long telephoto lens samples?

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
iancrowe
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Re: long telephoto lens samples?
In reply to ilikespam, Jan 18, 2013

ilikespam wrote:

Chris, you are right on it.

Yes I do have the Pentax, but I was helping someone compare Canon kits at the warehouse clubs. One club has the t3 with the 300 mm and the other club has the t4i with the 250 mm . leaving all the issues of the 2 bodies and cost etc aside, I just wanted to know how much difference 50 mm made because I couldn't visualize it.

Hmm...

Sounds suspiciously like the kits I've seen recently in the UK. The 650D (T4i for you colonials) comes with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II and EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS lenses. While the 1100D (T3) comes with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III and the EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III.

The two non-IS lenses are optically at best mediocre to poor and in-fact Canon has now discontinued the 75-300. The two IS lenses are optically excellent and are probably the best bargains in Canon's locker (alongside the EF 50mm f/1.8 II).

All in all the T3 deal is best avoided.

Ian

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