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  • Looking for a lens

    Posted by Ashmita Malhotra on May 21, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Earlier I had 700D Canon with 55-250 mm lens and it was on the verge of giving up hence recently purchased an R8 Cannon. Now I am looking for a good lens (atleast 600 mm) but i do have budget restrictions of max ₹1,50,000. Which one would be recommended?

    Ashmita Malhotra replied 9 months, 1 week ago 4 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Basit Alvi

    Member
    May 21, 2023 at 11:10 am

    I’m not sure about Canon lenses but Tamron or Sigma 150-600 would fall within your budget

    • Ashmita Malhotra

      Member
      May 21, 2023 at 8:56 pm

      Between the 2, better option?

      • Basit Alvi

        Member
        May 21, 2023 at 11:01 pm

        I owned the Tamron 150 600 G2 lens and i found it to be very good. This was with a Nikon body though. The overall review of Tamron 150 600 G2 is positive

  • Sudipta Sinha

    Member
    May 22, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    R8 is a mirrorless camera. Sigma or Tamron (both are good as per your budget), but they are built for Canon EF mount. So, you also need an EF to RF adapter.

  • Harjit Singh

    Member
    May 24, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    The third party lenses (Tamron or Sigma), though very good & economical, said to have some issues with the auto focusing system of Canon R Series Cameras. So ensure good compatibility before purchasing.

    • Ashmita Malhotra

      Member
      May 24, 2023 at 12:24 pm

      and how to do that? as far as i know they dont allow testing

      • Harjit Singh

        Member
        May 24, 2023 at 4:00 pm

        Then, you may do a good research online for extensive reviews on these lenses & their performance with Canon R8 by pro wildlife photographers. You can also consider Canon RF lenses like RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM (though quite expensive) or RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 IS USM (quite economical but slow & usable in good light only) and may use them with canon Extenders 1.4 or 2 to achieve the desired telephoto range.

        • Ashmita Malhotra

          Member
          May 24, 2023 at 4:27 pm

          Cannon lenses are far beyond my reach. I am not happy with the range of a 400mm lens at all.

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