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Second lens recommendation for Canon Digital Rebel - Photography

I just bought the Canon Digital Rebel with the 18-55mm kit lens. I'd like to get a lens in the 200 to 300mm range. Was looking at the Canon 55-200 EF USM II lens, since it appears to be designed specifically for the Rebel, having a longer throw for DSLRs. I've read mostly that the included 18-55mm EFS lens is pretty mediocre and was wondering if the 55-200 EF lens is also mediocre considering the price is around $200. Thanks. Neal...

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    Default Second lens recommendation for Canon Digital Rebel

    I just bought the Canon Digital Rebel with the 18-55mm kit lens. I'd like
    to get a lens in the 200 to 300mm range. Was looking at the Canon 55-200 EF
    USM II lens, since it appears to be designed specifically for the Rebel,
    having a longer throw for DSLRs. I've read mostly that the included 18-55mm
    EFS lens is pretty mediocre and was wondering if the 55-200 EF lens is also
    mediocre considering the price is around $200. Thanks.

    Neal


    Neal Guest

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    I joined a camera club recently and when the subject of telephoto lenses
    came up a shout rang out that you gotta get image stabilization. Canon
    makes the 75-300mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM which I went out and tested at a local
    shop. It was marvelous. I could see myself taking a lot more hand-held
    shots with it. And with the image correction factored in it is the
    equivalent of a 480mm lens on a 35mm camera. I went right to the internet
    and bought it. It is sweet and I wish I had it along with me on my recent
    vacations to New Mexico and California. You'll love it.

    Good Luck,
    Dave
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    Darn it, I had just made up my mind to get the 75-300mm USM lens, while I
    had been considering spending the extra money on the image stabilization
    version. Like you say though, with the Digital Rebel, it would be a 480mm
    lens, which I suspect would be impossible to use hand-held at that focal
    length. Just have to decide if I want to spend $450 vs $170. Thanks for
    the input.

    Neal

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    In message <com>, Neal Matthis
    <com> writes 
    I treated myself to the 70-300mm IS lens for my 10D. The IS works
    really well and I get good shot hand held even at max telephoto
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