I’m buying a camera as a present for “someone”, and I have a question.
This person is a person who likes taking outdoor/wildlife photography, but also close-up when needed.
The camera is a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, and it comes with an 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens.
I want to buy an additional telephoto lens to supplement it.
Based on reviews, I see two options from Canon that look good:
- A 75-300mm f4-5.6 lens
- A 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens
Assuming that Option 2 is cheaper and slightly better quality overall, I have the following concerns.
Is the “gap” from 18-55mm to 100-300mm too “large” for a non-professional? Would there be a benefit having that additional coverage down to 75mm?
Would I be better served looking instead at something like a 55-200mm?
Is there any way to reasonably put these lenses in a “zoom” range, such as 3x-8x? I Googled for some time and did not see an easy way to convert. Maybe it’s simple, but I don’t know a lot about this.
Alternately, anyone know other really good choices for a lens in the $300 or under price range for use with this camera, that gives a large amount of zoom?