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Old October 17th, 2005, 06:28 AM   #1
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Lens Recommendation - Digital Rebel

I own a Digital Rebel with the 18-55 mm lens. (Jeff Kramer, if you're reading, it's the one I bought from you in May.) My wife now wants a zoom lens. We are definitely amateur photographers and aren't sure what to get. Would the 55-200mm linked below be a good purchase for us?

We'll mainly use it for pictures of the kids (soccer, dance, basketball, etc.) and just regular family photography.

Thanks for your help.

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Old October 17th, 2005, 05:33 PM   #2
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I'm sure that would be a great lens. It picks up right where your other lens stops. I shoot with Canon DSLR equipment, and I have the following lenses.

15mm fisheye
19-35 wide angle
28-135 Image Stabilizer
75-300 telephoto

The best advice I can give you is to stick with Canon lenses. My 19-35 is a Quantary, and it's a pile of poop. It was cheap, but I'd have been much better off waiting to shell out the bucks for the Canon.

Good luck!
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Old October 18th, 2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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If you can stretch your budget abit, the Canon EF 70-200 F4L is a killer lens for the price.
I love mine.
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