Canon has revealed that two new L-series super telephoto lenses - the EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and the EF600mm f/4L IS II USM - have started shipping to selected Canon Pro Dealers across Europe.
I was recently asked about what camera I would recommend for use in a biology lab, after asking a camera shop they were recommened a DSLR - the canon Eos 1100D... below is what I told them, but what would you recommend?
"The canon Eos 1100D is a nice budget entry level DSLR which will be OK for the lab, however, the kit lens that comes with it does not focus very close so you might end up with it half a metre or so away from your plates (assuming you are taking pics of plates) which might mean that you end up with the plate in the middle of the frame and lacking a little detail. The image could be cropped with photoshop and make acceptable publishable quality images because the sensor is at quite a high resolution – you would just need to make sure the camera was set to take pics of the best quality.
The cheapest price on it currently is at PixMania £338.40 (plus p&p) link here: http://bit.ly/JUXxzN
Amazon is next cheapest (£359.82) http://bit.ly/JMFOsF inc p&p and Jacobs have it for £379 inc a “free” bag http://bit.ly/JwfQvk
Another one you might like to consider is the Canon G12 – it does everything a DSLR does but with a non-changeable lens and a more compact body. It is often used by Pros as a back up to their big camera. Image quality is amazing and it has the advantage of a macro mode that will let it focus really close up, only 1cm from the object which would be good for plates I think.
Its around the same price as the first one. Wex has it at the best price £379 – this code WEXFD512 will get you free p&p from them http://bit.ly/nyCMmi
Amazon have it for £379.95 or £369.95 from one of their merchants http://amzn.to/JUYyYG you can also claim a free case from amazon if you buy it through them.
Hope it helps!"
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