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    Help about new lens



    After much thought and research I decided to buy a new lens. Currently I
    have a Canon EOS 450D camera and lenses I use:

    1. # Tamron AF 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II
    2. # Canon EF 28-90 mm f/4-5.6 (kit lens that I got with the Canon EOS 300
      analog camera)
    3. # Canon 50 mm f/1.8 II






    In the first moment I had intended to buy flash Canon Speedlite 430EX
    II, but after I thought about so I can researched I think I should
    change first lens and then buy a flash. I do not have enough money for
    an expensive lens, so I think first to buy one of these lenses:

    1. # Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM
    2. # Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
      # Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM or
    3. # Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS



    Of course, every proposal or suggestion is welcome.
    On the website www.eldarpiric.com.ba you can see what I am most
    photographed and what are my interests.
    I hope you find it so I can help me resolve this dilemma.



    Thanx

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    Re: Help about new lens



    Out of the options you have there I
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    Re: Help about new lens



    I agree with Ben. I have the 70-200 f/4 (non IS) and I love it. It is an outdoor daylight lens though. I used it for some ice hockey games (indoor) and I had to push the iso on my camera further than I wanted.

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    Re: Help about new lens



    Thanks you two. After read many reviews on the lenses, the most I like the 70-200 f / 4 USM, so I put it in the first place on the list. As I have not had a chance to try it I am very interested in the opinion of the photographers who have used it and have experience with this lens. What you used a camera with this lens?

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    I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

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    If you want to see a lot of samples from a particular lens, check out pixel-peepers.com.


    Here's for the EF 70-200mm f/4 (both IS and non-IS):http://www.pixel-peeper.com/lenses/?lens=14. Looks like you can't separate the IS from non-IS, but the model does show in the metadata so you can manually sort through them.


    What are you planning on shooting with it? I always say if you can afford it, get the IS version. I own the IS version and it's my most used lens after my midrange zoom. Speaking of midrange zoom, you could maybe use an upgrade there first. The two zooms you have are less than stellar. On your 450D, I think you'd love the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. Unless you do a lot of photos above 85mm, I'm thinking you'd benefit more from this type of lens.
    - Trowski

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldarp


    I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
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    Sorry [:$] You'd have to wait one more day. I just came home and now I need to prepare for a party, so no time []


    Pixel-peeper is indeed a good way, however it doesn't list as many photos as it used to list[]

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