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Jun 16, 2017 07:15 |  #602

Of all the lens that I have bought one of my favourites is my cheapest and the lightest that I own Canon EF-S 24mm STM. Coupled with my Canon 40D (which is 10 years old this year) it takes some great images and is a great walk around lens.



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Jun 16, 2017 08:50 |  #603

kerryN wrote in post #18379743 (external link)
Of all the lens that I have bought one of my favourites is my cheapest and the lightest that I own. Coupled with my Canon 40D (which is 10 years old this year) it takes some great images and is a great walk around lens.

Nice shots Kerry. I like the dog/tunnel shot particularly. There's a sense of foreboding about it.

What lens did you actually use? I didn't see it listed.

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Jun 16, 2017 09:03 |  #604

BushWacker wrote in post #18374391 (external link)
My opinion (and I am not the thread starter) is anything under $500 New Retail is pretty cheap but anything under $300 is really cheap.

It's interesting that everything is relative. On these forums, where people regularly talk about which $1000+ "L" lens they should buy, $500 is cheap. But talk to your typical, non-photo enthusiast looking at Rebels at Best Buy, and they might have a very different opinion.

I think it's hard to specify a cost limit. MSRP in the US for the 18-135 STM lens is $549.99. Is that a cheap lens? What about a 17-40L that goes used for $400?

It's like (US Supreme Court Justice) Potter Stewart's description of obscenity: "I know it when I see it".

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PS - I've been lurking on this thread for a while. There are a lot of great images here! I have a couple of my own, taken with the 55-250 STM, that I will post over the weekend.


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Jun 16, 2017 10:10 |  #605

mcoren wrote in post #18379805 (external link)
Nice shots Kerry. I like the dog/tunnel shot particularly. There's a sense of foreboding about it.

What lens did you actually use? I didn't see it listed.

Mike

DUH! I forgot to add the lens! It is one of those days! I have now edited it to include the info: Canon EF-S 24mm STM.

Someone else mentioned the sense of foreboding, but I just see a very impatient dog who is once again having to be my model and wait while I take the photo! LOL




  
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Jun 16, 2017 21:33 |  #606

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PS - I've been lurking on this thread for a while. There are a lot of great images here! I have a couple of my own, taken with the 55-250 STM, that I will post over the weekend.

OK, here are some pics from the National Zoo in Washington DC, taken with the Canon EF-S 55-250 STM on a 70D.

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Jun 16, 2017 21:34 |  #607

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Jun 16, 2017 21:35 |  #608

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Jun 16, 2017 23:08 |  #609

In a place where equipment talks, i'm happy to see this thread is still going. :)


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Jun 17, 2017 01:47 |  #610

mcoren wrote in post #18379815 (external link)
I think it's hard to specify a cost limit. MSRP in the US for the 18-135 STM lens is $549.99. Is that a cheap lens? What about a 17-40L that goes used for $400? It's like (US Supreme Court Justice) Potter Stewart's description of obscenity: "I know it when I see it".

Funny you brought up the 18-135m because that is exactly the lens I do consider to be a pretty good quality (and not a cheapo) lens. Most people I know that shoot with a cheap camera body won't spend over $300 for a lens but there are plenty of people with $2k+ bodies that will buy a cheap lens under $300. I agree it's hard to specify but there are some that think their 135m f/2.0L is a cheap lens because it didn't cost them near the $10k they shelled out for the 400m L!

I bought my first really cheap lens (Yongnuo 35m f/2.0) which got me started on this thread. It takes great pictures and there are so many fantastic ones in this thread. The build quality is very cheap and the auto-focus is hit and miss so I just pretend I'm using a Zeiss with manual focus.


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Jun 17, 2017 10:37 |  #611

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Jun 17, 2017 13:32 as a reply to  @ post 18356679 |  #612

This is from the member who started this thread "For the purposes of this thread, let's keep it real cheap. No "L"s to be sure and most prosumer glass is not what I'd consider cheap. I'm talking nifty fifty, pancake, 28-135IS & 28-105 II, 18-55, cheap third party glass, etc. "

A quick "google" canon sell the 28-135IS for 479.99 USC IMHO any lens at this price and below should be fair game to post to this thread.


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Jun 17, 2017 13:44 |  #613

Copper NYC wrote in post #18380638 (external link)
This is from the member who started this thread "For the purposes of this thread, let's keep it real cheap. No "L"s to be sure and most prosumer glass is not what I'd consider cheap. I'm talking nifty fifty, pancake, 28-135IS & 28-105 II, 18-55, cheap third party glass, etc. "

A quick "google" canon sell the 28-135IS for 479.99 USC IMHO any lens at this price and below should be fair game to post to this thread.

That would be me and I didn't know the 28-135 was still being sold as new. As a personal guide (and for the purposes of this thread) I think anything under $300 is sufficiently cheap enough. But, cheap is relative...


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Jun 17, 2017 15:20 as a reply to  @ twoshadows's post |  #614

Where do we make or brake the dollar limit? It's up to you.


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Jun 17, 2017 15:50 |  #615

Copper NYC wrote in post #18380694 (external link)
Where do we make or brake the dollar limit? It's up to you.

Rather than thinking of it in terms of an arbitrary currency, perhaps it is better to ask whether or not the lens is coveted.


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