help me help someone to buy a Canon lens

Started Jan 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Alan Brown
Alan Brown Veteran Member • Posts: 5,593
help me help someone to buy a Canon lens

I don't know Canon lenses..only Nikon; an IT client of mine has set his mind on getting a 'white' Canon lens and thinks he should get the: 70-300 F4/5.6 IS USM

I was amazed to find it is £1240.00 in the UK!

I read a few reviews (lens rentals etc) and I got the impression that this is not the best way of spending his money.


I’d buy the consumer zoom and spend the other $1,000 on a Canon 17-55mm IS or Canon 24-105mm – or just get a Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS and blow $500 on groceries or something frivolous.

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the reason I'm posting this here is that he has a 40D (that he seems happy with) and I'm not sure if he needs specific crop Canon lenses (EFS?.. it would be DX if it were for Nikon crop sensor cameras) or will anything Canon make, fit his camera?

What is the consensus here?

Thanks in advance

There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness.' :'!':

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