Looking for recommendation for an entry level tele-lens for SL1/100D

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Looking for recommendation for an entry level tele-lens for SL1/100D
4 months ago

Hi,

I bought a SL1/100D kit recently with the 18-55 STM lens (my first DSLR) and looking for a tele-lens. I don't plan to use the tele-lens very often, but I would like to have it on occasions when foot-zooming is not possible, for example shooting my kids swimming, or singing at school, etc. What tele-lens would you recommend for a DSLR beginner? I am thinking of the following:

- Canon EF-S 70-250mm IS II: used on ebay.de costs around 100EUR

- Canon EF-S 70-250mm IS STM: used on ebay.de costs around 250EUR, seems a bit too much for my budget, however it seems to produce quite better IQ than the non-STM version, especially at the high-zoom end.

I plan to take photos only, no videos. Are there alternatives that I should consider? I also looked at the Canon 18-135mm lenses, they seem nice to me, but too expensive and as a DSLR beginner I don't think I can make good use of those yet.

thanks,

Tony

Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1)
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