Superzoom or seperate budget telephoto
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27-02-10, 10:07 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
more info on my kit
I've got a 400D, Currently three lenses, the original 18-55 non-IS sort which I would like to improve on, and a Canon 70-300mm non-IS lens which is quite good but IS would be better.
I try to take photos of birds at full zoom so don't want to lose too much at that far end but want improved sharpness. (Also got a fixed 50mm lens which is the best for sharpness.)
Amazon has the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens - Canon at £123 & the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS at £170 so together about £300 vs the the Superzooms at about £400.
However maybe there is something better as the bottom lens whilst still in the budget range. If I went for two lenses then something that has a bigger zoom than 18-55 might be better as the "base" lens. The review of the Sigma 18-125mm in the latest PP sounds good though I've not found at the price suggested yet. If I could then that with the 55-250 would be about the same cost as the superzooms. Quality vs Convenience then. Would the pair be better quality?
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