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What A Lightdow 420-800 mm Telephoto Zoom Fits

by ingrd laursen
(south africa )

does it {a lightdow 420-800mm lens} fit a canon 700d

Hi Ingrd! Thanks for asking about a telephoto zoom lens for your Canon 700D-Rebel t5i here in the USA.

super zoom lens for Canon t5i
Lightdow Super Zoom Lens For Canon


Yes, you can buy a Lightdow 420-800mm f/8.3 manual focusing lens that will attach to your t5i (700D camera. Although it's now 10 years old, the 18.0 megapixel t5i is still a capable camera.

Lightdow 420mm-800mm Lens

Although it has an appealing zoom range and an attractively cheap price tag, the Lightdow zoom lens lens has quite a few shortcomings you must consider before buying it. Still, it may appeal to you if you are shooting stationary objects in bright lighting situations.

ADVANTAGES It gives you a lot of magnification. That's good for photographing distant objects, typically desired with wildlife and sports photography. On your "crop" sensor t5i, you get the view of a 672mm-1280mm lens on a full frame camera body. It's affordable. It costs you a small fraction of what you'd have to pay if you bought a similar focal length zoom made by Canon or another well-known brand.
DISADVANTAGES It's very slow. It's fixed aperture of f/8.3 will prevent you from shooting in darker situations without using a very slow shutter speed and a tripod. Manual focusing-that's all you get-will be very difficult. You'll only be able to photograph stationary objects or objects that maintain their exact distance from the camera as they are moving. Image quality may be disappointing. You get what you pay for and this is a bargain priced lens. If you are okay with its limitations, you simply can't beat the price.

Also consider buying a used Canon 400mm f/5.6. They're sharp as a tac wide open. I loved mine and there are a ton of them, used in great condition, on the market. Resources for buying used Canon gear: Resources

I hope that helps.
Warm Regards,
Bruce

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Camera Mount For Lightdow Super Zoom For Canon Rebel

by jonathan sudler
(villa rica ga)

Lightdow Super Zoom For Canon Rebel

Lightdow Super Zoom For Canon Rebel



"I purchased a Lightdow 420-800 zoom lens and it didn't come with a T mount. What kind of mount should I buy. What should I do I really want to use the lens. What kind of adapter can I use Help please. sudlerjon@gmail.com"

Hi Jonathan

Thanks for your question about getting the right kind of mount for your Lightdow 420-800mm Manual Zoom Super Telephoto Lens for your Canon camera.

Those lenses give you serious magnification at a real cheap price. Under ideal conditions with the right very bright lighting you can get adequate results of really far distant subjects. I one used a similar quality 100-300mm zoom on my Canon DSLR and I just couldn't deal with the chromatic aberrations and lack of sharpness. Because I'm always striving for only high quality images, I shy away from gimmicky lenses like fixed aperture super zoom and mirror lenses for my Canon camera bodies.

I have no experience with the superzoom you refer to and mounting it to your Canon Rebel. It shouldn't be too hard to find out what you need by calling Canon directly or by calling one of the full-time camera retailers like Adorama or B+H PhotoVideo. I'd also look at this one on Amazon to see if it works for you T-Mount (T2) Adapter for Canon EF EOS.

Good Luck

Bruce

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