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Old                06-23-2005, 9:30 PM Reply   
how much is a canon 70- 300 lens? thanx rohan
Old     (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-23-2005, 9:45 PM Reply   
I got mine for $200.
Old     (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       06-23-2005, 10:42 PM Reply   
where in the world did you find a Canon 70-300mm lens for $200?

a lens in that range made by Canon will run you a bit more than $1K. the Canon lens is more expensive than other companies' lenses, but you really get what you pay for.

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Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       06-24-2005, 5:18 AM Reply   
You can pick up the 70-200L f/4 USA Canon for around sixish The F/2 is better but more $$$
Old     (sordave)      Join Date: May 2002       06-24-2005, 6:42 AM Reply   
Scott - Canon makes different grades of lenses, so you can get one for less than $200 -

Rohan I would take Walts advise and get a 70-200L F4 - plenty of reach for wakeboarding and excellent quality. If you are shooting indoor shorts or at night, you may want the F2.8, but much more money.
Old     (ladyboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-24-2005, 1:47 PM Reply   
Rohan, check out for reviews and prices on different lenses for canon cameras. On there it shows that the "70-300 DO IS USM" lens is about $1200 on average. I would take walt and dave's advice and go for the 70-200 F4, I'm about to buy one myself. The F2.8 is almost twice the price of the F4, and the F2.8 IS is even more than that. I have seen many pics taken with the 70-200 and they are phenominal, I will be buying that lens soon. It seems to be one of the favorites of sports photographers.
Old                06-24-2005, 9:03 PM Reply   
i dont think he was talking about the canon L lense. My sister has a 70-300 f5.6. its not all that good but for what she uses it for its good enough.
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       06-24-2005, 10:21 PM Reply   
Canon's current low end zoom is a 75-300, I believe Scott is correct that the only current 70-300 Canon makes is the DO IS model.

You don't really need f2.8 for shooting wakeboarding as someone pointed out above or IS for that matter.


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