A&P Ok, what should I buy. I have $150 to blow.

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  1. TQ

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    I know this isn't shit in this hobby but I'm itching to buy something :o

    Is there a lens I can pick up thats significantly better than the 18-55 kit lens on my 20D?

    Or should I pick up a used 420/430ex flash instead?

    :run:
     
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    Don't blame it on the kit lens. Keep practicing and save your money.
     
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    if you can get a 430EX for $150 that would be a pretty decent deal and would be fun to play with

    you can also pickup the 50mm 1.8 which is SUPER sharp and gives you great control over dof
     
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    yup that is the lens, it so soooo damn sharp
     
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    Canon 50mm f1.8 II + Canon 200EG Backpack

    or

    Cactus V2s Trigger + Receiver + Vivitar 285hv

    or

    Battery Grip + E1 Hand Strap + Extra SterlingTek Battery
     
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    Extension tubes for a cheap alternative to macro photography?
     
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    bntboz ACME user text OT Supporter

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    has anyone said hookers and blow yet?

    Oh wait, this isn't the main. :mamoru:


    The 50 1.8 is a good lens for the price. I actually bought it for low light conditions and found out later it has trouble focusing in low light. Between that and having a tamron 17-50, it doesn't get much use.
     
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    There is a focus light you can use on manual instead of the autofocus in low light. :hs:
     
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    bntboz ACME user text OT Supporter

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    really? hmmm, I might have to look into that.

    I really don't like that focal range either. I bought it because it was a "must have" but I hardly ever use it. There's really no point in selling it either because it's so cheap.
     
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    +1 for the 50 1.8
     
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    I take lots of indoor shots so I absolutely love it. When you look thru the view finder in manual mode you should see a focus dot pop up while you're twisting the focus ring.

    The dot pops up in autofocus too, but I rarely notice it.:)
     
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    +1 here too.
     
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    That's the one I have inline to be my next lens purchase.
     
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    The 18-55 IS is much better than the non-IS version that you have. You can get it used at B&H for $129:

    Link

    That and the 50 1.8 are really the only worthwhile lens purchases under $150. The 50 1.8 is a good intro to fast primes, but keep in mind that it's made of plastic, feels like a toy, and the AF is horrible.
     
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    Slow, noisy, and cheap, but for the price it's pretty good.

    I bought one on a trip in Singapore for like $45 US at Sim Lim Sq, it's shitty as hell but it's a great lens if you know that going in. :)
     
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    Well I went ahead and ordered a 50mm 1.8 and decided not to cheap out on a flash and save until I can snag a 420 or 430ex.

    Thanks everyone :bigthumb:
     
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