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Discussion in 'General' started by legoman, 25 Sep 2017.

  1. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    I have a diddly little Canon EOS M. I like it nice little mirrorless affair.

    Anyway it has a silly lens mount an EF-M, now I have an adaptor which means I can fit EF lenses. Question is which? I was looking at one of these (I have a shed load of Amazon vouchers don't judge

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000HDZAUA/ref=psdc_1330825031_t2_B00005K47Y

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-75-3...keywords=ef-s+lens&refinements=p_76:419158031

    Of the two which would be better, or are there better options for similar monies? I am getting a hood as well been advised to get one by a few people.
     
  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    I had that Tamron lens on a Canon 5D mark 2 before, okay lens for stationary subjects, good value lens.

    I then bought a second hand 70-200 F4 IS L, it was fantastic, but expensive for what it does.

    I'm now on Fujifilm X series, using Fuji 55-200 F3.5-4.8 OIS. It is as good as the Canon L lens, but cheaper and lighter.

    Canon and Nikon lenses tend to be expensive compared to Tamron/Sigma for no good reason other than being first party. For non-premium lenses, I'd go for Tamron or Sigma. Besides, the Canon lens you really want is the 70-300 USM. The 75-300 is a really old design.
     
  3. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    I just sold a Canon EF 75-300 Lens, i will be brutally honest and say don't bother. The images are soft and the sharpest you will get it will approx F8 at 75mm. Corners are really soft.

    I moved to a second hand L lens (24-105 IS L) and the difference is night and day. If you can, I would highly recommend saving a little more for the glass even second hand from a reputable supplier. I've heard L lens glass coupled with the Canon M range is an excellent combination for travelling and reducing weight.
     
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    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I don't mean to threadjack, but in the vein of camera lenses. 70-200 f2.8 or f4 for moving objects like cars?
     
  6. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Did some research that is a very good and light lens, just annoyingly out of my price range at the moment, I've picked up a second battery an a grip.

    Lens wise I've ended up with a Canon EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens used from the land of eBay. Its STM so there's going to be a little noise but that's not an issue. weight wise its 375g. As you said the image quality isn't all that good with that lens I found a lot of people mentioning the optics being poor quality and dropping off dramatically if you go new the zoom.
    Only thing I'm debating now is a lens hood an some filters.
     
  7. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    My opinion is 100% that the best 'budget' zoom out there is the 55-250 STM. It's a cracking lens for the money and the IS works very well indeed. Having owned it in the past I would go for the lens hood and not bother with a filter for the front element as the hood is so deep it protects the front of the lens well enough imo.
     
  8. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    The 24-105 F4 L IS is incredibly good, it came as kit lens on my 5D2. It just works for all situations.

    The 70-200 F4 L IS is great. I wouldn't want to spend any more for the heavier 2.8 unless I absolutely need that 1 stop of light (eg. shooting moving cars at night)
     
  9. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    L lenses are pricey but you often get what you pay for with lenses - especially full frame lenses. That's not to say that there aren't bargains out there but even then they can often lack in one department or other.
     
  10. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Picked up the lens an adaptor today, looks comical zoomed on a tiny mirrorless unit

    [​IMG]IMG_20170926_175733 by Step831, on Flickr
     
  11. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Haha :D Stick a lens hood on it for another 7cm of ridiculousness :p
     
  12. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Done I need another 9.5cm of stupid attached haha. Joys of Amazon
     
  13. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Fantastic :) I really enjoyed that lens - only sold it as I moved to full frame. Really smooth zoom action which was nice and good picture quality too.
     
  14. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    I wouldnt mind a full frame in the future but for now this is more than enough lens. more than long enough too with the hood :grin:

    [​IMG]IMG_20170928_142355 by Step831, on Flickr
     
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Good choice, I love my 70-250, the only thing I'd consider swapping it for is the 70-200 L series, but hilariously expensive by comparison! This is one of my favourite shots with it:

    [​IMG]Warm-up lap by HarvB, on Flickr
     

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