A&P What would spend $600 on?

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  1. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    allright so i'm down for uwa, macro or prime.

    I've already got a 17-55 on a 40D.

    What would you buy and why.

    I've come down to

    100 Macro
    Sigma 30 1.4
    Canon 10-22
     
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  2. Atheist

    Atheist oh, hi OT Supporter

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    I would get an siggy 18-200 OS or a 10-20 because they are my two favorite lenses in the bag
     
  3. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    An Alien Bee Ringflash.

    I have one :wiggle:
     
  4. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    if you've already got a 17-55, i'd get something with more reach. for that money, i'd look for a used sigma 70-200.
     
  5. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    i really don't want reach...i want to something to get more creative with like using wide angle, macro and faster lens for DOF and low light work..

    thanks for the suggestion though.
     
  6. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    10-22 or 70-200
     
  7. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    30 1.4 and 85 1.8 if you are into portraits, concert photography, or indoor sports. Or just want to expand your kit ten fold!

    UWA if you are into landscape.
     
  8. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    have you used the 30 1.4? i think the 85 is a bit too long on a crop body ?, i rather take steps forward than backward..

    I enjoy doing a bit of everything...i'm taking a trip to cali for a cousins wedding and was hoping to add something to my collection to take pics there and on the way.
     
  9. mtkversion

    mtkversion Good Times Aplenty

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    sigma 10-20mm or tokina 12-24mm + 50mm 1/8II for shits/giggles.
     
  10. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yes i have both, trust me these are excellent lenses that will help you with opening your mind to creative shots. 85 is perfect for a crop body.

    im not quite sure what the heck you mean by step backwards...
     
  11. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    he's referring to foot zoom i think
     
  12. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Sigma 10-20 and 50mm f/1.8
     
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    FlashhslaF New Member

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    yup :)
     
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    FlashhslaF New Member

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    would you mind posting pics of the 30 1.4 @ 1.4 without any pp?
     
  17. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    sure.

    1.4
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    2.8
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    Took these at the halloween convention. this is with my 30d. On my 40d its even sharper. Keep in mind these are all on iso800.


    BTW 85 1.8 is a widely used wedding lens. :)
     
  18. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    85 1.8! Its on my to purchase list
     
  19. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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  20. mojito

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    this was a 200mm on a 1.3x in my garage

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    I don't see how 85 could be too long. Its all a matter of perspective. the longer the focal length the more compression and thinner DOF.
     
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    cftofu2k OT Supporter

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    i've been shooting with the 17-55 exclusively lately. just ordered the 85 f/1.8 for event candids/indoor :coold:
     
  22. Bloke

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    spend it on a vacation to get some decent pics
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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