A&P kit lens or something different?

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  1. crazybenf

    crazybenf Active Member

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    i just picked up a 350d body and I need a lens for it. Should I pick up a kit lens off ebay? (They're going for like $50 shipped) or something different?

    I plan on shooting a good mix of general point and click shots (people, scenery, whatever) and it will see a good amount of car shows, track events, etc.


    Should I go with the 18-55 and a 75-200? I'm traying to stay as cheap as possible, since the camera was a total impulse buy last night.

    Anyone have a kit lens they feel like donating to a SLR noob? :mamoru:
     
  2. 50mm f/1.8 > kit lens


    Only downfall is that it's a fixed lens. At least with the kit lens you get some zoom action. 50mm gets sharper/better image quality, and kit lens is the opposite. 50mm works well in low light, kit lens does not. list goes on
     
  3. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    couldn't agree more. i have the kit lens & the 50mm/1.8. took ~1000 shots over the past week in everything from outdoor sunshine to clouds to dark indoor shots.

    the only time the 50mm sucks is when you don't have time to move back & get everything in the frame. other than that, it blows the kit lens out of the water. i hate taking pics with the kit lens now - looks like i'll probably get a 10-22mm next, i guess. :dunno:
     

  4. Tamron 24-70

    This is a very useful focus range, and the lens is only like $300 used. :bowdown:
     
  5. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    :werd: 28-75 F/2.8 ftw
     
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    GregFarz78 New Member

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    I have a kit lens I'd sell for $50 shipped...I'd definitely pick up a 50mm f1.8 also its a great lens for the price ($65)
     
  8. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    anyone have some shots from the 28-75 they want to post?

    I'm thinking that this would be a great all-purpose lens for a great price. Anyone disagree or have any other ideas?
     
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    I'm looking at the sigma 17-70 or the tamron 17-50...28-75 isnt wide enough :hs: unless you already have a wide angle 10-22
     
  10. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    holy shit, 17-70 for $289 used? That's great. Maybe i'lll look into that one instead
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    If you're going for "all purpose" as in primarily portraits/landscapes/vacation-type photos, you might want something a with a little more on the wide end. Like Farz said, a 17-50 would make a good all-around, or 17-70 if you want a little extra zoom.
     
  12. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    yeah, i think i'll buy that 17-70 once i read some more reviews on it
     
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    These were all shot with the canon kit lens on the 20d... Not bad.

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    not bad, but it could be oh so much better :hs:
     
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    I have a kit lens and a 50mm 1.8. I take about 2 out of every 1000 photos with the kit lens. It just doesn't produce the sharpness and clarity that my 50 can. I would put that money towards something better.
     
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    Just wondering if you put the kit lens in mail yet. :cool:
     
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    Got your PM. Thanks! :cool:
     
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    Lens showed up today.. Looks great, thanks..

    Now to wait for my f'ing camera to get here to actually try it out. :(
     

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