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Lens Question

ryanhurst39
Apprentice

I currently own a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS with just a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. It was given as a gift and I don't know much about cameras.

I'm looking to buy a lens for doing more zoom shots (mostly nature and wildlife), would the a Canon 75-300mm EF Zoom lens be enough? Not looking to spend crazy money as photography is just more of a weekend/hiking hobby. Do I need a lens hood?

Any other recommendations of lens or things I should pick up would be great!

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kvbarkley
VIP

The 75-300 is not one of Canon's best lenses.

I suggest either the EF-S 55 - 250 (slightly less reach, but much more portable)

or the EF 70-300 II.

 

You can often get a good deal on Canon's refurbished site:

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/lenses-flashes/refurbished-lenses

 

ebiggs1
Legend

"...would the a Canon 75-300mm EF Zoom lens be enough?"

 

Yes, it is to a very lot of people in your same situation.  Perhaps a better choice would be the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens.  It is a much better lens but that is your choice.

 

"Do I need a lens hood?"

 

Yes! Smiley Happy

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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