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Old Jul 20, 2004, 4:08 PM   #1
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I probably will buy a Canon EOS ELAN 7ne... so I need some recomendation about lenses...

I will use it for portraits and product photografy. So some macre will be usefull.

I sew a 35-135 (i dont remember exact model)... i has macro and used was 200 dollars.

At begining I´ll buy just one lens.. and with time i´ll buy others. I´m not really interested in wide lenses.. so 28 i too much wide for me.

As I said... 35-135 just fits my needs.

I need models and recomendation in others diameters.

I just have up to 300 to buy it. (it could be an used lens).
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Old Jul 20, 2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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I know of a 28-135 and its a fairly good lens. New its almost $400, I don't know the used price. Maybe you mean this one? I could find a 35-135 where I looked.

It would do well for portrait work. Depending on the products, it could work or not. Hard to say.

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Old Jul 20, 2004, 11:20 PM   #3
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I´ll search some info abaut the lens you mention.

The lens I sew las week was an original CANON 35-135mm AF, and with macro. I relly dont remember the model.

I´ll search for nikon lens on line catalog to show it.
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Old Jul 21, 2004, 12:18 AM   #4
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I think this is the lens I sew...

http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/c..._4~56_usm.html


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Old Jul 21, 2004, 1:09 PM   #5
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Very interesting. Clearly that is the lens. I found no reference to it at adorama or B&H. Maybe I missed it, or maybe it wasn't sold in the US?

I can't tell you anything about its quality, as the lens review site I normally use doesn't mention it either.

For its focal length, it should work for portraits. People often use a 80mm lens for that, and after the focal length multiplier you'll be ok.

What products will you shoot? Without knowing roughtly what size they are I can't say if it would be good for that or not.

I don't know how well it does macro, so I can't help you there.

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Old Jul 21, 2004, 1:17 PM   #6
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People often use a 80mm lens for that, and after the focal length multiplier you'll be ok.

What products will you shoot? Without knowing roughtly what size they are I can't say if it would be good for that or not.
I´ll use it on a 35mm camera, not on a digital SLR. So no focal length multiplier.

I´ll shoot from a box of cigarettes to a bottle of whisky... all kind of things.

Thanks for your comments!
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I´ve this options...

Vivitar Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-210mm f/4.2-6.5 $190
[size=2 target="_blank"]http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=16 6874&is=REG[/FONT][/FONT][/size][/font]

]Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 $190
[size=2 target="_blank"]http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=24 5267&is=REG[/FONT][/FONT][/size][/font]

]Canon 75-300mm $170
[size=2 target="_blank"]http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004THCZ/qid=1090439637/br=1-8/ref=br_lf_p_8//102-1282193-4840144?v=glance&s=photo&n=493720[/FONT][/FONT][/size][/font]

]Canon 55-200mm $223
[size=2 target="_blank"]http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000CCW64/qid=1090438785/br=1-18/ref=br_lf_p_18//102-1282193-4840144?v=glance&s=photo&n=493720[/FONT][/FONT][/size][/font]

All of these in USA (I have to pay near 30% taxes to import it to argentina)

Or the used 35-135 Canon 0 free of taxes here in argentina.
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If you've got the lens already, then definitely go for it. You can always get another lens later. If you have a way to return it, buy it because its so much cheaper and see if it meets your needs. If it does, then you've saved money!

I wouldn't touch the vivitar.
This sigma 28-200 is really bad.
Then Canon 75-300 is "below-average" but is light years ahead of the Sigma.
The Canon 55-200 is "average", but not a huge amount better than the other Canon.

The downside to the 75-300 is that it won't do portraits very well. After the 1.6x crop factor it will be be over a 100mm lens, which would work but isn't great.
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If you've got the lens already, then definitely go for it. You can always get another lens later. If you have a way to return it, buy it because its so much cheaper and see if it meets your needs. If it does, then you've saved money!

I wouldn't touch the vivitar.
This sigma 28-200 is really bad.
Then Canon 75-300 is "below-average" but is light years ahead of the Sigma.
The Canon 55-200 is "average", but not a huge amount better than the other Canon.

The downside to the 75-300 is that it won't do portraits very well. After the 1.6x crop factor it will be be over a 100mm lens, which would work but isn't great.
Sorry, because my english some parts of the message coul be missundestanded.

I dont have the lens yet... and I´ll bought it in USA, i´m not going to have a way to return it from argentina to change it to a better one.

Hopefully it will be a lens to work for a year less or more... then i think i will have money to change to a better one.

Is a bad thing you told me the SIGMA is REALLY BAD... because i was thinking strongly in that lens.

I didnt undestand the part where you say something about a 1.6x crop. Why i´ll have a crop?

I´ve only 150-170 dollars for the lens... so the $220 canon 55-200 is out of range. Now I´m between $190 sigma 28-200 (askin for some money to friends) or the $170 canon 75-300


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I didnt undestand the part where you say something about a 1.6x crop. Why i´ll have a crop?
Because some people don't read. It is a film camera. There is no crop.
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Old Jul 22, 2004, 1:14 AM   #10
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:-)haa ok... thnaks.

I have aded the Sigma 28-200 F3.5-5.6 Compact Hyper Zoom Aspherical Lens-Canon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...6&v=glance) to my amazon shoping cart.

I know... erics says its crap.. but is cheap and i have some friends who said it is ok.. "normal"... in not the best or the worst lens. And it have a nice macro... thing I´ll use a lot.

So my new configuration... CANON EOS ELAN 7NE + SIGMA 28-200 F3.5-5.6 COMPACT HYPER ZOOM ASPHERICAL LENS $540 dollars.


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