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    Hi,

    What is the difference between an 18-55mm lens and a 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di Lens? In terms of images produced etc?

    Thanks!
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    The 18-55 is generally considered a standard zoom so it goes from 18mm (wide angle) to 55mm (back in the day of 35mm film it was the 'standard' all round focal length, its roughly what your eye sees) these lenses usually come as part of a kit with the camera. 'IS' means image stabilisation, elements inside the lens move to compensate for unsteady hands, this allows you to take sharper pictures with lower shutter speeds. Don't expect miracles though.

    The 70-300 is a telephoto lens which allows you to get nice and close to distant subjects.

    Edit: may be worth looking in here http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1474813 too
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    (Original post by westy89)
    The 18-55 is generally considered a standard zoom so it goes from 18mm (wide angle) to 55mm (back in the day of 35mm film it was the 'standard' all round focal length, its roughly what your eye sees) these lenses usually come as part of a kit with the camera. 'IS' means image stabilisation, elements inside the lens move to compensate for unsteady hands, this allows you to take sharper pictures with lower shutter speeds. Don't expect miracles though.

    The 70-300 is a telephoto lens which allows you to get nice and close to distant subjects.

    Edit: may be worth looking in here http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1474813 too
    Thanks for the info!

    I am looking to get - the EOS 1000D 18-55mm IS with tempron 70-300mm also.

    http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...5075/Show.html

    http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...7996/Show.html

    In your opinion, good for starters?

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    you should be able to cover almost any zoom range with those lenses, although you won't get amazing quality.
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    (Original post by derRoboter)
    Thanks for the info!

    I am looking to get - the EOS 1000D 18-55mm IS with tempron 70-300mm also.

    http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...5075/Show.html

    http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...7996/Show.html

    In your opinion, good for starters?

    derRoboter
    i wouldnt bother with the 15-55mm to be honest.. just get the camera body and then buy lenses seperately.

    the 50mm f1.8 is very good for taking portrait.. especially under low light.
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    The focal length is different, the 18-55 is wide angle to short telephoto, the 70-300mm is a telephoto which means you can zoom in closer to things far away.
    If you have both lenses then you will be covered to shoot most things.
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    It's about 52-245mm
 
 
 
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