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Jan 02, 2010 13:50 |  #1

Helloo POTN! My friend introduced me to this community since I am getting started in photography this year :D I picked up a T1i (body only) for quite a bargain and now I need recommendations for a lens.

I'm pretty much completely new to photography so I have no idea where to start :D

Happy New Year!


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Jan 02, 2010 13:56 |  #2

r34p3rex wrote in post #9309161 (external link)
Helloo POTN! My friend introduced me to this community since I am getting started in photography this year :D I picked up a T1i (body only) for quite a bargain and now I need recommendations for a lens.

I'm pretty much completely new to photography so I have no idea where to start :D

Happy New Year!

Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II


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Jan 02, 2010 14:04 |  #3

r34p3rex wrote in post #9309161 (external link)
Helloo POTN! My friend introduced me to this community since I am getting started in photography this year :D I picked up a T1i (body only) for quite a bargain and now I need recommendations for a lens.

I'm pretty much completely new to photography so I have no idea where to start :D

Happy New Year!

I would start with the Canon EF-S 18-55 IS and a 430EX flash.

If you need a telephoto, also add the EF-S 55-250 IS.

Those two lenses coupled with the flash will take you a long way. Study some books on basic photography and practice a lot and you will learn quickly.


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Jan 02, 2010 14:10 |  #4

JeffreyG wrote in post #9309234 (external link)
I would start with the Canon EF-S 18-55 IS and a 430EX flash.

If you need a telephoto, also add the EF-S 55-250 IS.

Those two lenses coupled with the flash will take you a long way. Study some books on basic photography and practice a lot and you will learn quickly.

Is the EF-S 18-55 the standard kit lens?


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Jan 02, 2010 14:11 |  #5

my recommendation is the tamron 17-50f2.8. that's the first lens i got for my camera when i started.



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Jan 02, 2010 14:13 |  #6

r34p3rex wrote in post #9309280 (external link)
Is the EF-S 18-55 the standard kit lens?

The EF-S 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 was the kit lens for the XT and I think the XTi.

Canon later updated the lens by adding IS. The IS equipped version also has much better optics. IMO if you can live with the slow maximum aperture then the EF-S 18-55 IS is as good a lens as most of the other more expensive choices in the same range (Sigma 17-70, Tamron 17-50, Sigma 18-50, Canon 15-85 etc etc.)


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Jan 02, 2010 14:14 |  #7

Whats the budget. What do you want to start shooting - Sports/Wildlife or Lanscape etc


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Jan 02, 2010 14:15 |  #8

newbiephotographer wrote in post #9309287 (external link)
my recommendation is the tamron 17-50f2.8. that's the first lens i got for my camera when i started.

Will look into it in a few months :D Don't have that much money yet :(

JeffreyG wrote in post #9309295 (external link)
The EF-S 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 was the kit lens for the XT and I think the XTi.

Canon later updated the lens by adding IS. The IS equipped version also has much better optics. IMO if you can live with the slow maximum aperture then the EF-S 18-55 IS is as good a lens as most of the other more expensive choices in the same range (Sigma 17-70, Tamron 17-50, Sigma 18-50, Canon 15-85 etc etc.)

Ahhh I see, guess I'll go for this then :P


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Jan 02, 2010 14:24 |  #9

r34p3rex wrote in post #9309301 (external link)
Will look into it in a few months :D Don't have that much money yet :(


Ahhh I see, guess I'll go for this then :P

The EF-S 18-55 IS is hard to beat for value. The range is indispensible for most people on a 1.6X body, and the cost is low.

Most of the alternate choices that offer anything useful (the faster lenses for the most part) are quite a bit more expensive. They range from the $450 Tamron 17-50/2.8 to the $1000 Canon EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS.


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