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What about this one as my first telephoto lens?

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-75-300mm-4-0-5-6-III-Lens/dp/B00005K47Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361463772&sr=8-1

 

I haven't got much money to play with but I do tend to go out to places that have a lot of wildlife and wouldn't mind adding another string to my bow when it comes down to it. Not sure about the F/Stop on it for example? Would that be adequate enough?

 

As I've mentioned I'm probably getting ahead of myself but in the last couple of weeks and don't actually get to use my new prime lens until tomorrow but things seem to have clicked in my mind with photography. I seem to now "get it" if you will and know what I need to do to improve.

 

Expect a similar one soon enough on a good macro lens for me too. :D

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I wouldn't bother to be honest. If you know you are still gonne be taking pics in a couple of years you may as well buy a decent lens - if not you will just end up having to sell it for £20 and shelling out for the better one later on. That lens will probably be outgrown in a couple of months. Look at a second hand 70-200 f4 for about £380 ish. It's not a true keeper like the 2.8 but for outdoor shit it will serve you very well for a long time and it will hold it's value so you can probably sell it for what you paid for it when the time comes to go for the 2.8.

 

I would say avoid any lens that doesn't have a fixed aperture - having used something like that before I can tell you it causes too much faff! Shooting manual you might have your exposure set just right then you zoom and it all goes tits up cos the aperture changes.

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I have a lens like that... Think it just goes up to 200mm though. Basically the kit lens but next focal length up.

 

I have no use for it and its just gathering dust so providing you come pick it up you can have it for free :)

 

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Wow thanks very much Andy. Really appreciate it. I shall be in touch. :)

 

No worries mate.

 

I live in Ryton so just give me a shout if you're heading over here any time, or fancy a drive over (no idea where you live?)

 

Just checked and it's a 55-250mm zoom so it's actually got more reach than I thought :)

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Ahh right well I don't live in the posh bit sadly... I'm round the back of the Co-Op somewhere :D

 

Andy,

 

On that note - re your website - i'd also drop your address as i wouldn't want people to know where i live (for the wrong reason's if you know what I mean).

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What about this one as my first telephoto lens?

 

http://www.amazon.co...61463772&sr=8-1

 

I haven't got much money to play with but I do tend to go out to places that have a lot of wildlife and wouldn't mind adding another string to my bow when it comes down to it. Not sure about the F/Stop on it for example? Would that be adequate enough?

 

As I've mentioned I'm probably getting ahead of myself but in the last couple of weeks and don't actually get to use my new prime lens until tomorrow but things seem to have clicked in my mind with photography. I seem to now "get it" if you will and know what I need to do to improve.

 

Expect a similar one soon enough on a good macro lens for me too. :D

 

As someone has already said, there are better out there, but unless you know that's what's wanted then it can be tough paying a load of money for a lens that may only get used now and again.

 

Personally, I have a 400d, and got the two len kit, doorstop type as they say, 18-55 (Canon) and 70-200 (Tamron), but got fed up of having the wrong lens as i didn't want to carry them both around at the same time (as camera mainly used on hols).

 

So I got a canon 18-200, which at present, covers all the bases, then the thought was to get the 1.4x or 2x extender - but that's for the future.

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Andy,

 

On that note - re your website - i'd also drop your address as i wouldn't want people to know where i live (for the wrong reason's if you know what I mean).

 

I think it needs to be on there for google places and seo... not 100% sure though so will check

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