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canonmono

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im currently having a canon 60d with 18-200mm lens and im thinking of buying a 650-1300mm Telephoto Zoom Lens that cost me 300US dollars, is it worth it?
 

Rashkae

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This would be a telescopic lens that has been converted to the Canon mount. You need to check for reviews using google, and determine if the image quality is acceptable to you, if you will get vignetting, how small the equivalent aperture is, how comfortable you are with manual focus, and if you really need that sort of lens.
 

hkingx

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normally for this kinda of lens, the photo quality it produce isn't really great... below average for the photo quality...
 

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My advice is don't get the lens. For me, the lens is more important than the body as it will make or break the image quality. Putting a poor quality lens on a 60D body is a waste of money. The lens probably have a small maximum aperture - F/5.6 or f/8 and no IS. You will need a tripod to get anything (decent?) out of it.
 

szeping

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If you die die also must shoot at that focal length (for some reasons), then it's definitely worth it.

Else, if you just want to try it out, listen to some of the seniors' comments above.
 

coolthought

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im currently having a canon 60d with 18-200mm lens and im thinking of buying a 650-1300mm Telephoto Zoom Lens that cost me 300US dollars, is it worth it?
what will you be shooting with such a long reach??:bsmilie: don't tell me that there is this xmm just move into a house just across the street with windows facing yours?

which one you are eyeing? there is the phoenix 650-1300, Rokinon 650-1300 and Samyang 650-1300, etc.

edit. and walimex 650-1300 and opteka 650-1300
 

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coolthought

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This would be a telescopic lens that has been converted to the Canon mount. You need to check for reviews using google, and determine if the image quality is acceptable to you, if you will get vignetting, how small the equivalent aperture is, how comfortable you are with manual focus, and if you really need that sort of lens.
My advice is don't get the lens. For me, the lens is more important than the body as it will make or break the image quality. Putting a poor quality lens on a 60D body is a waste of money. The lens probably have a small maximum aperture - F/5.6 or f/8 and no IS. You will need a tripod to get anything (decent?) out of it.
you guys are so way off the mark here. :bsmilie:

there are really such lens built for the dslr.
a simple google search and I find lots of these lens.
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Rokinon-650-1300-mm-Zoom-Lens-for-Canon-EOS-Mount/3163611/product.html
You can also do a search in amazon.com too.

not too sure how good is the optics though.
 

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canonmono

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ok thx guys, i guess the 200mm is still good enough for me .. and i don take xmm photo, i only slightly change my lcd angle and place the camera on my legs while sitting down and shooting some ... u know!
 

JweiH

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and it will look damn obscene when you have to zoom in while the camera is seated on your lap.... especially when you are shooting you know.....? haha =x
 

ZerocoolAstra

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ok thx guys, i guess the 200mm is still good enough for me .. and i don take xmm photo, i only slightly change my lcd angle and place the camera on my legs while sitting down and shooting some ... u know!
you do realize the lens EXTENDS when you zoom in, don't you? ;)
that's not something I would wanna see, if the lens is on your lap whilst you're doing that! :bsmilie:
 

canonmono

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i still prefer taking nature and wildlife as well as extradinary things but at the same time take some .. U KNOW! and not too obvious at the same time,i will work on this ..
 

coolthought

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i still prefer taking nature and wildlife as well as extradinary things but at the same time take some .. U KNOW! and not too obvious at the same time,i will work on this ..
Then you probably will need at least the 600mm reach.
 

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you do realize the lens EXTENDS when you zoom in, don't you? ;)
that's not something I would wanna see, if the lens is on your lap whilst you're doing that! :bsmilie:
That would make it as obvious as the crescent moons on the members of our water polo team. ;) :bsmilie: :bigeyes:
 

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and it will look damn obscene when you have to zoom in while the camera is seated on your lap.... especially when you are shooting you know.....? haha =x
you do realize the lens EXTENDS when you zoom in, don't you? ;)
that's not something I would wanna see, if the lens is on your lap whilst you're doing that! :bsmilie:
i still prefer taking nature and wildlife as well as extradinary things but at the same time take some .. U KNOW! and not too obvious at the same time,i will work on this ..
Then you probably will need at least the 600mm reach.
That would make it as obvious as the crescent moons on the members of our water polo team. ;) :bsmilie: :bigeyes:
What are you all talking about? I can't seem to catch the gist here.
 

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they side track n talk abt little brothers.......lol
 

spree86

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you guys are so way off the mark here. :bsmilie:

there are really such lens built for the dslr.
a simple google search and I find lots of these lens.
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Rokinon-650-1300-mm-Zoom-Lens-for-Canon-EOS-Mount/3163611/product.html
You can also do a search in amazon.com too.

not too sure how good is the optics though.
http://www.sgcamerastore.com/Camera-lens/Samyang-650-1300mm-MC-IF-f/8-16/prod_556.html

They are not wrong, these lenses do have really narrow apertures and does not have an IS. The reviews for these lenses usually do have complaints that the image quality is horrible.
 

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