A&P Rebel XTi crew, lens recommendation

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  1. Kretschmer

    Kretschmer in ur uboatz sinkin ur doodz

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    Getting ready to buy an XTi. Is the 18-55mm lens adequate for a learning noob or should I rape my wallet and get a 17-85?
     
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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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  3. Kretschmer

    Kretschmer in ur uboatz sinkin ur doodz

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    :buttsex: as we speak.
    thx.
     
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    MojoDojo New Member

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    My current favorite lenses for my Rebel XT is the Canon 50mm f/1.4. BUT if you had to get just one lens for now to replace the kit lens you will most likely get something more flexiable than the 50mm I'm suggesting. I would not get an EF-S, but stick with an EF. I think the Canon 17-85mm your looking at is an EF-S lens?
     
  5. Kretschmer

    Kretschmer in ur uboatz sinkin ur doodz

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    Yes, it is an EF-S. Reasons for no EF-S? Got some cool pictures with your 50?
    Thanks!
     
  6. Hua

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    EF-S has a gay notch on it that won't allow it to be used with the cooler Canons.
     
  7. Kretschmer

    Kretschmer in ur uboatz sinkin ur doodz

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    If that's it, that shouldn't be a problem since I plan to stick to the XTi for a while. Speaking of cooler Canons, is it worth getting a 'cooler' xxD series with less megapixels over an XTi?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    what do you plan on shooting most?

    budget?
     
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    I find the 18-55 to be quite soft after trying it out for two days. I'll try it out at my school's gym for a volleyball game sometime soon and see how it goes.
     
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    If only I had an XTi I could make suggestions...but Im not part of the group.
     
  11. Kretschmer

    Kretschmer in ur uboatz sinkin ur doodz

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    I don't want to go over $1200ish and I want to be able to shoot landscapes and macros (bugs, flowers, all sorts of small junk). I want to start with a lens, then if I need another, I will buy it later after my wallet recovers.
     
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    IN FOR FLOWER MACRO SHOTS!!! l
     
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    Reason for not going EF-S... you can't mount it to other non "S" Canon mounts as HUA pointed out. You will have more and better choices anyways that are not "S" only. Glass is expensive so why waste your money on a lens that will only fit a very specific camera. I think I'll eat those words now, cause I just realized I bought one EF-S mount. BUT DO AS I SAY not as I do.

    Here are some really great examples of a 50mm in action found on flickr, also if you get a 50mm for the XTI keep in mind the 1.6 crop factor, its more like a 70mm lens.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    a Canon 17-40 f/4.0L or Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 can get you started as an all purpose lens and a Canon 100 or Tamron 90 macro lens. This should cost less than $700-800 depending if you buy new or used.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    How many are going to jump from an XTi to a 1D series or 5D body in a short time, though?
     
  17. multiplexor

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    don't bother with the 17-85... it's optically the same quality as the kit... but with extra range and IS... :-/

    Get the 17-55 f2.8 IS :-D Then you'll notice a difference!!
     
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    The 17-85 optically isn't much better than the kit, however you can't deny its versatility with the range and IS. If you really do want a sharp lens in the same range try the Tamron 17-50 f2.8.
     
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    Agreed you can take nice pics with the kit lens, although the only problem is when you try to blow stuff up to bigger sizes. a better lens will let you resolve more lines and get a sharper pic to print at larger sizes :big grin:

    she's taken some nice pics too!


    I personally like to say that: ok i got a good camera and a kickass lens. Now i can work (i've already worked on it for a while now) on my photography skills. I can say, ok that picture didn't turn out bad because of the lens, but because i took a crap shot :big grin: lol
     
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    get the 17-85 IS lens
     
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    I'm going to argue these sample images are more likely a 50mm lens. She does list that she uses a 50mm f/1.8. Didn't check on these specific images but an 18-55 would leave a much flater perspective (although the lighting could be overcoming this short coming). My2C

    PS: in either case, she kicks ass with a camera.
     






  22. Yea I know her. Those are self portraits, she also does her own hair, makeup and editing.. :bowdown:
     
  23. killer4605

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    I have a 17-85 IS if you want to get a discount deal.
     

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