A&P How's this for an entry setup?

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  1. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    680 - Rebel XTi Body no kit lens(dell.com)
    420 - Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (newegg)
    90 - Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens (dell)

    Should I drop an extra 90 for the 18-55 kit lens? Or would the money be better spent towards the IS?

    Recommendations for a CF card (from newegg)? Current camera is a powershot A80, looking to have something I can progress in (I rarely take pictures in auto as is) and eventually be able to blow up to have shit on my walls :hsd:

    Should I even consider getting a 75-300 now or wait and see what my needs are down the line?

    Extra battery? I know it'd be handy, but would I really need it? Most reviews seem to indicate 4-500 shots off a full charge of a single battery and if I'm shooting RAW, that'll fill up whatever card I get pretty fast :hs:

    Have an el cheapo walmartish tripod now, worked great for the A80 and it's low weight, I'd imagine that may have to change...atleast something for night shots.

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    I would hold off on a 75-300 lens for now and go for the extra battery if you've got monies left over buy the battery adapter ... :coold:
     
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    is the Tamron glass just as good as the Canon?
     
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    get a wide angle lens later :run:
     
  5. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    $3 ebay batteries ftw
     
  6. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    The kit lens is total shit. 28mm won't be all that wide on a 1.6x crop, but livable. You really have to decide what your subjects will be, as that will sort of dictate the type of lenses you need. That being said, i LOVE my 50mm f/1.8. The build is crappy but it is tack sharp.
     
  8. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    If I were you, i'd ditch the 28-135 and buy the Tamron 17-50 2.8

    Once you get that, there's really no more need to get the 50mm 1.8, since you'll already have the 50mm 2.8 in the tamron.

    You can then look at your options and budget and decide on a medium zoom lens.

    But the 17-50 is WORLDS better than the 28-135...



    Edit - Oh, and in for ban for cross posting.
     
  9. dooks88

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    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    6 dollars cheaper + free shipping for the body, haven't checked the lenses yet :hs:
     
  11. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Ditch the 28-135 and the 50 1.8 II for now and pick up the camera + the Canon 17-40 f4 L or the 70-200 f4 L

    Later after you save pick up the other one you did not get initially.

    Would be a great setup for ~1600
     
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    I'd get the 17-85 IS over the 28-135 IS if that's going to be your only lens for a while
     
  13. dooks88

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    XTi- Dell=$680 Amazon=$649 (Beach Camera Vendor)
    Canon EF 28-135mm- Dell=$420 Amazon=$389
    Canon EF 50mm- Dell=$90 Amazon=$75

    $77 Savings.... plus free shipping on everything :dunno:
     
  14. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    the Tamron 17 50 f2.8 is also a viable option. The extra stop is useful for more background blur and keeping shutter speeds fast enough in low light. Most who have used both prefer the images from the Tamron. The Canon has a few advantages, mainly the better autofocus mechanism (faster, quieter, more accurate) and weather sealing (only useful when mated to a 1D series body).
     
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    you can get the Cannon 50mm 1.8 cheaper if you look around. i think ive seen it as low as $62
     
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    Not a big fan of the 28-135. Look at either the tamron 17-50 f2.8 or the 28-75 f2.8, both are fantastic lenses for around the same price.
     

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