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If you could buy one lens what would it be & why?

 
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Nov 08, 2009 17:10 |  #46

50mm F1.0L
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Nov 08, 2009 17:15 |  #47

400 2.8 because it looks cool


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Nov 08, 2009 18:37 |  #48

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+1. That'd be all I wanted.


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Nov 08, 2009 18:51 |  #49

85mm f/1.2 mark II
I have it and it's the best lens I've ever owned. Some people will agree with me, others won't. I don't care! That's how I see it.


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Nov 08, 2009 19:57 as a reply to  @ Bill Roberts's post |  #50

85L. For me, it's not too wide and long enough for most of what I shoot. Also, it's one awesome lens.


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Nov 08, 2009 20:15 |  #51

Along the same lines as the original question, I have the opportunity to buy a slightly used T1i. The seller wants to keep the kit 18-55mm IS lens. This would be my first DSLR. Should I buy the 18-55mm IS lens elsewhere to go with this camera? Or should I use the opportunity to acquire a different lens that will work for a beginner but also give me more room to "grow"? For instance, an EF 28-135 IS?


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Nov 08, 2009 20:16 |  #52

jusdadrumr wrote in post #8979730 (external link)
Along the same lines as the original question, I have the opportunity to buy a slightly used T1i. The seller wants to keep the kit 18-55mm IS lens. This would be my first DSLR. Should I buy the 18-55mm IS lens elsewhere to go with this camera? Or should I use the opportunity to acquire a different lens that will work for a beginner but also give me more room to "grow"? For instance, an EF 28-135 IS?


how much $$$ do you want to spend?


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Nov 08, 2009 20:23 |  #53

DreDaze wrote in post #8979736 (external link)
how much $$$ do you want to spend?

Well, if I'm quickly going to want a different lense, I don't want to spend the $$ on the 18-55 unless you think that would be a good starter lens for the price. I'd rather spend more if there is something better to start with that will be used more in the future. Hope that makes sense. I'm not sure since I'm new at this type stuff.


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Nov 08, 2009 20:25 |  #54

jusdadrumr wrote in post #8979781 (external link)
Well, if I'm quickly going to want a different lense, I don't want to spend the $$ on the 18-55 unless you think that would be a good starter lens for the price. I'd rather spend more if there is something better to start with that will be used more in the future. Hope that makes sense. I'm not sure since I'm new at this type stuff.

i think the 18-55mm IS is a good starter lens...if you buy used, you won't lose much if you decide to resell it...if you want to get a better lens within the same range, you'll probably have to spend at least $300


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Nov 08, 2009 20:25 |  #55

35mm f1.4L


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Nov 08, 2009 20:26 |  #56

DreDaze wrote in post #8979790 (external link)
i think the 18-55mm IS is a good starter lens...if you buy used, you won't lose much if you decide to resell it...if you want to get a better lens within the same range, you'll probably have to spend at least $300

Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.


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Nov 08, 2009 20:27 |  #57

jusdadrumr wrote in post #8979797 (external link)
Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.


you might want to start a new thread...you'll get more replies, more opinions and more help

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Nov 08, 2009 20:29 |  #58

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Nov 08, 2009 20:33 |  #59

If money wasn't an issue, I'd get a 5D2 + 35L over here. I know I know, that's two, but they were made for each other!


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Nov 08, 2009 20:41 as a reply to  @ Headshotzx's post |  #60

As much as I like my 70-200 f4 IS, I wouldn't mind trading up someday to the 2.8 IS



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