Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by lilox, Aug 30, 2006.
i am looking at taking up digital SLR
whats a good lens to start out with (range wise)
18-70 is a beauty
What do you plan on taking pics of?
Different subjects require different lenses
If you have to ask that question.. stick with a P&S
I just bought my first digital SLR a couple of weeks ago and after it's first main use am really starting to understand when each lens is useful.
I'd say buy one with a kit lens or something midrange like an 18-70mm and as you start taking pictures you will see where the limitations are and where your needs lie.
Bottom line is you'll figure it out. Don't buy anything crazy right now.
You gotta tell us what body first and/or what you plan on shooting the most.
dawt. Make sure it's capable of f/1.4 through the whole range though. And IS.
Get an S2 IS
You'll look pro and save alot of money doing it! Maybe you can book a couple of weddings and earn some quick cash, then your S2 IS will basically be paid for! Then you can get some nice new clothes, bigger rims for your car, and the honeys will love you long time!!
agreed. Mine only goes to 900mm and slows down up top a bit.
You went cheap, didn't you?
Wow, after looking at the specs for the S2 IS, I can see why everyone is recommending it, looks like a great machine for very little $$$, I will definitely be recommending that to a few people that are looking at getting Digi cams.
cliffs: S2 IS = Damn good Cam for 98% of the populous.
Glad I could help
start with the kit lens and see which range you shoot most in?
Just buy the 10-1800mm f1.0L IS USM Macro with Softfocus and be done with it.
No point in buying a ton of different lenses when you only really need one.
I suck at DSLR...
I'll kick myself this weekend, gonna try to shoot some drag racing. Lens will NEVER be fast enough or long enough.. wonder if they'll let me stand on the track...
probably have to use the flash too now...
Oh well. Fortunately the built-in flash should be plenty for your purposes.