A&P anyone have a 30D with kit lens?

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  1. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    is the kit lens pretty decent? I assume it's worth at least $80.. :o
     
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    :dunno: but i'd probably get a 50mm 1.8 for a first lens with a new body (if you're new to slr's)
     
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    its worth in that to upgrade to a wide angle lens you would need to spend several hundreds
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    reviews I've seen for it aren't very good.. but it's only about $60 more than body only.. I'm tryin to decide if it's even worth the $60 if I only plan on having one lens for now
     
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    no it isn't good. but for someone just starting out would you get the kit lens for 60 or the 17-40 for 700? there isn't much in between thats any better, and the stuff that is in between is several hundred anyway.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    looks like that lens is only about $75.. you think that would be better as my only lens for a while?

    yeah I'm pretty new to SLRs
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    yikes :o

    have any recommendations for a good walk around lens, then? in addition to the kit lens..
     
  8. I didn't get the kit lens with mine, luckily I have a buddy who let me borrow his shitma :)
     
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    mojito New Member

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    opps, though you were quoting me the first time. that response was to the kit lens, nothte 50mm


    the 50 is fine. its slow and noisy to focus, but its sharp and decent. the 50mm f/1.4 is better, but its 300+

    if you can spent some, the canon 17-85 IS will cover most everything
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    :cool: thanks

    and yeah I was talking about the kit lens, too.. just didn't make that very clear

    reviews for the 50 are pretty good
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Post a few shots from the Shitma!
     
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    the tamron 28-75 is pretty good too
     

  13. Speaking of my buddy :wavey: Havn't had the time to take any yet :)
     
  14. don't get derrict started :mamoru:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    sure you did!
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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  17. :rofl: that doesn't count, but ok you got me. I'll upload a few maybe, i havn't even had the time to look at them yet. After I left amish country I got home at like 12, then looked a the pics for a minute then went to sleep. From that day it's been 12 hours of work every day :o :wtc:
     
  18. :rofl: :o
     
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    get the kit lens...$60 is nothing...by the way thats how much a 50 1.8 is, get both.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    which is why we usually recommend getting the 50mm f/1.8 since it only costs $70-100 new and is capable of some great shots.
     

  21. Cliffs? :mamoru:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    blah blah blah buy a cheap lense first blah blah blah practice blah blah blah learn which lens would suit your needs blah
     
  23. 70-200 IS all the way!! I want to use that shit for everything!! Ask derrict I couldnt wait to break out that bad boy!! Hell I don't mind having to step back 70mm from my subject the lens quality is amazing. When I put on the shitma I'm like :ugh: :hs: because I'm soo in love with the quality of the 70-200. :mamoru: It's like your first car being a BMW then being forced to drive a ford focus... :o
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    almost 2 years later.. so glad I got the camera. and I'm in love with my 50/1.4
     
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    Just an fyi...I shot a series of test photos in our studio using a 30D and the kit lens vs my 17-40 L lens. I used a tripod and shot a focus chart at f/4 and f/22 on both lenses.

    I couldn't tell the difference between the two lenses on my computer screen.
     

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