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    Need Help Choosing a Canon Lens.



    I have a 50D. I'm looking to buy an L lens to shoot textures and reference photos for 3d work. Here's my question:


    Should I buy a f4 70-200MM L USM along with an extender OR an f4 70-300 L IS USM? Since I'm shooting for texture work, barrel distortion is something to consider.


    I'm a novice at best Thanks in advance

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    What is your regular working distance from the textures? That might limit the lens you can use as much as anything.
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    +2. Also, what is your budget? I know you said either a, or b, but are you going with the long focal length because you need to get close up? Is a macro lens out of the question?
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    Barrel distortion is easy to correct in the post and not a big deal with longer lenses.


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    Re: Need Help Choosing a Canon Lens.



    A broader question - why do you need a zoom lens? Generally, a prime lens will give less distortion and better IQ than a zoom. What about either the 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS or the 180mm f/3.5L Macro?

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    Re: Need Help Choosing a Canon Lens.



    Thanks for the replies. I need some zoom from time to time. Many of my shots are from a distance as i shoot pictures at airports, for both reference and textures. Access can be tough so I

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    Nothing will beat the macros for this kind of work - unless you

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    Re: Need Help Choosing a Canon Lens.



    Thanks for all of the replies and sorry it took so long. I was locked out for soem reason.


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    You could always go with a third party. The Tamron 70-200mm can provide way more macro capability than the Canon 70-200, gives you f2.8, and costs about the same as the 70-200 f4L. Would I buy it? No. If I was you, and I had a $1500 budget, needed a general purpose zoom, and a macro, I
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    Re: Need Help Choosing a Canon Lens.



    I can get my hands on a 70-200mm f4 L right now for 550.00. ???

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