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I need advice for a new lens I want to buy.!!

I bought a Canon T4i a few months ago and I'm new in photography. I'm thinking of buying a new 70-300 aps-c lens that I want to use for nature or wilde life photography. But the lens doesn't have stabilizer and I'm worrying if it's ok for shooting fast moving objects while being a super amateur photographer. Thanks in advance.

 
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Re: I need advice for a new lens I want to buy.!!

What 70-300 lens are you considering? The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens has image stabilization. A "friend" of mine on this forum gets amazing results from this lens. It is a good buy at $450 and it is all Canon.

 

"I want to use for nature or wilde life photography"

 

I would rather see you get one of the 150-600mm super zooms for wildlife photography, Of course they are twice as expensive.  The lens you can afford and use is the best one, however.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, even less and less other stuff.
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Re: I need advice for a new lens I want to buy.!!

As stated, the Canon 70-300 II is a good next step up. If you continue with wildlife, you might need to go for one of the 150-600's, but for now, the 70-300 should fill your needs. I have the older 70-300 and it is my second most used lens, after the 18-135.

 

Third most used is a tie between the 60mm macro and my 150-600, which is only used for special occasions like airshows and when I am on a purposeful wildlife trek like to Yellowstone.

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Re: I need advice for a new lens I want to buy.!!

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I live in Canada & prices are quite different than in the US but another oprion which is getting good reviews is the relatively new Sigma 100-400. Likely a bit more money & a bit heavier but more reach is never a bad thing when it comes to wildlife. It does have OS (whivh is Sigma's name for IS.

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Re: I need advice for a new lens I want to buy.!!

“I’m thinking of buying a new 70-300 aps-c lens that I want to use for nature or wilde life photography. But the lens doesn't have stabilizer and I'm worrying if it's ok for shooting fast moving objects while being a super amateur photographer.”

What brand of lens? I strongly recommend that you stick with Canon lenses for now. Go for the lens cited by ebiggs.

Do not go for cheap lenses. Your photos will never be better than the lens you used. Lenses are an investment and tend to last much longer than bodies.
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Re: I need advice for a new lens I want to buy.!!

For wildlife work the longer the lens the better, depending on your targets, but as has been said there is a cost for the longer lenses. and also as has been said you are better off buying a name brand such as Canon or Sigma.

 

I recommend you read my post on the Canon 70-300 Non-L lenses

 

you may find it useful.

 

cheers: Trevor

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Re: I need advice for a new lens I want to buy.!!

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Absolotely pin pointy. the 70x300 lens is the best. amazing quality . Um using it myself for different kind of projects, amazing results. (link removed per Forum Guidelines) for downloading alternate playstore for free

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