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    The best budget lens for Canon is the 55-250 IS STM. Very sharp and a decent range.

    More budget: get the Canon 100-400 mkii. Superb lens and much better (and half the weight) than the Sigma Sports 600.

    The Canon 70-300 is NOT a good lens, waste of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds View Post
    thanks pwgg, I had a quick look at the P1000 looks like a really nice piece of kit.
    jds the other thing to watch out for is too much stuff.

    I ended up with a sling bag with two converters, the big lens the 50mm lense a tropod and a heap of stuff.

    I now have a Nikon mic and druk the P900 a mono pod two chargers two spare batteries extra cards a lense pen all in one bag. The P900 links to my phone so if on a high zoom I use the phone as a remote. It also has a built in GPS to remember where you took the shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwgg View Post
    jds the other thing to watch out for is too much stuff.

    I ended up with a sling bag with two converters, the big lens the 50mm lense a tropod and a heap of stuff.
    One won't know what is too much stuff if you haven't had "too much stuff"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    One won't know what is too much stuff if you haven't had "too much stuff"

    Anyone looking for a Nodal Ninja super duper pano head for a tripod
    Yes you need to go there to know you have been there.

    Then you need to get rid of your stuff, took me a while but all gone now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WernerNetherlands View Post
    The best budget lens for Canon is the 55-250 IS STM. Very sharp and a decent range. - Excellent for video, not the best for action shots.

    More budget: get the Canon 100-400 mkii. Superb lens and much better (and half the weight) than the Sigma Sports 600. - If it is in the budget, a winner

    The Canon 70-300 is NOT a good lens, waste of money. - I think you are mistaking this for the 75-300

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    I have an 18-55 and 75-300. I am so tired of switching between the lenses with the possibility of introducing dust during changes. I didn't see anyone comment on the Tamron 18-400. One write-up said there is some vignetting at the 400 end, but if I can get macros to the 300ish range of telephoto, it might be worth it for me.
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    Hi, I see the EF lens on takelot is the 75-300 f/4-5.6 iii usm lens for R3 789. On Orms, Outdoorphoto and foto discount world is the EF70-300 F/4-5.6 IS ii usm lens, for about R7000. So I guess the IS lens is the better one due to costing almost double. Would you guys say it is worth the extra money? What are the major differences making one good/bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Dassie View Post
    I have an 18-55 and 75-300. I am so tired of switching between the lenses with the possibility of introducing dust during changes. I didn't see anyone comment on the Tamron 18-400. One write-up said there is some vignetting at the 400 end, but if I can get macros to the 300ish range of telephoto, it might be worth it for me.
    I think that is the Tamron I had a look at this morning on takelot. - R10,489

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    Iíve got the tamron 16-300. Iím no pro but itís a very nice lens and has very good reviews online

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    Quote Originally Posted by jds View Post
    I think that is the Tamron I had a look at this morning on takelot. - R10,489
    10 is better than 19 reported above for other lenses, but has anyone lived with this one for a while?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBob View Post
    Iíve got the tamron 16-300. Iím no pro but itís a very nice lens and has very good reviews online
    I probably wouldn't notice the difference between the 16 and 18, but I think I would between 300 and 400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds View Post
    Hi, I see the EF lens on takelot is the 75-300 f/4-5.6 iii usm lens for R3 789. On Orms, Outdoorphoto and foto discount world is the EF70-300 F/4-5.6 IS ii usm lens, for about R7000. So I guess the IS lens is the better one due to costing almost double. Would you guys say it is worth the extra money? What are the major differences making one good/bad?



    Hand held,the IS is worth it to me. I switch off by mistake and the flying birds are not as I would want them.

    I have a 100-400 on another camera, and a very good mik and druk up to 1300mm but try and use that handheld.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds View Post
    Hi, I see the EF lens on takelot is the 75-300 f/4-5.6 iii usm lens for R3 789. On Orms, Outdoorphoto and foto discount world is the EF70-300 F/4-5.6 IS ii usm lens, for about R7000. So I guess the IS lens is the better one due to costing almost double. Would you guys say it is worth the extra money? What are the major differences making one good/bad?
    It's like the Ford Ranger 2.2 base model vs. Ford Ranger 2.2 XLS... both will get the job done...

    I would not buy the 75-300 new... it will get you by... it is never going to make you mates say WOW... but it will do the job as long as you don't expect too much...

    There are some really good deals on used 70-300 lenses... but if the price is right... it would be OK to buy new... the 70-300 lens is a higher quality lens from every angle... when you feel the need to upgrade from here... YOU ARE DONE... YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL NEVER BE SAFE AGAIN...

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    If birds are a large part of your subject matter the Outdoorphoto have a Canon 400mm F5.6 L USM at R 10k. This is one of the sharpest lens's made by Canon and real quick focuser. Negatives are fixed focal length and no IS. Light weight and will not let you down. Would rather have Canon L glass than the others you posted. However at this point you may wish for the versatility of the zoom function.

    The following pic was taken with the 400L


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    If birds are a large part of your subject matter the Outdoorphoto have a Canon 400mm F5.6 L USM at R 10k. This is one of the sharpest lens's made by Canon and real quick focuser. Negatives are fixed focal length and no IS. Light weight and will not let you down. Would rather have Canon L glass than the others you posted. However at this point you may wish for the versatility of the zoom function.

    The following pic was taken with the 400L...
    Andrew... you hit the nail on the head... photography is all about compromise... fixed lens vs. zoom... you get better quality for your money in a fixed lens, but loose the versatility... those wide to telephoto zooms give you some versatility at the expense of image quality and price...

    Once you have found your photography feet... you can get specialised lenses with confidence... knowing how you will use them...

    To anyone starting out... the balancing act is difficult... especially on a tight budget with no wiggle room for mistakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    If birds are a large part of your subject matter the Outdoorphoto have a Canon 400mm F5.6 L USM at R 10k. This is one of the sharpest lens's made by Canon and real quick focuser. Negatives are fixed focal length and no IS. Light weight and will not let you down. Would rather have Canon L glass than the others you posted. However at this point you may wish for the versatility of the zoom function.

    The following pic was taken with the 400L

    Wow thanks Andrew

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    I would never advise a new photographer to start out with a fixed telephoto lens, but I guess that's only me... A major part of starting out is experimenting with different focal lengths and discovering what you enjoy. A prime 400mm+ is literally THE most limiting lens I can think of.

    It is a brilliant picture Andrew, but in all honesty it has very little to do with the lens. That pic is all technique - get close and have the background far away and you could take that with almost any lens.

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    Please see various Lenses available in Classifieds, Other, that you could use.....

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/class...?product=51645

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryzie View Post
    Please see various Lenses available in Classifieds, Other, that you could use.....

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/class...?product=51645
    thank you Dryzie I will have a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzukiPiet View Post
    I would never advise a new photographer to start out with a fixed telephoto lens, but I guess that's only me... A major part of starting out is experimenting with different focal lengths and discovering what you enjoy. A prime 400mm+ is literally THE most limiting lens I can think of.

    It is a brilliant picture Andrew, but in all honesty it has very little to do with the lens. That pic is all technique - get close and have the background far away and you could take that with almost any lens.
    Good advice, except...
    This particular lens is second-hand, but still a current model (not yet superceded). As such, the buyer will be able to re-sell with minimal depreciation. This is NOT the case with most of the other lenses which have been discussed.

    And as a birding lens (and particularly birds in flight), it is probably the best of all the options that have been discussed. Having said that though, the 450D is probably very limiting for BIF....
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