A&P $1000 Budget - XTI + Lens?

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  1. daxtrader

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    I'm new to the DSLR world. I'm thinking of getting the Canon XTI or 400d. Most people here say to get one without the kit and buy a separate lens. I have a total budget of $1000 for now. Probably could spend a couple of hundred more max if needed.

    Question: I'm interested in shooting portraits and groups of people indoors as well as outdoors in scenic places. What lens should I be looking for? Will my budget allow for more than one good lens?
     
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    XT (350D) + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
     
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    used 20/30d > XT/XTi

    wheels > buttons
     
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    If I get the XTI and the tamron 17-50, would it be worth it to also get the canon em 50mm f/1.4? I hear it takes really clear portraits.

    Also, does the 430 flash have to be mounted on top of the camera or can you hold it in your hand/walk around with it?
     
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    Yes and no. If you plan to do a ton of portraits or you plan to be indoor a lot without controlled light it's absolutely worth it. But it's a function lens, you wont get much flexibility out of it.
     
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    You can find a used 30D for about $600-650. You can get a used Tamron 17 50 f2.8 for about 350, so that combo will be in your budget.
     
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    i have the 17-55 2.8 IS USM, cost me 1k even, love it
     
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