Paul_Smith wrote in post #13396984
I have owned my 550D for around 6 months now and I am looking to upgrade from my 18-55 kit lens.
I’ve read numerous threads and the information contained within this site is priceless but my knowledge of lenses is not what it used to be, and I need some advice on a specific lens as I only have a budget off nomore than £250
The cars I photograph are always static and one key factor to consider is the lack of decent weather in Scotland and therefore light is always an issue.
I was thinking of 28-135
or a 70-200
but I’m lost with all the brands on offer, can someone please give me the benefit of his or her expertise?
Any advice would be welcome
A lens won't help with the poor lighting/weather in Scotland but strobes and slaves will!
I don't know how good or bad the kit lens is that you have but I think the lens should be your last concern. The fact is that even very cheap lenses can be extremely sharp, at least when stopped down, so there is no reason you can't get a 'good' lens (depending on your definiton) for very little money.
This lens was actually free, long story, but they are worth about $15 dollars. The adapter to use it on a Canon may cost more. The point is that it's razor sharp at F8, as sharp or sharper than the rather excellent 24-70/2.8 L.
IMHO, you should be more concerned with all the other aspects of photographing cars and honing those skill, lighting, composition finding and using locations. That will make much more difference to the end result than any lens that I can think of. Unless you just want to take photos of cars at car show as any wide angle zoom should do for that.