 1500-2500 dollar L lenses, just step back a moment to see what the OP wants to use the lens to shoot. Weather the OP need all that performance that would justified that high cost.
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I agree with shoturtle, impossible to suggest a good lens until we know how the lens will be used. So, OP, what specific instances do you plan on using the lens for?
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kind of a variation of things, my niece and nephew playing outside mostly, but other people, my boyfriends softball games, nature. pretty much outdoor stuff if that makes sense
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outdoors daytime, you would do okay with the canon ef 70-300 IS USM lens or the new tamron 70-300 VC USD lens. They will give you good reach and good AF speed for outdoor daytime sports.

The canon 55-250 will work, but the AF can be spotty at times if the action gets erratic.
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hello
if your not going pro and just having fun and want just decent shots
try the all-in-one zooms
canon 18-200
sigma 18-250
tamron18-270
all with stabilisers
not very sharp but great all round walk about lenses and sometimes at a good price

the canon lenses mentioned above are fab lenses with a high price tag
my 2pence worth
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If you do go with a all in one, I would look at the sigma with the HSM motor, or the new tamron 18-270 with the PZ motor, it will auto focus fast, and give you better reach. Not the best optically but very convenient
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Thank you all! I appreciate it!
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