Suggest Canon EF Lens
Shanti Kumar Chiluka wrote:
I have Canon D500 SLR camera with standard 17 to 55 mm lense, I wanted to buy additional lense, which one experts suggest 55-200mm F4.5-5.6, or 75-300mm F4-5.6. I am also interested in close up pictures of flowers and insects, Suggest please, Shanti Kumar Chiluka
Canon has two 75-300 lenses, I would not recommended either of them.
- EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III (or III USM) is an old design, not particularly sharp at the long end, and does not have image stabilization.
- EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM is also an old design. Canon's first IS lens, not as sharp as the current offerings.
Canon's 70-300 zooms, and the EF-S 55-250, are much better and preferred.
EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS - far and away the best value in the segment.
EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM
EF 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
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