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C-VOTV 06-16-2005 01:05 PM

Lenses for Rail photography
 
I would like to get opinions on lenses for my D-REBEL(300D) for rail photography. Previously I was into aviation stuff, so I have the EF 75-300mm USMIII and also the kit lens EFS-18-55mm.

While taking rail pics I tend to change lenses often. So what are my options.

I am thinking about:
1. Canon EF 28-135mmIS
2. Tamron 28-200mm XR

And .... please suggest

Help appreciated

Thanks

SF

dsktc 06-16-2005 08:51 PM

The lenses I recommend, if your budget allows, are
the following:

Canon 70-200mm, f2.8 or f4
Canon 24-70mm
Canon 17-40mm

Reviews of Canon lenses:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showcat.php?cat=2

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showcat.php?cat=27

Dave

chris crook 06-16-2005 09:41 PM

It depends on what you shoot, and your style of shooting. But when it comes to Canon glass, (and Nikon) the higher the price, the better the glass 99% of the time. Go with the high end 2.8 stuff. The glass is sharper, they focus faster, etc.

But as far as price tag.. you may need a second morgage!

Robby 06-16-2005 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dsktc
The lenses I recommend, if your budget allows, are
the following:

Canon 70-200mm, f2.8 or f4
Canon 24-70mm
Canon 17-40mm

Reviews of Canon lenses:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showcat.php?cat=2

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showcat.php?cat=27

Dave

All very good recommendations to start out with. As you enjoy the art of photography and advance, you'll want to start saving up for canon "L" lenses. One key point with a Canon digital camera is that you'll want to stick with Canon glass. There have been some documented cases of communication issues with some Sigma and off-brand lenses. I ended up giving away a Sigma lens because it always seemed to have issues with improper focus from time to time when used with the 10D. Not so with any of my Canon's.


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