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Frequent Contributor
Posts: 102
Registered: ‎06-10-2015

Re: Newbie with t5 with lens questions

I'm in the same boat.  I will be shooting my son's HS football games so I need some telephoto capabilities.  I've got my brothers EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III that I’m going to experiment with. I’m going to shoot RAW+JPEG so I can post process the RAW if the lighting is not good enough with this slow lens. Our school stadium lights are pretty good though. I’m not looking to get Sports Illustrated quality photos just ones that any amateur can be proud of and of course my son likes. If my results stink then I’ll start looking into a faster telephoto. I didn’t realize there were used lenses on the market. Thanks for that info.

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Posts: 13,696
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Newbie with t5 with lens questions

KEH is a good source for used camera equipment.  Buying used lenses especially the lesser quality stuff can be risky.  Check it out carefully.  KEH and some other give a little warranty.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Posts: 487
Registered: ‎03-17-2015

Re: Newbie with t5 with lens questions


@theandies wrote:
. If my results stink then I’ll start looking into a faster telephoto. I didn’t realize there were used lenses on the market. Thanks for that info.

Canon sells refubished lenses and gives a 1 yr warranty...same as new lenses.  I trust Canon and have bought refub from them and have had no problems.  If you keep an eye out on the Canon Store regular, you can catch these refub lenses on extra discount.

 

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

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎07-13-2015

Re: Newbie with t5 with lens questions

Well, I won a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens for $64 on Ebay with 90 warranty.  I know it probably isn't the best but it's a start.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 102
Registered: ‎06-10-2015

Re: Newbie with t5 with lens questions

That's the lens that I'm going to try during my son's football games.

Super Contributor
Posts: 487
Registered: ‎03-17-2015

Re: Newbie with t5 with lens questions

be careful when buying online, beware of grey market gear.  make sure the seller is a repetable merchant.   There's alot of  camera gear knockoffs.  Many are grey market products that originate overseas.

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Posts: 13,696
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Newbie with t5 with lens questions

There is no difference between gray market and Canon USA. Canon USA imports and warrant its lenses. Most of the time there is no advantage to buying a gray market. And if you need warranty you can be in big do-do!
EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎07-13-2015

Re: Newbie with t5 with lens questions

This was a used lens off eBay here in the states
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Re: Newbie with t5 with lens questions

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Than there is no difference!  Smiley Happy

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎07-13-2015

Re: Newbie with t5 with lens questions

Just picked up a Nikon d3200 that's basically new with extra lens and other stuff. Now to decide which one to keep?????
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