A&P ordering a lens for my new rebel xt

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  1. Yoshiemaster

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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    "Lens for Sigma SA Mount"

    not it won't fit a canon rebel XT...look for something that will fit EF or EF-S canon mount
     
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    look to get a tamron 28-75. cant go wrong with that......
     
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    QFT...don't waste your money on the 28-80 it is shite
     
  7. Changed

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    I had the kit lens and got rid of that and picked up the Tamron 28-75 for the 350D... its great.
     
  8. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    the 28-80 is a bit soft. get the 28-75 f/2.8 or 17-50 f/2.8. those and the 17-35 are the only worthwhile Tamron lens worth buying.
     
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    this lens isn't any better than your kit lens, at that says a lot!
     
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    Yoshiemaster New Member

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    actually the only reason i bought this lens is because i thought i was getting a body only camera, but it turns out i'm getting a brand new package that comes with the "stock" 28-80mm lens. so i'm just going to turn around and sell this lens. so after that, what do you guys recommend i buy that's under $100 on ebay.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I'd rather buy a bag of $100 shit and light it on fire than a $100 lens. Why? I'd have more fun lighting the bag of shit on fire than looking at some shitty photos taken from a shitty lens.

    Spend at least $300+ and get a decent lens.
     
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    Yoshiemaster New Member

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    1) i dn't have the money
    2) i'm only a beginner
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    it's probably better to just save up and get the best lens you can afford. you'll just flush the money down the toilet when you buy a crappy lens. if you're on a tight budget, an SLR isn't the best thing to purchase due to the cost of all the other things you'll have to buy for it.
     
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    yea i've found out that slr cameras aren't the cheapest thing to buy :) but i mean i got my stuff for pretty cheap. $410 got me a refurbished rebel xt with 6 year warranty, the kit lens and all the included accessories, the tamron 18-80mm lens, and 1gig ultra memory. like i said ,i think i'll just stick with the kit lens and sell the tamron and collect the money i make off of that towards a good lens.

    i've been dying for this camera for about 8 months. it's summer, i have time and some extra money, i couldn't hold it in.
     
  15. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    use the kit lens for awhile until you can master it. by then you should have enough money saved to buy a good lens
     
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    Yoshiemaster New Member

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    that sounds like a good idea. i just can't wait till the camera comes in:noes:
    btw, is the kit lens really that bad? i mean, i'm not out to become a national geographic photographer with this lens or anything, i just want something good for object close ups and the occasional scenic shot, will the kit lens provide any of that?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Not terrible but not great. It's fairly soft until you stop it down to ~ f/8.
     
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    had my xt for about 2-3 months. kit lens was good enough for me until i started trying out other lens'. i recently got the 50mm 1.8 for $80 new and wow does it have better contrast/sharpness. its fixed so its only really good for taking pictures of people. im now looking at the tamron 28-75 to replace the kit lens.. as well as an external flash and bag to carry my stuff (that's like $600 right there).. should keep me happy for awhile.

    there are good, affordable lens if you shop smart..
     
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    yea i need to get a case for mine whenever i get more money, that's a must. but yea, i think i'm just going to save for the 28-75 tamron, i can stick with the kit lens for 2 months till i master it.
     
  20. Changed

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    I've started with the Tamron and find no faults with it so far... for $300 its affordable and a nice piece of equipment. :wavey:
     
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    good choice!
     
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    well then i'll aim to be in the 28-75 tamron crew in the near future.
     

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