A&P Canon Rebel XT Body. What first lens?

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    I'm buting the Rebel XT the next time I find two nice stackable Dell coupons that I can use for it. Dell only sells the XT body, so I'd need to get a lens.

    This'll be my first and first time using an SLR. What lens should I get that won't make me poor but something I won't want to upgrade after a week? Stick with the kit lens (if it's available on Dell's site) or get something else?
     
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    millero Aluminum Member

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    I'm no professional and I certainly cant afford the L lenses, but the kit lens is well worth it's 60 dollar price tag ebay.
     
  3. saebryan

    saebryan New Member

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    The kit lens will not dissapoint. I would stick with that until you really get the hang of the camera
     
  4. McFly

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    The kit lens, if used within its limits, can produce some decent pictures. It is a great starter lens for the price and you can use it until you figure out what you want. I just got the EF-S 10-22mm and love it. It stays on my Rebel XT most of the time.

    I would suggest this website for endless discussion on lenses and other stuff:
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/

    Another site with amazing info on lenses:
    http://www.slr-lens.com/
     
  5. silverceli2k

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    18-75 is a pretty decent all around lens, if you aren't looking into to spending a ton, it is not exactly cheap though, about $500

    and check pricegrabber.com you can probably get as good or better deal than waiting on stackable coupons from del
     
  6. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    50 mm f/1.8 II - $70, much sharper and faster AF than the kit lens. You'll learn how to properly frame your pictures by walking rather than using your zoom. I still walk around and frame my photos instead of using my zoom... it's just a habit, when I use a wide angle zoom lens.
     
  7. joy division

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    Just get both...you'll get kind of pissed at only have a 50mm on a 1.6 , the 18-35mm part of the kit lens- albiet soft and not that great- is worth an extra 60 dollars.
     
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    If you have the $, i'd buy a 24-70 f2.8L lens but if you're like me, get the lens kit + the 50mm f1.8 haha
     
  9. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    if you're not getting a kit, I don't suggest buying the kit lens separately. you can get a Tamrom 28-75 f/2.8 that is a great all around lens for about $300. For its range and aperture, it really can't be beat for that price. don't cheap out on glass.
     
  10. mobbarley

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    Second hand EF 28-135 IS, great range, reasonable sharpness, good corners, colour is a bit lacking but i'd say on par with kit lens.
     
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    oh yeh, and it does semi-macro.
     
  12. projectalpha

    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    I agree that the kit lens is a good starter.
     

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