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Re: Rebel T6 Telephoto Options Advice

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OK. now you hit on a lens I did use to have.  The Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF SP AF was/is a pretty decent lens and is in the line of fore runners of the current crop of super teles.  Again not a great lens but a decent one.  It will provide nice photos.  It isn't as fast at AF as the current one are and there is no IS.  But that isn't a huge problem.  It may make you a better photographer in the end.  Today a lot of guys couldn't use a non-IS lens because they never have.

 

It should work on your T6, OK.  The suggestion of getting the ef-s 55-250mm isn't valid because it it way too short for birds and wildlife under most situations.  You will be disappointed.  Tiny birds will still be tiny in your shots unless they are in a cage.

 

BTW, you need to be super careful and not pay very much for the Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF SP AF.  I would much better see in in a more current supe tele.  Don't go much over $350 bucks on one.  And, it should be mint at that.  I sold mine for $300 years ago.

 It was mint !  Smiley Happy

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Re: Rebel T6 Telephoto Options Advice

Thanks to everyone for the input and advise.

 

The Tamaron got sold before I could get it.

 

Keeping my eyes open. 

 

I'm sure I will be asking more.

 

Soon I will post a few pics I have shot with what lens' I do have.

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Re: Rebel T6 Telephoto Options Advice

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EddM wrote:

Thanks to everyone for the input and advise.

 

The Tamaron got sold before I could get it.

 

Keeping my eyes open. 

 

I'm sure I will be asking more.

 

Soon I will post a few pics I have shot with what lens' I do have.


Beware of buying used gear on eBay, or Amazon.  One good site for used Canon gear is KEH.

 

BTW, there is a learning curve associated with using a super telephoto lens effectively.  Jumping into the deep end, which has been suggested to you, leads to confusion and misconceptions.  Like I said, climb the ladder, from telephoto to super telephoto.  I doubt if the person who advised you to jump into the deep end without any experience did the same.

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Re: Rebel T6 Telephoto Options Advice


Waddizzle wrote:

EddM wrote:

Thanks to everyone for the input and advise.

 

The Tamaron got sold before I could get it.

 

Keeping my eyes open. 

 

I'm sure I will be asking more.

 

Soon I will post a few pics I have shot with what lens' I do have.


Beware of buying used gear on eBay, or Amazon.  One good site for used Canon gear is KEH.

 

BTW, there is a learning curve associated with using a super telephoto lens effectively.  Jumping into the deep end, which has been suggested to you, leads to confusion and misconceptions.  Like I said, climb the ladder, from telephoto to super telephoto.  I doubt if the person who advised you to jump into the deep end without any experience did the same.


A middle approach is to rent some of the big stuff and try it out. If you find that you really like it and feel ready to invest the time and effort to learn to use it well, you can buy that type of equipment straightaway and save yourself the cost of the intermediate lenses that you would eventually have discarded. If, OTOH, you find yourself over your head and unwilling or unable to expend the requisite effort to get past the learning curve, you can start buying lesser lenses with some confidence that you're making the right choice.

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