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Jul 07, 2010 08:25 |  #16

I would suggest staying away from these ebay "canned" packages, they throw in a bunch of junk accessories to make it all look great for the money.

In all honesty, there are 3 lenses I would consider a starter's trinity, the 18-55 IS, the 55-250 IS, and the 50 1.8. These 3 lenses will allow for a multitude of shooting conditions and should be pretty cost-effective. Just use higher ISOs with EC+1/3 if you need faster shutter speeds with the first two lenses.

The one lens to rule them all doesn't quite exist, but I have heard probably the best comments from the Tamron superzoom, I cannot remember which one it was though, I think there are a few.

I think it might be this one, but it is pricey.

http://www.photozone.d​e …tamron_18270_35​63vc_canon (external link)

Here is a different body+28-135 on ebay, not sure if the price is a good deal (I don't know the conversion rate nor what normal prices might be there), but it doesn't have all the "padding" and the price reflects it.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …as_JN&hash=item​255b43d3d7 (external link)


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Jul 07, 2010 09:31 |  #17

the tamron 18-270 gets the job done...biggest complaint for me is the lack of ftm .. Which can lead to stripping the MF and making grinding noises. It's going in next week after vacation.




  
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Jul 07, 2010 09:51 as a reply to  @ post 10491771 |  #18

An all rounder :

http://www.dpreview.co​m …on_18-270_3p5-6p3_vc_n15/ (external link)

for low light settings

http://www.tamron.com/​lenses/prod/1750_vc_b0​05.asp (external link)

and then the EF 70-300mm IS for the tele zoom


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Jul 07, 2010 10:31 |  #19

^ Wow, all of that for the projected budget of £500? :)


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Jul 07, 2010 10:54 |  #20

+1 for the 55-250. I purchased it because I needed quick access to a lens when not renting the 70-200. It is a great way to go you will not be sorry. 18-55 is ok but won't blow your socks off and very limited reach. It's Canon's cheapest lens for a reason, mine broke after 13 months.

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Jul 07, 2010 11:10 |  #21

john stakes wrote in post #10492685 (external link)
+1 for the 55-250. I purchased it because I needed quick access to a lens when not renting the 70-200. It is a great way to go you will not be sorry. 18-55 is ok but won't blow your socks off and very limited reach. It's Canon's cheapest lens for a reason, mine broke after 13 months.

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Which 18-55? I believe there are something like 4 -5 variations now, the most recent being the 18-55 IS. It is by far the best of all previous versions and comparable to the 55-250 (which it should since Canon designed both lenses to be complementary). It is also though, the most expensive of the variations. It is not the cheapest Canon lens at this point, I believe the 50 1.8 now is the cheapest lens currently in production.


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Jul 07, 2010 12:33 |  #22

TeamSpeed wrote in post #10491936 (external link)
I would suggest staying away from these ebay "canned" packages, they throw in a bunch of junk accessories to make it all look great for the money.

In all honesty, there are 3 lenses I would consider a starter's trinity, the 18-55 IS, the 55-250 IS, and the 50 1.8. These 3 lenses will allow for a multitude of shooting conditions and should be pretty cost-effective. Just use higher ISOs with EC+1/3 if you need faster shutter speeds with the first two lenses.

The one lens to rule them all doesn't quite exist, but I have heard probably the best comments from the Tamron superzoom, I cannot remember which one it was though, I think there are a few.

I think it might be this one, but it is pricey.

http://www.photozone.d​e …tamron_18270_35​63vc_canon (external link)

Here is a different body+28-135 on ebay, not sure if the price is a good deal (I don't know the conversion rate nor what normal prices might be there), but it doesn't have all the "padding" and the price reflects it.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …as_JN&hash=item​255b43d3d7 (external link)

I hear what you are saying but I am thinking that buying the camera and the 28-135MM IS USM on there own will set me back approx £780. If I buy the package, I get all the other stuff for £100. Now, ok, the rest of the gear aint that great but I can then replace them a bit at a time. I guess what I am asking is......is the lens decent. I tend to think it is so would be happy if this is the only lense I have for a litle while.

Thanks for all the advice. It is really helpful.




  
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Jul 07, 2010 12:47 as a reply to  @ PingedSole's post |  #23

You really need just two lenses: a wide to standard zoom, and a standard to long zoom. For the wide, you can go with a Canon 18-55mm IS OR Tamron 17-50mm. The Canon has IS but is slow, the Tamron has better image quality, is faster, but has no IS. For telephoto, the Canon 55-250mm IS is the best value all around.




  
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Jul 07, 2010 13:14 |  #24

I recently purchased the Canon 50D body and so far love from what i've taken so far...

The shot below was taken with a 450D and the canon 55-250IS lens, here you can see just how sharp the lens is, hope this helps a little?

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Jul 07, 2010 14:24 |  #25

Mannytkd wrote in post #10493554 (external link)
I recently purchased the Canon 50D body and so far love from what i've taken so far...

The shot below was taken with a 450D and the canon 55-250IS lens, here you can see just how sharp the lens is, hope this helps a little?

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Amazing photograph. You may just have convinced me. Thanks for the good advice.




  
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Jul 07, 2010 14:47 |  #26

Hmmm, I will have an 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS lens combo up for sale shortly, but here is a sample from the 55-250 on the 7D...

(I like the blur on the second shot since most everything else was static, I like it adds action)

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Jul 07, 2010 15:33 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #27

OK, gonna go for the following:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …rs_JN&hash=item​335ec6f08d (external link)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …rs_JN&hash=item​43a045f502 (external link)

Grand total of £220. Seems cheap. Am I buying the correct gear?




  
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