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Old September 2nd   #1
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I have a Canon EOS Rebal XTI with a 18-55mm lens. My daughter has started playing soccer and we need a better lens with a longer range. Does anyone have any recommendations? or have a lens for sale?
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My recommendation would be the 70-200 f4 lens or the 70-200 f2.8 if you can afford it. Those are excellent zoom lenses. The other one to look at would be the 100-400. I think a EFS 18-200 IS f3.5-5.6 will be much, much cheaper and it's supposed to be really great for a non-L glass lens.

I'd check keh.com, bhphotovideo.com, adorama.com, and usedcameras.com for any used deals on these. Although I will say that the good lenses are always expensive, used or otherwise.
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Since your not going to be doing any serious photography with it, and assuming you don't want to spend hundreds and hundred of dollars, you should check out Sigmas 18-200. Its got just enough zoom to get any picture you want from the wide 18"" range up to the 200mm. Cannon makes the 55-250mm f/4-5.6 which is relarivly cheap at around 230ish. I am not familiar with the XTi, but I know a lot of the lower end Cannons don't do well handheld at large focal lengths. The Sigma has its VR system locked in pretty well. Its a good lens for a good price. It would also eliminate the use of the 18-55, so for a walk around lens 18-200 is almost the perfect range to have. Unless your willing to spend your money on the "L" series I would just go with a nice Sigma or Tokina.
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