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My Awesome and Affordable 3 Lens Crop Lens Kit. What's yours?

 
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Aug 06, 2010 13:05 as a reply to  @ post 10563297 |  #76

Mike wrote in post #10546631 (external link)
For a while I had 3 sigmas - the 10-20, 24-70 & 70-300 APO...but as you can see I have passed on from that time. But for a while those 3 were my main kit.

can I ask why the 10-20 when you have both crop and FF? I ask, because I'm facing the same decision right now. I have a 5Dii and 7D and the 10-22... Not sure if I want to swap it out for a 17-40 or not...

dsvilko wrote in post #10546667 (external link)
I would say that the ef-s 18-55mm IS, ef-s 55-250mm IS and 50mm 1.8 is awesome and affordable 3-lens kit. Probably the best bang for the buck. As a bonus it's extremely portable and light.

yep, maybe swap the 50 for a 10-20 or 10-22 if you're a wide person and your budget allows, but all three of those options are GREAT starter kits covering a LOT of bases.


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Aug 08, 2010 20:19 |  #77

My budget kit

Sigma 30 1.4 $315
Canon 18-135 $275
Canon 85 1.8 $300

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Aug 08, 2010 20:28 |  #78

Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ($300)
Sigma 170-500mm APO f/5-6.3 ($500)
Canon Ef 70-200mm f/4L ($600)
I shoot mostly outdoors photography, so this is the optimum set up for myself. I got all three on the used market and only paid about 1400 for the three so no complaining here! I do wish the set up would include the focal distance from 35 to 70 but I really haven't seen the true need for it. Oh well the 24-70 f/2.8L is on the wish list so that spot will be filled soon enough!


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Aug 08, 2010 20:54 |  #79

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 ~ $400
Canon EF-S 15-85 ~ $600
Canon EF-S 55-250 ~ $190

Right below $1200 :)


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Aug 09, 2010 00:38 |  #80

my first real "kit" was a:

sigma 18-50 f2.8 $415
canon 50mm f1.8 $80
canon 70-200 f4L $575

Pretty affordable and worked great, loved it.


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Aug 09, 2010 00:53 |  #81

One of the many reasons I stick with crop (7D for now) is that I can own the 2.8 zoom trinity at a lower cost. I only buy the best lens I can afford. So they are awesome and affordable to me.

Here are my 3 "kit" lenses, all bought new.

Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 (super sharp with L color quality)
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS (Sharper and focus faster than any L standard zoom, color is cooler tho easy to fix)
Caon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II (No crop 2.8 mid zoom equivalent unfortunately, so I go for the mrk II. Needless to say, it's the best midtele zoom in the market)

$600 + $900 + 2050 = $3550


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Aug 09, 2010 03:23 |  #82

nonick wrote in post #10685891 (external link)
One of the many reasons I stick with crop (7D for now) is that I can own the 2.8 zoom trinity with lower cost. I only buy the best lens I can afford. So they are awesome and affordable to me.

Here are my 3 "kit" lenses, all bought new.

Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 (super sharp with L color quality)
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS (Sharper and focus faster than any L standard zoom, color is cooler tho easy to fix)
Caon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II (No crop 2.8 mid zoom equivalent unfortunately, so I go for the mrk II. Needless to say, it's the best midtele zoom in the market)

$600 + $900 + 2050 = $3550

Little more than the around $1000 total suggestion, but a hell of a kit if you can afford it.




  
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Aug 09, 2010 10:42 |  #83

My previous setup:

Tokina 12-24 F4
Canon 24-105 F4 L
Canon 70-200 F4 L

New setup:
Tokina 12-24 F4
Canon 24-105 F4 L
Canon 100-400 L

Affordable since I have charged the card and paid in full :)


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Aug 09, 2010 11:52 as a reply to  @ kram's post |  #84

Canon 85 1.8
Sigma 70-200 2.8
Tamron 17-50 2.8

Less used:
Sigma 120-300 2.8 - sports only
Canon 50 1.8
Sigma 18-125 3.5-5.6


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Aug 10, 2010 15:43 as a reply to  @ jdouglas003's post |  #85

T2i with:
Canon 18-200mm IS
Sigma 150-500 OS

Now, I need to add an "artistic" lens to complete my set. Should I replace my 50mm f/1.8, which I really enjoyed goofing around with? Or, should I go for the wide angle, a Canon 10-22 or more likely the cheaper Sigma 10-20?

Any other lenses in the sub-$400 range I should be considering? I've got the walk-around and the sports covered.


Replacing my Canon 7D, Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm with a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. I still have the 17-55 and the 30 available for sale.

  
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Aug 10, 2010 15:55 |  #86

guyzer09 wrote in post #10668736 (external link)
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35 f/2
50 1.8
85 1.8

Really affordable and qualitative prime solution for crop. I would complete with a goto zoom lens (17-40 or 18-55 is) or a UWA zoom like 10-22.

My L equivalent of that kit for FF is much more expensive and IQ improuvment invisible on 17'' screen...


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Aug 10, 2010 16:22 |  #87

Fast, sharp, great bokeh ... you name it

Tokina 11-16/2.8
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Canon 85mm f/1.8




  
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Aug 10, 2010 19:09 as a reply to  @ martin2day's post |  #88

I'm learning with the typical Canon starter kit. I'm hoping the more I shoot with this kit the easier it will be on me and my wallet when it comes time for lens upgrades.

Canon 18-55 IS
Canon 55-250 IS
Canon 50mm f/1.8


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Aug 10, 2010 19:40 |  #89

PeyDay17 wrote in post #10697324 (external link)
I'm learning with the typical Canon starter kit. I'm hoping the more I shoot with this kit the easier it will be on me and my wallet when it comes time for lens upgrades.

Canon 18-55 IS
Canon 55-250 IS
Canon 50mm f/1.8

That one is definitely a great starter. I had Tamron 17-50/2.8 instead of Canon kit lens but otherwise this is what I used for the last 3 years. Just recently replaced Nifty with 85 /1.8. If and when I get a 70-200 /4 IS to replace 55-250, I would consider it the A&A "step up" kit.


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Aug 11, 2010 11:46 |  #90

cacawcacaw wrote in post #10696266 (external link)
T2i with:
Canon 18-200mm IS
Sigma 150-500 OS

Now, I need to add an "artistic" lens to complete my set. Should I replace my 50mm f/1.8, which I really enjoyed goofing around with? Or, should I go for the wide angle, a Canon 10-22 or more likely the cheaper Sigma 10-20?

I'm thinking perhaps a used Tokina 12-24mm f/4 for about $325.


Replacing my Canon 7D, Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm with a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. I still have the 17-55 and the 30 available for sale.

  
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