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Wikkus
29-03-11, 07:26 AM
Hi everyone, my first post here :)

Late last year I bought a Canon EOS 7D to replace my venerable Panasonic FZ50.

The 7D came as a kit, the bundled lens being a quite versatile 18-135mm F3.5 zoom, however, I'd like something with a little more 'reach' as I often photograph wildlife and motorsports.

My FZ50 has excellent Leica optics with an awesome 35-420mm (equivalent) focal length and it's this upper figure I'd like to get closer to with a new lens for my Canon, ideally without sacrificing the versatility.

I'm hoping there's something available up to the 300 mark but could stretch the budget if this proves unrealistic.

Cheers.

wave
29-03-11, 08:09 AM
There are a few choices but what do you take shoots of.
The price range you have given I would say look at the efs55-250is great light weight lens

Wikkus
29-03-11, 09:56 AM
Hi Wave,

as per my original post, mainly wildlife and motorsports.

How does the EF-S 55-250mm square-up against the EF 70-300mm IS USM?

Cheers.

wave
29-03-11, 02:39 PM
IMHO the 55-250 is a good lens but for what you want to take shoots of you find you need somethings faster. That means a lot more money