why so cheap?


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PaTnDrew

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Saw this in the price list
AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro - $246 (CP)

Why?
what do you use it for?
 

tainted

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If I'm right the build quality and the image quality for this lens is not very fantastic.
More for newbies who want to give zoom lenses a try.
Wide open its only f4.
Compared to 70-200L which has till f2.8

Usages for this kind of lens might be for sports... depends actually.
 

jlkk76

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Do a search abt that lens in CS and u will find out y.
 

Deadpoet

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I used to have the Canon EF 100-300 4-5.6 IS, it was the first gen IS lens. I love it because of what it can do re IS and reach. But it was still a piece of crap.
 

night86mare

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I used to have the Canon EF 100-300 4-5.6 IS, it was the first gen IS lens. I love it because of what it can do re IS and reach. But it was still a piece of crap.
:eek::eek::eek:

that's true, maybe when i can afford a better telephoto, then it will be crap to me :bsmilie:
 

PaTnDrew

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ok now i know why its cheap

I am using EOS450D, if i were to buy a lens, it is a must to get one with IS?
 

melvin

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ok now i know why its cheap

I am using EOS450D, if i were to buy a lens, it is a must to get one with IS?
Think u need to read up abit about IS before deciding on whether it is a must to get lense with IS.

Wheather u need it depends very much on what u shoot!:bsmilie:
 

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Cheap does not mean crap. I recently went for a an overseas photo shoot with my $100, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G. Results are comparable to the guy next to me using 70~200mm/ f/2.8. We both stop down to f/8. Landscape pics of course.

If you know your lens's limitations, you can achieve great results.

Why bring a Parang, when a fruit knife can also do the same job as killing. ;p

Cheers.
 

Pablo

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it's a canon lens?

cool!

the tamron version got such similar specs
Waaaaah, my photo guru use Tamron :bigeyes:


Hehehe,

Just adding fuel to the fire :bsmilie:


Tamron do make some great lens :thumbsup:


But the question I MUST ask, do you use Tamron/Canon/Pentax look alikes :dunno:


Cheers :)
 

night86mare

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But the question I MUST ask, do you use Tamron/Canon/Pentax look alikes :dunno:


Cheers :)
:dunno:

most of my lenses are considered cheap, all below sgd400..

only one that isn't is sigma 10-20

one of my favourite lens cost me only 15 pounds on uk ebay.. :)
 

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