Lens for Rebel XTi

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  1. Matrix

    Matrix TPF Noob!

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    hey guys/gals,

    I have the standard Lens with my XTi & a 70-200mm. Im going to go to the Zoo next month and was wondering what lens would be better, I'm thinking the 70-200mm would be for closeup on the animals. But I wouldn't mind having an open mind on other lens as well.

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    What version of the 70-200 do you have? There have been several different models over the years.

    You might want to have a fast prime lens...meaning a lens with a large maximum aperture. This will help when the light isn't great and it's not a good idea to use flash. Maybe a 50mm F1.8 or 85mm F1.8.
     
  3. Matrix

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    the lens reads Promaster Spectrun7 1:4~5.6 f= 70~210mm, whatever that means.

    I wasnt very good in photography back then. never understand all the diiferent things to do with a camera just let the camera do the work, but now want to learn as much as I need...LOL....
     
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    I think as has been said here before a new lens just depends on what you like to shoot. If the only lens you have is the 70-200 you really need a wide-angle type lens for shooting just general everyday pictures. If you are looking for a good lens for shooting animals as you said than the 70-200 you have would be good. I do agree with mike on the 50 though.
     

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