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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:09 am 
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Hello,

Real Newbie here that just got a Canon Eos Rebel SL1 and have a question about a Telephoto lens.

We bought a kit and the Telephoto lens that came with it (a xit pro series 2.2 ) I believe was just thrown in to make it look like we were getting a bag of real goodies. After trying to find out where it attaches I started thinking maybe it doesn't. We screwed it to the front of the 18-55 efs lens then looked through the view finder to realize the subject was now farther away than without.

So my questions are...
1. do I just put that lens on Ebay for $10?
2. Then buy an inexpensive canon telephoto lens I see for $150 and change?
3. Or is there a cheaper solution for shooting birds in my back yard (with the camera)?

would like to stay on the lower end then move up when I start looking for birds farther away then the 40 ft I now am shooting.

Thanks for any replies on this.

Scott


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:22 am 
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Are you sure it's not a `wide angle` attachment?

In general, these cheap (Raynox type) converters that screw onto the front of lenses, degrade the image quality too much & you'll probably find just cropping into an image gives better results.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:24 pm 
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Ya we got one of each and the one we were playing with was the telephoto.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:25 pm 
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Is it something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Series-2-2X-Telep ... B00CZCZDJO

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:35 pm 
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Yes that was the Lens that came with the Kit.

I have been looking at this one. Even though its discontinued it has great reviews, the price is right and it would allow me to shoot birds in my backyard.

http://www.abesofmaine.com/item.do?item ... fgod4FgATQ

I have read about counterfeit lenses being used in these.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:40 pm 
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If that price is to be trusted, go for it.

Mean price for that lens here in Portugal is about 275€, so that's a bargain. It will give you much better image quality that the 18-55 + cheap teleconverter combo.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:35 pm 
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Thanks for the info Abes and B+h are pretty good discount stores in New York.


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