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May 08, 2014 15:13 |  #31

Another vote for the 30 1.4A here :)


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May 08, 2014 15:14 |  #32

gonzogolf wrote in post #16890987 (external link)
It depends on what you shoot. If you shoot people you would be amazed at what a good flash can do for your photography, perhaps more than any lens.

What would be a good flash without breaking the bank since most of the time it would just sit in my camera bag?


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May 08, 2014 15:15 |  #33

jhartley wrote in post #16891011 (external link)
I have thought about selling my T3 and the kit lenses and getting a SL1 since my wife said she thought it was a good size for her to use and I think a 30mm would be good on it and not too big.

Another advantage of a 30mm lens is that it is considered normal for a crop camera, meaning that its field of view is close to what human eyes see without help from any optics. Shots taken with this lens look "normal".


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May 08, 2014 15:42 |  #34

jhartley wrote in post #16891020 (external link)
What would be a good flash without breaking the bank since most of the time it would just sit in my camera bag?

The canon 430exII can be had for around $200. The YN ETTL models range from $70 to $120 or so and you have options there regarding features. I dont pretend to keep up with their offerings but some are full featured.




  
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May 08, 2014 16:27 |  #35

jhartley wrote in post #16891020 (external link)
What would be a good flash without breaking the bank since most of the time it would just sit in my camera bag?

The 430ex2, or even a used 430ex/580ex/580ex2. If you really don't care about it, then perhaps the chinese knockoffs would be OK for you. The real key is getting one that has a tilt/swivel head so you can bounce it (and have a diffuser on it) for fill. Well used flash will significantly improve your pictures indoors.


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May 08, 2014 19:24 |  #36

you might want to look into comparison's of the tamron 70-300 vc. vs the 55-250stm. From what I have read the stm is actually sharp at 250 wide open where as you need f8 and 270mm or so to get a sharp shot from the tammy ( I know the tamron has been the budget choice for a while because it is longer than the old 55-250 and just as sharp at 300 as the canon was at 250, but I don't think that is the case anymore given the extra stop you can shoot at and the fact that the stm is sharper), I don't own either but if I was buying I would go with the stm (especially given it is only 200 bucks bundled with a camera).


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May 08, 2014 20:03 |  #37

40mm would be a waste of money for reasons everyone has covered. Put the money saved towards 77mm filters for the 17-55 and 10-22. Hope that your future telephoto zoom is 77mm too.


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May 10, 2014 20:54 |  #38

I know this is not really "some point down the road" but this is a hell of a deal on a 10-22 with full 1 year warranty. $442

http://shop.usa.canon.​com …m-f-35-45-usm-refurbished (external link)


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