Wildlife lens options

Started Dec 21, 2019 | Discussions thread
CarlosMart
CarlosMart Forum Member • Posts: 53
Re: Wildlife lens options

Paul-D700 wrote:

A friend has an entry-level Canon DSLR (Rebel) with a kit lens (not sure which one). He takes nice photos, and is interested in a lens with more reach (up to 600mm) for his nature/wildlife photos. He is willing to spend up to $600. I am a Nikon user, and am not familiar with Canon lens options. One possibility is a third-party lens (e.g., Tamron 150-600mm, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporay, etc), probably used because of his price ceiling. Are there other options that any Canon users can recommend?

An used Sigma 150-600mm (Contemporary version) for $600 is possible but difficult. I got a new one for like $750 but prices these days for a new one are like $900

The lens is an amazing value for what it is and I think it may be one of the best options here. If you friend really want a lens with 600mm, I think he will have to increase the budget.

These are used options from Adorama:

https://www.adorama.com/l/Used/Photography/Lenses/Sigma~SLR-Lenses?sf=Price&sel=Lens-Mount_Canon-EOS%7cZoom-Focal-Length_150-hyphen-600mm

If budget cannot be increased, then check for a used 100-400mm. From Adorama:

https://www.adorama.com/l/Used/Photography/Lenses/Sigma~Tamron~SLR-Lenses?sel=Lens-Mount_Canon-EOS|Zoom-Focal-Length_120-hyphen-400mm_100-hyphen-400mm

You can also check eBay

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