Which lens is best for EOS300?

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I am going to buy EOS300/Rebel2000. From reading reviews, I want to buy only the body. I like to take landscape photos (ex. new zealand south island) and family photos. I am beginner in photography. Among the three lenses below, which one is best fit for my needs?

1. Tamron Industries AF28-200mm XR Super Zoom f/3.8-5.6 2. Canon EF 28-105mm USM f/3.5-4.5 3. Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

-- Benny (bsukamto@hotmail.com), April 10, 2002


Hi Benny,

I am a Minolta user using the Dynax800si , 50mm f1.7 and Tamron 28- 200 super the older version one. Since using the Tamron lens for 3 years, I have enjoyed using it very much as compared to the 50mm lens. Although the 50mm is sharper and fast in focus, I still love Tamron because of the convienence and flexibilty. Can check out my homepage http://geocities.com/jkhw73/ to see the photos I took using the Tamron 28-200mm. At 28-135mm, this lens has no focusing problem, but at 200mm it sometimes hunt alittle, but not a issue if you are a weekend photographer.

Note that the USM lens has a good feature.The focus is very quiet and fast. However, I am not sure about the image quality,

Cannon 300 EOS is a good camera too..it is packed with many features especially the depth -of preview which very useful! Enjoy photography!

-- James Wong (jkhw73@pacific.net.sg), April 10, 2002.

Dear Benny,

I don't know am I too late to talk to you now or have you already bought your lens? I only happened to "knock into this website" while searching for the "Best locations for Fireworks in Singapore" (for the NDP 2002). Any ideas for that?

Well, I am currently a user of EOS300. I am currently using Canon EF 28-105mm USM f/3.5-4.5 3. .The EOS Ultrasonic lens is a very fast and sharp lens. It gives you the ease in handling your focusing and the flexibility in distance adjustment.

Unless you really need the "super stability", then you can go for the 28 - 135. That is because it comes with a stabilizer due to the extended zoom feature. In fact, in general a 105mm is good enough.

Hope this will be helpful to you and do hope to make a friend with you. Feel free to contact me at: 90224050

or you can also email me.


-- Bernard Hoa (bernard@photographer.net), August 01, 2002.

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