Ok first of all I have to say that I am not terribly smart on the technical parts of photography and am still learning quite a bit, but I need some advice on a new lense. I use a Canon EOS Digital Rebel with a 15-55mm lens and a 75-300mm lens. I scratched my 300 a while ago and am looking into getting a new lens with a better zoom. So I found this 500mm lens for only 115 bucks and figured it had to be either a complete piece of junk or I am not understanding something about it...my 300 was 150 bucks new and while I know it wasnt the best it worked just fine for me, but I didnt know whether this one was good or not...here is the link:
I just wanted to hear some input on what others thought or what I am completely missing about it here are some shots I have taken just to throw some stuff in...as you can tell I am mostly a reptile and amphibian photographer, though I want this lens mainly for mammals and birds.