A&P Say i have an XTi body and only $300 to spend on 1 lens - what do i get?

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  1. cantankerously

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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    used tamron 17-50
     
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  4. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    what do you find yourself shooting most often?

    landscapes, go with a tamron 17-50
    portraits... maybe an 85 f/1.8 or even a tamron 28-75 f/2.8
     
  5. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    If you want a semi wide angle, the Tamron 17-50 f2.8, if you don't need anything that wide, then go with the 28-75mm Tamron, I have one, and love it.
     
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    This will be my first DSLR.
     
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    17-50 tamron without a dobut...you learn so much with the constant aperture.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    sigma 18-50 2.8 MACRO.

    Or.....


    sigma 24-60 2.8 and a 50 1.8
     
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    tamron 17-50 2.8
     
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    Do you guys have an opinion about the Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII VC at all? I played with one the other day when I was looking at a 17-50, and one popped up for $450 today. Is that kind of range asking too much of one lens?
     
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    18-55mm IS and 50mm f/1.8
     
  16. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    a kit lens and a piece of crap. :dunno:
     
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    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    I took some of my best photos with the kit lens. :mamoru:
     
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    It's not the same thing as the non IS, the IS version has higher resolution capabilities than some L lenses do, it just has a lot of distortion at 18mm.
     
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    But I really did take some of my best photos with my 18-55 non-IS. :dunno:
     
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    I believe you, just clarifying.
     

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