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Old May 3, 2005, 1:50 AM   #1
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Hey guys! I recently picked up my Rebel XT, and the main use will be action shots of autos... Mostly outdoor 4x4 action. Some will be on the trail (Rubicon, and such) where I can use the kit lens but some will be from the stands or "a safe distance". I will be using the pictures for the web, and I`m really picky and enjoy a sharp crisp image.

I`ve been looking into the 70-200mm and 75-200mm Canon and Sigma lens's but don't want to be wishing I had a 300m lens.

So I have a couple questions.

At what distance would a 300m lens (zoomed in) have the auto fill up the picture? Anyone else who takes these kind of pictures your input is welcome

Lens suggestions... in the 70 - 300 range... I`m trying to spend $500 or less and still get a great picture.

Thanks everyone and I hope I gave enough detail.

-Todd

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Old May 3, 2005, 6:03 AM   #2
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You mean like this: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...c.php?id=32296
or this: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...c.php?id=30682

Sigma dominates the 100-300 range with not one, but three lenses - Photozone.de used to have a competitive listing with all the lenses for EOS listed, but they are now updating their sites. The top rated were all Sigma except a lonely 100-300 Leica/Contax slotted in between the lowest cost Sigma :

o 100-300 f/4 EX
o 120-300 f/2.8 EX (pictured in the above link)
o and the real affordable (~ $200) 70-300 f/4-5.6 APO Super II at the Macro setting: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...12&forum_id=79


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At what distance would a 300m lens (zoomed in) have the auto fill up the picture?
FYI - http://www.dudak.baka.com/fovcalc.html
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Old May 3, 2005, 12:43 PM   #3
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Thanks, it looks like the one in the $200 price range will be what I want... I will be using the lens and camera on the trail and will myself be in a Jeep/off-road vehicle so I don't have room nor want to damage a lens that cost over $1,000 (or really any lens). And those are just to big to haul around in a jeep bouncing all over

Thanks for your help.


Now to find a 55-120 lens or something to ~120 to replace the kit lens with
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Now to find a 55-120 lens or something to ~120 to replace the kit lens with
FYI - http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...301428#p301428
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Thanks! I was just coming back to post that one and you already did Great prices on these lens's
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