Cheap large zoom

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  1. StreetShark

    StreetShark TPF Noob!

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    Well I'm getting my XT very soon and I am getting a kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8 but I also need a large zoom lens and I dont have much money. I have about $300 Canadian to spend. It doesn't need to be amazing but something to use for close up animal shot and other shots I can't get close for such as boat tours and stuff. It will be used mostly out side. I was looking at the canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lll usm
     
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    Yep, that's what you should get. Stick with the Canon zooms.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For your budget, that's a pretty good lens.
     
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    well I have another question. I'm getting this ( http://www.vistek.ca/details/details.aspx?WebCode=212207 ) bag. Will the lens fit good in the big space? it says fits a 80-200mm lens attached to a body so i'm guessing the 75-300 will fit because 80-200mm is 7.6'' long and the 75-300 is 4.8''. Will it?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That bag should hold that lens with plenty of room to spare.
     
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    ok one more question: What is a good lens for action sports such as snowboarding and skateboarding? Would the kits lens work? Also some skateboard shots will be taken at a indoor park.
     
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    I have been using the 50mm f/1.8 on my xt for skateboarding on several occasions and it has been great. Depending on the lighting inside the kit might or might not be fast enough but no matter what it wouldnt be as sharp as the 50mm.
     
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    For sports shooting, especially indoors...you will want (need) a fast lens...that's a lens with a large maximum aperture (low F number). This will allow a faster shutter speed to help stop the action. The 50mm F1.8 is a fast and affordable lens, I recommend that. For the most part, faster lenses are more expensive.
     
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    Ok thanks. I was planning on getting that lens any ways.
     

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