75-300 zoom EF Canon lens for 300D

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Bryce, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. Bryce

    Bryce Guest

    What should a good f-stop be on this? Is 3.5 - 4.0 too high or is that
    standard for that size zoom?
     
    Bryce, Sep 17, 2003
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  2. Bryce

    Jim Townsend Guest

    Bryce wrote:

    > What should a good f-stop be on this? Is 3.5 - 4.0 too high or is that
    > standard for that size zoom?


    Depends what you want to do with the lens..

    If you're in to taking long focal length shots in low light, it isn't that
    good.

    f/2.8 is good.. And very expensive at long focal lengths.

    For general purpose f/3.5-4.0 isn't bad at all. f/4.0 is actually pretty good
    at the 300mm end.. Utility lenses usually get up to f/5.6 there.

    The 300D has the ability to take decent shots at high ISO 400-800 so that
    negates the effect of the higher f number.

    Of course with a non image stabilized lens, at 300mm you'll want to use a
    tripod on days when it isn't that bright.
     
    Jim Townsend, Sep 17, 2003
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