Canon EOS 300 - Different lenses etc

Erick

Standard Member
Hi,

I have a Canon EOS 300 SLR (Non digital) camera. I would like to get some different types of lenses and filters but I don't know where to start or where to look.

Is there a 'Fish eye' type of lens available for this camera, what sort of photos would it produce?

Also what about a wide lens?

What filters can be bought and what filters would achieve certain pics?

Where's the best place to buy long zoom lenses, i.e 500mm?

I'm usually taking pics of my car if that helps. I'd like to be able to take photos similar to those seen in Car magazines such as Evo, with their vivid colours etc.



I just want to be able to take some high quality pics wihout having to use photoshop to adjust them every time.

Thanks :p
 

MarkE19

Moderator
Hi Eric and welcome to the forum!

Is there a 'Fish eye' type of lens available for this camera, what sort of photos would it produce?
If Canon don't make one then another company will with the correct fitting for your Canon.
Fisheye lens will give a picture that is like looking through the thick glass of a goldfish bowl. All straight lines will curve to the edges and the picture will have an appearence as if the centre of it was stretched.
example here: http://www.zeta.org.au/~andrewa/photos/frankf.htm

Also what about a wide lens?
Basically as above except the stretching effect wont occurr - the better the quality of the lens the less stretching will be noticed.

What filters can be bought and what filters would achieve certain pics?
http://www.cokin.com
If they don't make it, you wont want it! Take a look in the 'Cokin Gallery' for the type of effects that can be achieved.

Where's the best place to buy long zoom lenses, i.e 500mm?
Buy yourself a couple of camera mags and take a look at the adverts &/or do a search on the internet for camera accessories.

Mark.
 

Erick

Standard Member
Thanks very much for the reply Mark.

That is a fantastic site.

Are there any other sites or forums where people show off their own photos and perhaps discuss them?

Cheers.
 

gvh

Active Member
www.photo.net is one of the best

Buy a copy or 2 of Amateur Photographer and get surfing. The more you pay for a lens the better it will be, there are few shortcuts. Also note the different canon focussing systems (USM or not). Do your research and hit the 2nd hand places. Just make sure you know what you want, and why, first.

I'd go wide angle (24mm or less) first over spending oodles on mega zooms. Especially if its just for fun.

Slide film will help with the vivid colours. see www.7dayshop.com for cheap film and other stuff.
You'll need a tripod for that car shot but I bought one and hardly ever use it.

(I have an EOS 30 with 28-105 USM)
 

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