This post is an update on the one I wrote a month ago on the subject of tele lenses for my Canon 350d.
I would like to say a huge thank you to the people who left comments and helped me to make an eventual easy decision on what to buy. Although the lens I opted for was out of my initial lens budget, I took the good advice left by Tristan Owen, The Pete and Peter and invested a bit more for a nifty feature, Image Stabiliser.
The Image Stabiliser allows for much sharper images in low light and long zoom. It allows me to take better photos without the need of a tripod. Perfect for sports photography and wildlife shots.
The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom lens has been developed to meet the high-performance standards that today’s photographers demand. Improved Image Stabilizer Technology provides up to three stops of “shake” correction, and the “Mode 2” option stabilizes images while panning with a moving subject. Compared to the original Canon EF 75-300mm IS zoom lens, this telephoto lens has faster autofocus, and overall the lens is lighter and has a smaller diameter than the original. The zoom ring can be locked at the 70mm position, making this powerful lens easy to transport, too. (Overall rating 8.8 by fredmiranda.com)
I promise to snap some photos with my new toy soon, but I am a little concerned of looking like a paedo on Wimbledon Common with my massive zoom lens…. I will be taking it to France and Spain for my September holidays though (can’t wait!) as this was one of my main reasons for biting the bullet and breaking the bank account so soon.
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