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    Beware: Mom With Camera
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    Rebel Lens --

    I need recommendations! I have the digi rebel, with the standard 55mm lens, and I'm looking to step up and add to my repertoire. Can anyone recommend a great telefoto?


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    Most people will need a little more information regarding what size or range zoom lense you are looking for. Also a budget for the lens would be helpful.

    I have the Canon 70-200f4L that I love. It is reasonably priced at around $600.00. It has great optics and superfast focus. Given the crop factor of the Rebel, it might be longer than what you are thinking of.

    Posting a little more information will allow others to make recommendations that are more valid. Also be sure to check the ratings one here for any that you are considering.

    Good luck.

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    That's the thing - I'm so new to SLR's in general I have NO IDEA what I'm looking for.

    I have used one of my friend's 300MM lenses, but that is the extent of my knowledge. LOL.

    I'm pretty clueless on the subject.

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    The key questions are:

    1. What is your budget?
    2. What are you going to be shooting?

    That will help get the ball rolling....
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    Lightbulb One suggestion

    I will give you a link to one of Canon's excellent telephoto zoom lenses - a favorite of many people here. It's the Canon 70-200mm/f4. With the crop factor on the Rebel - the 200mm becomes 320mm (of course the 70 becomes 112). This is a great all around lens: sharp, beautiful color/contrast. Price is $549 after rebate. Excellent price.

    the f4 means it isn't good for low light situations. However, the 70-200mm/f2.8 is over $1,000. Here is a link with all the info on this lens.

    There are many options - depending on what you will be using it for - and inside/outside, budget, etc.


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    Low Light?

    The 70-200mm f4/L is an excellent lens for low light - I have some beautiful timed exposures. Or did you mean handheld? Pays to be picky - I thought you were telling me I bought the wrong lens.

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