Canon lens question

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  1. sgirard

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    Hey guys. Fairly new to photography and recently purchased a Canon EOS Rebel XS w/ the standard 18-55mm lens and more recently purchase a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. I am looking for a little bit longer zoom lense say in the far end of 1000mm zoom (for sports-from the stands)and also a decent wide angle lens for group photos. Any suggestions would be appreciated such as size or brands or even places to buy on the web. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Well 1000mm will set you back around 10K to 100K (depending on if you go for 800mm or 1200mm).

    I think first we need an idea of the budget you are thinking of spending for this kind of work - however sports should be perfectly workable with a 300mm lens.

    If you want to longer you have roughly these options:

    1) cheaper zooms like the sigma 120-400mm or 150-500mm
    (you won't really be adding teleconverters to these)
    2) Midrange longer options - Canon 100-400mm L - 300mm f4 IS L - 400mm f5.6 L
    (most of these, barring the zoom, can take a 1.4TC without much trouble for more range)
    3) Top range options - 300mm f2.8 IS L - 400mm f2.8 L
    (these latter options can take 1.4 and 2* teleconverters for more range)

    A few other alternatives are on the market but a lot of it will depend on how much you are able to spend.
     
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    I think there are some super cheap Bower mirror ones on B&H. look like little telescopes. I would imagine their quality would be on par with the price though.
     
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    The problem with the super cheap lenses is that they tend to have small fixed apertures - like f8 - which seriously limits the lens since you need quite a lot of light plus even more for a fast shutter speed to use those lenses. Further their overall optical quality is poor.
     
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    I thought it was a typo at first, lol. But then I noticed he already had a 70-300, so I figured he's probably not talking about a 100mm...lol.

    What sport are you shooting that you have to be that far away? (oops - didn't notice, 'from the stands'.)
     
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    You'd be lucky if they even let you in with a 70-300mm.
     
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    Get this and use a 2x teleconverter!

    Straight ballin yo! :lol:

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