A&P Looking to buy some glass eventually for my new XSi...

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  1. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

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    I'm thinking about getting the 50mm f/1.8 as well as a telephoto of some sort..

    I know the 50mm 1.8 is "a better doorstop than a lens" to some of you guys, but I don't have anywhere near enough money for a 1.4, and I am going to be taking a lot of portraits / baby pictures with my family..

    How do you guys feel about this lens??

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-55-250m...igital/dp/B0011NVMO8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    any advice would be helpful.. I'd also like to get a macro lens of some sort, but that will have to wait..
     
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    Go for the 50 1.8 best bang for buck in lenses IMO.

    Telephoto best bang for buck would be 70-200 f4L, can be bought for 500$ used.

    Tamron 90mm for macro

    amirite? :mamoru:
     
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    f4L? $500 seems pricey... is it worth it?
     
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    well spending 300~ on really subpar telephoto lenses as the one you posted above definitely isn't worth it. 500$ isnt pricey at all for telephoto. The only thing is that after a while you'll want the f4 IS, then the 2.8, then the 2.8 IS model of that lens :noes: but it should be more than enough for your telephoto needs :hs:
     
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    I see what you're saying with the L.. how about this one??

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300m...=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1235660257&sr=1-2

    It seems to be more features for the money.. 100mm extra in focal length, and IS.. how do you feel about it?
     
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    Extra focal length isnt always a good thing, remember the more range a lens has to cover the less chance the lens has to 'shine' in terms of IQ(image quality) for example my Tamron 17-50 has better IQ than the Sigma 17-70 :dunno:. Also the 70-200 F4L although it doesnt have IS has a constant aperture of 4.0 which will help stabilize your image in lowlight conditions, while the one you posted has a fluctuating aperture that may only go as low as 5.6 which sucks :mamoru: I'd say hands down the 70-200 is worth your $.
     
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    oh and L= awesome! :doh:
     
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    Rent the 70-200 and see how you feel about it. I'm sure you'll like it.
     
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    very cool... thanks for your information man :)
     
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    For the money, and compared to the other "cheap" telephotos of the 70-300 variety, the 55-250 is much nicer. However, as has been posted, you can get a 70-200/4 for not a lot more and it would be a much better investment.

    As far as the 50 goes, the 1.8 isnt total shit. Try to find an original MkI metal mount if you can as theyre supposed to be a lot better. I think the 1.8 is something that everyone has had at some point or another. I still have mine that I got years ago even though I dont think Ive ever used it :hs:
     
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    Oh, and stay away from all of the 70-300 variants. The basic 75-300 is total shit, the 75-300 USM is total shit with a ring USM motor, and the 70-300 USM IS is ok but the 70-200/4L will give you a sharper picture with a constant aperture and cost you about the same amount.
     
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    :wavey: anytime brah
     

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