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Canon 500D for my 18-200

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by geigercount, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. I’m seriously considering a Canon 500D for my 18-200. I will probably just go with the 72mm and save a few bucks. Is there any reason to get the 77mm and a step down ring other than the potential to use it for other lenses in the future?

  2. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    has anyone used a 500D with that lens with success? I don't know what results you will get. I suppose I could try it unless someone else has the combo handy... I'm not with mine currently.
  3. Doug - Have read here that several use it on the 18-200. Seems like about 80% positive.
  4. IIRC the 500D should be used at 85-300mm focal lengths. Shorter than 85mm will see better results with a 250D.
  5. Steve, let us know what you decide? I'm considering doing the same. Thanks,
  6. Roosje has posted some wonderful examples here.

    I have also posted several that are not as good as hers here and here and here.

    In short, I think it is an excellent combination.
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  7. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    maybe I'll try it soon then! Seems results are not to bad huh.
  8. Ordered the 72mm 500D today. Just in time for Spring!
  9. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    hmmm, Geigercount, you may wish to call and make it a 77 instead, and a stepup ring. Today, you don't think you want it, but it will fit your 12-24 with a 77, and also other lenses you may get. But if you plan only to use on the 18-200, then of course, it does save you bucks for the size of it...
  10. Jeff you should have snagged mine off Xanga a while back!! I also vote for 77mm as resale will be easier and if you get a 70-200VR - it's a poor man's macro dream come true.
  11. I don't think that the 500D would be of much use on a 12-24. Of course if you have other lenses with longer focal lengths that require a 77mm filter, then go for it.
  12. moffo


    Oct 20, 2005
    Central TX
    The 500D doesn't do much on either the 12-24 or the 17-55. Works very well indeed on the 70-200 and Sigma 150 macro.
  13. Now I get the advice :rolleyes: 

    I thought a lot about this and have read a lot of postings on the Cafe on this topic. I agreed with a couple of posters and decided that I would just dedicate it to the 18-200 so went with the 72mm for simplicity.

  14. debult


    Jun 11, 2005
    The Netherlands

    The 72 mm is less weighty than the 77 mm version and in my opinion this ís important as the 18-200 is a not a well constructed lens. Actually I use an old pentax 67 mm 2 diopter wih step-up with good results.
  15. The 500D came today and I only had a little time.
    There are not many flowers out yet in Ohio but the phlox is starting to bloom.
    Took 2 clicks and this was the best. Straight out of the camera.

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