A&P Xti w/ kit lens or 3rd party lense?

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  1. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    so i can get the XTi w/o the lens for 489 from dell and was wondering if its worth spending 3-400 more dollars on a 3rd party lens as oppose to the Kit lens which from what I've read sucks balls.

    btw this is for a complete noob whos only taken pictures with point and shoot cameras.

    Which 3rd party lens should i start with if not the kit lens.

    I'm trying to stay under 800 for my budget.

    please provide links to the lens i should consider.
     
  2. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Start with the kit lens, learn the camera and then consider a new lens later down the road.

    I used by 18-55 kit lens on my nikon d50 for 10 months before upgrading to the nikkor 18-200VR.
     
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    XT with a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8

    The kit lens is soft and could give you worse images than your P&S.
     
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    if you're buying just the body, there's no sense in actually purchasing the kit lens separately. i'd rather have 1 good lens than 3 mediocre ones
     
  5. FlashhslaF

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    I don't mind learning on the Kits lens, but everyone makes it seem like the Kit lens is just a pos and isn't worth its value.

    If the lens can provide me with decent enough picture which can show me what i'm doing wrong and right then to me its worth it, but if it can't provide me a decent picture even though i've done everything right then its not worth it to me.

    hope that made sense.
     
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    FlashhslaF New Member

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    i'm not purchasing the Kit lens separately, but i'm questioning whether its worth buying a 3rd party lens such as the Tamron 17-50 etc for a complete noob to start off with.

    Or if the Kit lens is indeed a good lens to learn with and actually provide me with decent enough pictures so i can correct my mistake and learn what i'm doing right or wrong.
     
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    what about the image stability option in a lens...is it a necessity for a noob to have or should i first learn without it?
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I got my first DSLR a year ago, like I said I used my kit lens for 10 months and I've had my 18-200vr for 2-3 months.


    The kit lens on my nikon wasn't bad at all, below are shots taken with it from my trip to spain last summer:
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  10. FlashhslaF

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    thanks :hs: but i'm not sure how good is the comparison between nikon kit lens and cannon .
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I'd imagine they are fairly similiar, but who knows.

    The kit lens is like $100 bucks (or mine was). If its not what you need you can probably sell it on ebay for $75 and lose $25. Better than wasting $500 on another lens you don't even know if you're going to put to its full potential.

    Just my opinion, going with a better lens won't hurt you, you'll just spend more money than you need to at first.
     
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    They're not. The Nikon lens is significantly better than the Canon, you really can't even compare the two.
     
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    There you have it, I know nothing about Canon :mamoru:

    Did you consider the new D60 BTW?
     
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    what do you plan to shoot? if you dont know then get the cheapest used lens possible. 18-55 without IS.
     
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    get the newer kits lens the 18-55 IS I hear its leaps and bounds better than the old one
     
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    Mostly nature and pictures of family events....my question is If the Kit lens can provide me with decent enough picture which can show me what i'm doing wrong and right. If it can't provide me a decent picture even though i've done everything right then its not worth it to buy the Kit lens.

    does that even make sense :hs:
     
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    Yes it will provide a decent pic if you've done everything right.
     
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    It's not going to fuck up your composition, of course. But in some cases it might be hard for you to figure out if you're shot is out of focus or if it's just the lens.
     
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    I had this lens. It is sharp, but slower and louder than the kit lens :hs:
     

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