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  1. Hi, there was no comment form on your about page, but I wanted to ask your opinion on the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 telephoto zoom. It was in your list of equipment so are you pleased with the results? Thanks!

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    1. It is an ok lens . Mine came with my camera . I replaced it with the 55-250 mm . And then I replaced that with the 70-200 mm . I think the 55-250 is just a little better than the 75-300 . I think the 75-300 lens goes for around 99 dollars . For the price it is good . The glass on my 70-200 mm is amazing . I picked it up on boxing day for 649 dollars . Hands down the winner .

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      1. Thanks, that confirms what I’ve learned about these lenses. I was thinking of matching the 70-200 mm with the T7i.

        I still need to figure out macro (Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM), wide angle (Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM) and prime (Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM).

        Or maybe just cover all bases with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.

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      2. I am using an entry level t5 . My wife has the CANON EF 100MM F2.8 L MACRO IS USM LENS. That lens hooked me on photography. My wife has the fifty, I the 40mm . I think we both prefer the fifty , although I have taken some nice pictures with the 40mm. I think my lack of experience at the time with both lens and camera are to blame. I would love the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. And the (Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM). Technology is very addictive. I forgot to mention the 55-250mm almost gets you close to the 50mm range, with the bonus of a zoom lens.

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  2. Sigma and Tamron make some great lenses that are more affordable. A good choice for the T5 is the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM. It’s quiet and offers optical stabilization. It retails for US$549, but is on sale at Amazon for US$349. That’s US$1550 cheaper than the Canon 70-200mm. The equivalent Tamron is US$600 cheaper. It’s hard to decide.

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      1. I use a Vivitar wide-angle converter. Cost about $15. Results vary by brand, and none will compare to a dedicated wide-angle lens. A converter only magnifies the image resulting in a whole host of chromatic aberrations. Flaring on the edges can be cropped out, but you can’t fix the fish bowl effect in post processing.

        Sigma makes affordable wide-angle lenses ($300-$400), but they lack image stabilization. That isn’t an issue if you’re using a tripod. A decent choice might be the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM.

        The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM has image stabilization and is priced under $300. It’s a little short on zoom, but features clear focusing.

        My preference for wide-angled images is to simply use my cameras panorama mode. Great shots every time unless you are zoomed out (results in fish bowl).

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      2. Thanks for the info. I have been doing the panoramic with photo shop and quite pleased with the 70- 200 mm canon. I mess up a lot, but i get golden shots on some. of the series.

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