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Old Jul 31, 2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Default Best Telephoto Lens for 60d !

Hi All
I am not finding words to express my joyof owning a 60D,at the same time feels so proud and honoured to be a member of this forum.
Hope to learn a lot from you experts.
I have bought 60D with a 18-55mm lens and i am looking for a Telephoto too..
request you all to suggest me the best suited..


Budget is also my concern


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Old Jul 31, 2012, 2:19 AM   #2
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a good budget zoom is the efs 55-250is is scores highly in the image stakes and can be got at a good price. what do do you shoot and what is your budget
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 5:29 AM   #3
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Yeah. That. What he said.
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Thank you so much for the recommendation, I've just bought 60D and really enjoying the pictures I shoot. Pretty much reasonable price for this awesomeness!
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 2:42 AM   #5
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Hi All

I have narrowed down my choices to :

1) EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
2) EF70-200mm f/4L USM

Pls suggest which one will be better for my 60D,or if tou have any other recommendation


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Either of those lenses would be better than the other, depending on the situation.

What do you want to shoot?
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Hi

Thx for replying...

i want to shoot far subjects and a bit of wildlife photography too.
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the 70-200 is an L lens and has a constant f4 aperture the 70-300 will get you a bit further but has variable aperture from f4-5.6. i would go and try both out
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i want to shoot far subjects and a bit of wildlife photography too.
Naturally, the 70-300 will reach farther than the 70-200. I notice that you list the stabilized 70-300 and the unstabilized 70-200. The 70-200/4 is sharper at the wide end, but the 70-300 is sharper at the long end. For what you want to do, I think the 70-300 would be a better choice.
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You can't beat the L lens for its quality. You can't go wrong with either one. The 70-300mm seems to be a better choice for wildlife shooting because of long reach.

I have a Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD about 1/4 the cost of a L lens at $309 after rebate. I think it is the best bang for the bucks.
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