One reason I wasn't looking at the 100-300 was because it's a push pull zoom. Personally I'm not a big fan of lenses like that and I prefer the more modern design "2-touch" zoom lenses. (thus - my interest in the 85-300)
Actually The first zoom lenses were two touch, its the push pull type that are the more recant.
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Oh whoops! My mistake. I just was never really a fan of the push pull design. I like having a ring for zooming, and for focusing.
I would prefer the two touch zooms too because it's too easy to turn your wrist with the push pull zooms and knock them out of focus while zooming if your not careful, but they are/ were the most produced type I would think
****And yes - the cheap platic 35-70 that everyone dismisses is a surprisingly good lens - I used to use one as a macro lens when I was repairing cameras to photograph the insides of cameras ****
Well of course the cheap Canon kit lenses can take pictures, but to help the original poster out (or any one else) it's quite simple in that you want the best lens to do the job that you can afford, and some third party lenses are better than some Canon lenses for the same price or a few ££££s more.