Recommended Lens

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  1. Chris531

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    Hey guys I was just wondering what lens you recommend for Nature photography? It needs to be attachable to me Canon EOS Rebel K2.
     
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    Its a pretty vague question... how much are you willing to spend. What type of wildlife are you planning on shooting... do you want a zoom lens or a fixed focal length....

    Without the answer I would say off the top of my head...

    Zooms:
    Canon 100-400L
    Tamron 200-500 (Canon Mount)
    Sigma Bigma 50-500 (Canon Mount)

    Primes:
    Canon 400L (f/5.6)
    Sigma 500/4.5
    Canon 500/4.5L
    Canon 500/4L IS
    Canon 600/4L IS

    I shoot with both the 500/4L and the Sigma Bigma... obviously the Sigma wont match the IQ of my big white Canon... but its really much better for the price... and has a nice zoom ratio...
     
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    There is a Canon 1200mm F5.6 L USM...;)

     
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    I use a poor mans 400. An ef 70-200 f2.8 + a doubler. Very handy setup.
     
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    That 1200 is 1920 on my Rebel Xt!! That would be sweet.
     
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    I am looking for a zoom lens and I guess ALL wildlife. Thanks for what you guys gave me though As for price range...not to brag but I am loaded so it doesn't matter.
     
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    Just don't hang that 600mm to that K2 and carry it by the strap.

    Or perhaps brag a little more and get a Leica.
     
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    LOL yeah we are all loaded... with camera gear that is... first off IF you are loaded look into the Canon 500L if you want to handhold your shots... or 600L if you want to use a tripod/monopod all the time...

    as per the 1200L? there was one for sale on Fred Miranda a ways back (whoa) for a meak $50k if my memory serves me well...
     
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    yea i am not big into tripods and such...too much work to carry around and i am pretty lazy. 1200l for 50k....wow...thats alot for a lens. see i am a noob to photography so i am going to ask a question that might get a lot of laughs. is there such thing as like a 10000 mm lens or somthing insane like that not that ill buy it but im just wondering..
     
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    Sure...they call it a telescope :D

    I don't know much about telescopes...but most camera lenses are complex in that they attempt to correct the distortion caused by the light going though the lens. Telescopes don't necessarily need to make those corrections...which is why you don't see many people strapping telescopes to their cameras. The exception would be astrophotography.
     
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    Just remember, most lenses can be coulped to a 2x converter, so some 500mm can be 1600mm ( 2x 500 = 1000 plus 1.6 crop i believe )

    But definate tripod and remote for this eh!!
     

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