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9/25/16 11:15 P

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Thanks. I will just try to eventually find what would work on my camera if I can manage to afford something. Might be hard since I have a Pentax and not one of the other cameras now, but they might have something that will make other lenses fit Pentax (sorry, forget what they call those). Adapter, maybe?



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THOMAS.H's Photo THOMAS.H Posts: 17,872
9/25/16 7:55 A

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That's pretty much an impossible comparison. 8X means that the longest (telephoto) is 8 times the shortest (wide angle). For example, if your wide angle is 20 mm, then the longest telephoto would be 20 X 8 = 160 mm. But I have no idea what your wide angle is and it is probably not shown on your devise.

My suggestion is to just shoot a few shots and see what you get. They will not compare in quality to photos made with a good camera but they may be worthwhile for sharing what you have seen, especially digitally. It is certainly worth a try.

Tom

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9/24/16 10:44 P

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I don't know if this is a place I can find out, but I am wondering about the comparison of lenses notated by mm and a telephoto thing for phone cameras in distance. How would an 8x lens compare to a 200 mm lens? I was just wondering if it would get the distance to take birds, wildlife, etc. I know I can't afford another lens for the camera. Just wondered if something like that thing for phones would get you closer to the object.



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THOMAS.H's Photo THOMAS.H Posts: 17,872
4/11/16 2:30 P

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In my previous post I said that I would only purchase Canon lenses. Well, I bought a Sigma 150 mm 600 mm lens and I love it. Images are sharp and color is excellent. Having had success with that Sigma, I tried their 10 - 20 mm wide angle and love it as well. Just felt I needed to update my previous comment.

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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
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4/11/16 2:19 P

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I realize this was posted over 2 years ago, did you find a travel lens? I have the Canon T5 also and I use a Tamron 18-200mm lens and I love it. I bought it for our trip this winter and was so happy to not have to drag my 18-55 and 55-250 with me. Quality is really good. The photos from our vacation turned out great.

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12/8/14 12:51 A

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Ingmarie,

I'm surprised that you have the 18-55mm. The 18-135mm is the more common kit lens for the somewhat higher-end entry level Canons. I have the 18-135 and use it constantly. It zooms very smoothly (useful if you want to do zoom blurs) and covers a good range. I've heard that the Canon 18-200 is not as good as its Nikon counterpart and, personally, I find that a little too much lens to walk around with. It's not as easy to handhold a lens that length and it's heavier. I might get one some day because I know a lot of happy Nikon users with 18-200mm, but in the meantime I'm very happy with the 18-135mm.

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12/7/14 5:10 P

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Thanks Tom, yes it helps.

Sometimes the "wrong" train can take us to the right place.
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12/7/14 9:12 A

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First, I assume that you mean Canon Rebel T5i. I would stick with Canon lenses. Other off brand (3rd party) lenses are frequently quite good, but quality control is not as good, and in the long run you will get your sharpest (for certain) pictures if you stick with Canon. Of course, this is opinion, but I've had experiences with Canon lenses and 3rd party lenses and it is my experience that I am basing my opinion on. Others will disagree. Hope this helps.

Tom

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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim, short-story writer, novelist, poet

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12/7/14 8:37 A

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I have a Nicon rebel T5 I am looking for a lens 18 - 135 or 18 -200mm
I already have 18 - 55 and a 70 -300mm I need something in between ,so I do not have to
switch lenses on trips , where I do not carry a camera bag,any suggestions on Brands to get?

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