questionschallenge: a good deal on a telephoto zoom lens…

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Hooooo, mama! 650-1300mm for $219.95!

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/b5eb8325-cf98-495a-8a46-997ba7666d8d/opteka-650-1300mm-high-definition-telephoto-lens-for-canon-eos-50d-40d-30d-20d

OK, here's the thing, though - to a certain extent, price equals quality. Pros pay thousands of dollars for lenses for a reason, but it'd be hard to go far wrong with a price like this on these specs.

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Watch out for the weight of those super-zooms, they can be too much for normal use, and require extra strong (and expensive) tripods.
That first choice above looks a sweet deal though.

Didn't believe the Amazon weights so checked Optika's own website.
500mm = 22 oz.
650-1300 = 70 oz.