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i am getting a 50d and i need some advice!

 
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Jan 14, 2010 01:49 |  #1

alright so my parents are going to buy me one when i graduate in may unless i get money to buy one before that. anywayssss im having some trouble deciding what lenses i want to get. im thinking about getting a tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 AF Di IILD IF Macro Lens for basic use. is that a good choice? i want to stay in the $400 range for lenses. also, i really want a macro lens because im into macro photography so im thinking about the tamron SP AF 90mm 272e f/2.8 Di Macro for my macro needs. what do you guys think? oh and thank you in advance for your advice! :D




  
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Jan 14, 2010 02:05 |  #2

18-250mm... do you really need that zoom? that's not the best choice for a "50D".


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Jan 14, 2010 02:08 |  #3

why isnt it a good choice? i dont really know too much about lenses. i just want one that i can use in lots of situations since it will be my first lens




  
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Jan 14, 2010 02:11 |  #4

i am pretty happy with my tamron 18-270mm VC but most people would tell you to break down the zoom range into atleast 3 better lenses for better IQ.

i don't a problem with mine but then again, i'm still new to this whole thing.


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Jan 14, 2010 02:13 |  #5

so then what would be a good lens to get instead of that one? and also the 90mm tamron a good macro lens?




  
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Jan 14, 2010 02:13 |  #6

I would not recommend one lens covering that far of a range. You will get decreased IQ. Something like a 17/18-50/70 and then get a 70-200 and you will be much better off =)

EDIT: If you plan to do macro the Tamron 90mm is a good lens. I would personally recommend the Sigma 105mm because it is comparably priced and will give you some more working distance which is always nice for macro.


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Jan 14, 2010 02:20 |  #7

ive heard that tamron is a better brand than sigma. is that true? cuz i really have no idea. which brand should i get? or should i just get a canon lens?




  
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Jan 14, 2010 02:28 |  #8

They're both 3rd party lenses.

Personally, I upgraded from a 20D to the 50D and was disappointed.

I would buy a 20D. That's $500.00 you can put forth for a good lens.

Then, you would be able to buy either:

EF 100 2.8 macro
EF-S 60 macro
EF 24-70L
EF 24-105L
Tamron 17-50
EF-S 17-55
or even the MPE-65 - 5:1 Macro!

and possibly a speedlite. (Depends on what you get)


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Jan 14, 2010 02:29 |  #9

I personally really like sigma. I am sure the two brands are comparable. I personally think it comes down to individual lenses oppose to a brand generalization.


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Jan 14, 2010 02:30 |  #10

nanette37 wrote in post #9390009 (external link)
ive heard that tamron is a better brand than sigma. is that true? cuz i really have no idea. which brand should i get? or should i just get a canon lens?

If you love the thrill of the 'hunt' when you shoot, sure. If not, choose USM. :D


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Jan 14, 2010 02:35 |  #11

S30L28 wrote in post #9390027 (external link)
They're both 3rd party lenses.

Personally, I upgraded from a 20D to the 50D and was disappointed.

I would buy a 20D. That's $500.00 you can put forth for a good lens.

Then, you would be able to buy either:

EF 100 2.8 macro
EF-S 60 macro
EF 24-70L
EF 24-105L
Tamron 17-50
EF-S 17-55
or even the MPE-65 - 5:1 Macro!

and possibly a speedlite. (Depends on what you get)

why were you disappointed with the 50d?




  
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Jan 14, 2010 02:41 |  #12

nanette37 wrote in post #9390043 (external link)
why were you disappointed with the 50d?

I'm interested as well


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Jan 15, 2010 02:26 |  #13

nanette37 wrote in post #9390043 (external link)
why were you disappointed with the 50d?

Mainly because I was expecting a 'huge' improvement, but barely saw any. Also had some AWB problems.


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Jan 15, 2010 02:54 |  #14
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Brian, what do you mean as a "huge" improvement? as in IQ? ISO performance? AF system? I see you moved to a 5D, I'm sure that cured everything.

In terms of the 50D, nanette, have you tried out the body? Are you buying used or new? My advice in terms of price point to overall performance would be a used 40D, however if you have tried the 50D and love it, stick with and I recommend the Tamron 18-270VC also if you want a wide-telephoto all around lens.


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Jan 15, 2010 07:47 |  #15

Congrats on the (future) new camera! The 50D is a good choice - you'll love it. Instead of an all-in-one lens like the Tamron, though, I'd recommend starting with the Canon 18-55 IS and the 55-250 IS. This would keep you within your $400 budget and would give you two terrific lenses to learn with. Both do a nice job with close-up photography. If there's any money left over in your budget, you might want to consider a Speedlite flash unit. Eventually, if you become serious about true macro, you'll want to get a macro lens as well.


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