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    Hi,

    I'm using the Canon EOS 300D any idea what lens to get if I need a reasonable zoom range and also a acceptable weight or size preferable with IS so that I can handheld in most situation.
    So far I have the EF70-300 F/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens in mind.

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    What abt 70-200mm F2.8 L IS. Add 1.4x TC you get 280mm F4 with IS.
    Any users of this lens would like comment

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    any idea how much this will cost?

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    70-300 DO is going to cost more than $2k, judging from B&H prices.

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    it rather depends on what you mean by "reasonable zoom range" right? for most everyday situations, the 28-135mm IS should suffice. if you're talking super tele range, then the sky's the limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronKong
    Hi,

    I'm using the Canon EOS 300D any idea what lens to get if I need a reasonable zoom range and also a acceptable weight or size preferable with IS so that I can handheld in most situation.
    So far I have the EF70-300 F/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens in mind.
    Depends on your budget. As mpenza said, the 70-300 DO IS is probably going to cost over $2k when it reaches Singapore. The only benefit I see is that it's a very short lens, due to the DO. Other than that for that price and lens speed, it's not very worth it. For that price range a 70-200 f/4 at around $1300 would be a better deal.

    Based on what you said, I think what you'll want is the 28-135 IS. Has a decent range which would suffice in most situations except maybe large group shots. For the wide angle you could use your kit EF-S 18-55. It's quality is fantastic, contrary to what many people say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_jason
    Depends on your budget. As mpenza said, the 70-300 DO IS is probably going to cost over $2k when it reaches Singapore. The only benefit I see is that it's a very short lens, due to the DO. Other than that for that price and lens speed, it's not very worth it. For that price range a 70-200 f/4 at around $1300 would be a better deal.

    Based on what you said, I think what you'll want is the 28-135 IS. Has a decent range which would suffice in most situations except maybe large group shots. For the wide angle you could use your kit EF-S 18-55. It's quality is fantastic, contrary to what many people say.
    agree with u, mr. jason... i think the 28-135mm IS is the best walkaround lens... very very general purpose...
    The equipment can only bring you so far - the rest of the photographic journey is done by you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caussway
    What abt 70-200mm F2.8 L IS. Add 1.4x TC you get 280mm F4 with IS.
    Any users of this lens would like comment
    No..
    I recommend the 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM, with a 2x TC
    That should cost around $3.65k only... Good deal...

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    try 28-135 IS for a start

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