A&P help picking a new lens...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by boibleu22, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. boibleu22

    boibleu22 Active Member

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    digital rebel 300D
    kit lens (18-55)

    going on a trip and looking to invest in my first new lens.

    im still a novice and i just want something better than my kit lens.

    i was looking into the canon 70-200 L F4 but realized that i just dont need that kinda lens. i dont do commercial/professional pictures to need something of that calibur. i just want a better lens with a better zoom.

    how is the standard Canon 55-200 USM? how do you think this will hold up?

    or perhaps the
    Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM

    i like the latter because it consolidates the two lenses together, so i wont have to carry around both an 18-55 and the 55-200 (if i were to get it). some say the sharpness of the pics aren't there, but i'll rarely print anything above an 8x10.

    btw, this is just a vacation camera for me. i've done pretty well with the standard kit lens, i think, with no editing.

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    mobbarley Active Member

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    seriously.. no one can hold a camera straight these days.
     
  3. boibleu22

    boibleu22 Active Member

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    thanks for the input.
     
  4. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    canon 55-200 L F4 = does not exist
    theres a 70-200 f/4L thats amazing given the price, and theres a crappy 55-200, Sigma 50-150 and others
     
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    whoops, that what i meant..
     
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    basically, i was just asking is it better for me to carry around one lense (the 55-200) or better to just get the 70-200 AND carry around the original 18-55?
     
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  8. mojito

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    IQ is better with 2 lenses, a 28-200 or whatever is more convienent. hard to say what to do
     
  9. mobbarley

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    then magnetic north / true north deviation?
     
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    canon 10-22mm
     
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    look at the Sigma 18-200 or the 28-300. Both of them do pretty well for being a multi-purpose lens but don't expect top image quality from them.
     
  13. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i say get the 70-200 and keep the kit. good range and good quality photos from both. just remember to stop down the kit lenses
     
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    cftofu2k OT Supporter

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    i just got my 70-200 delivered today. damn, this thing is a beast. definately worth the ~$450

    im used to shooting ultra wide.
     
  15. brasheye

    brasheye Rotary Crew

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    I was doing work with that today, sydney is 12deg east :bowdown:

    10-22 or 17-40L are both good.

    Sigma 17-50 2.8 for the cheaper side.
     
  16. mobbarley

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    so at what angle should I hold my camera :noes:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    wait until you feel the 2.8 IS version lol
     

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