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What's a good, low cost, walk-a-round lens? Are there any?

 
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Dec 06, 2010 00:04 |  #16

17-85mm


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Dec 06, 2010 00:11 as a reply to  @ pasm365's post |  #17

Another vote for 18-55mm IS.


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Dec 06, 2010 00:16 |  #18

28-75 tammy, fixed 2.8 and great iq...can be had for just over 300 used here


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Dec 06, 2010 00:22 |  #19

Tee Why wrote in post #11402479 (external link)
Another vote for 18-55mm IS.

Just before I let my 40D go, I got an 18-55 IS to see what all the hype was about...and it was all true. Damn fine lens and a great bargin. It lived on my 40D the last two months I owned it.

Add a 36mm and a 20mm extension tubes and you've got a 1:1 mag (at 55mm focal length) Image Stabilized macro lens, too.

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Dec 06, 2010 00:30 |  #20

JeffreyG wrote in post #11401534 (external link)
Short telephoto is not a 'walkaround' lens for most people.

unless your ralph gibson, or the late henri cartier-bresson that is;)

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Dec 06, 2010 05:38 |  #21

Boomerbsg wrote in post #11402537 (external link)
unless your ralph gibson, or the late henri cartier-bresson that is;)

cheers

I don't think Cartier-Bresson used anything that had as narrow a field of view as 50mm on 1.6X format though. I think he may have used 50mm lenses, but that would have been on 35mm format.


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Dec 06, 2010 06:01 |  #22

Got Turbo? wrote in post #11401520 (external link)
What about either the 50mm 1.4 or 1.8?

Dido, you can do a lot with a good 50mm, 55mm or an 85mm. If you can get one in an 1.4, 1.8, 2, or 2.8 you would be set. I have a 55mm on my camra and use it for 80% of my work. As long as you are not shooting birds or sports, then a good prime will cover most of your work.

You can get a Canon 50mm for about $99, or check ebay for some good vintage glass.


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Dec 06, 2010 06:05 |  #23

Not sure about $100 price, but certainly +1 for the 24-85's performance ... I used mine until I got a 24-105. Works extremely well on a crop, because the only serious weakness of the lens (soft edges and corners) is never seen on a crop. Photozone is very complementary ("On APS-C DSLRs the borders reside way beyond the cropping factor and this also shows up in the Imatest measurements. On the EOS 350D the lens is capable to deliver a very good to even excellent center performance combined with marginally worse borders. Very impressive and basically as good as the pro-grade EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L (again: just on APS-C DSLRs).")

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24-85 (discontinued) but available used for $100 or less. Not L quality but a great little lens, especially when you have adequate light. This is what I'm using until I decide on which "higher priced" alternative I want in that zoom range and with the results I'm getting, I might wait quite awhile before "trading up".


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Dec 06, 2010 06:09 |  #24

18-55 IS if you don't mind the non-constant aperture

Tamron 17-50 F2.8 if you want something that has 2.8 aperture.


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Dec 06, 2010 23:23 |  #25

JeffreyG wrote in post #11403138 (external link)
I don't think Cartier-Bresson used anything that had as narrow a field of view as 50mm on 1.6X format though. I think he may have used 50mm lenses, but that would have been on 35mm format.

heh, while true about the 1.6X crop sensor.. you said:

Short telephoto is not a 'walkaround' lens for most people.

so i was just talking about the short telephoto comment. its up to todays shooter to do the math to get back to the standard 50mm range on his/her crop camera.

Ralph Gibson actually uses a 35, a 50, and a 90.. and on occasion a 135.

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Dec 06, 2010 23:25 |  #26

Either the 18-135mm or the 18-200mm could serve you well as a multi-purpose walk around lens.


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Dec 07, 2010 00:15 |  #27

I'm really enjoying the Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5. Got it for $225 used.


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Dec 07, 2010 01:08 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #28

18-55is best bang for your buck! If your low cost is $600ish 15-85mm is the way to go. (used on potn)


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Dec 07, 2010 01:23 |  #29

Good... Low cost... flexible...

Choose any two! or pay for all three.

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Dec 07, 2010 02:55 |  #30

thetolleyman wrote in post #11400608 (external link)
I can't afford much right now, but I need a decent lens for everyday shooting.

Any suggestions, any brand will work.

Canon 18-55 IS

Tamron 28-75

and getting a bit more up there:
Tamron 17-50 2.8

could add a 50mm 1.8, if needed to any of those




  
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