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Started Oct 7, 2003 | Discussions thread
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I'm new to this.
Oct 7, 2003

I'm going to sell my CP5700 and jump to the EOS 300D, so I'm looking at some entry level lenses. Althought I'm pretty informed on camera usage and terms, I'm in the dark with lense descriptions. To make this switch succesfuly I need to get the same zoom range as the 5700 in one lens to keep the fiance happy. Here is what I'm looking at:

Focal Length: 28 - 300mm
Focus Type: AutoFocus
Aperture Type: Variable / Automatic
Aperture Range: F3.5- F22 (at 28mm) F6.3 - F22 (at 300mm)
Optical Construction: 14 Elements in 15 Groups
Minimum Focus: 49.6" (at 28mm) / 32.3" (at 300mm)
Macro: Yes 1:3.7
Filter Size: 72mm
Size/Weight: 3.2" x 3.7" / 20.6oz.

Here are my questions:
1. The description is a F3.5-6.3 lens yet the specs show 3.5-22, and 6.3-22
what gives?

2. Minimum focal distance 49.6", does this mean I can't take macros or close up shots, or does it mean I just don't have to stand so close to do so (like with my CP5700).

3. If the 5700 lens is 8.5-71mm (35-280 35mm equiv) am I looking at a similar lens?

4. If this isn't an similar lens, what would be?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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