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Jan 15, 2010 21:36 |  #16

buy a 50 f/1.8 if you want speed for cheap and to see if you like primes

buy a 55 to 200 if you need tele for cheap

70 to 200 f/4l or 2.8l IS even

if you want uwa buy a tokina 12-24 or 11-16 or a 10mm fisheye

and finally if you want to replace the kit lens the 17-55 IS usm is a great option

i dont know your budget but those are good options and always buy the best you can afford when it comes to glass

i know my kit doesent exactly match my suggestions lol


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Jan 15, 2010 23:05 |  #17

If you like portraits and photographing people, then get the 50 f/1.8. Its the best value for money for a lens.


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Jan 15, 2010 23:09 |  #18

Mine was the 55-250 IS to go along with my 18-55 IS. I wanted some reach and this was the best for the price. The next was a nifty fifty =)


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Jan 16, 2010 00:41 |  #19

17-85mm IS was my first lens. I was ravving all about it when I first used it ;)


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Jan 16, 2010 07:22 |  #20

18-55 kit lens with XTi, followed by a 55-250 IS and a nifty fifty.

currently I just have the 50 1.8 and a 70-300 IS, in the market for another wide-standard walkaround my 18-55 went with my XTi


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Jan 16, 2010 10:13 |  #21

EF-S 17 - 85.


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Jan 16, 2010 10:15 |  #22

28-135, still have it for my son to use. He likes it. I used it for over a year before upgrading to the 17-40 and 24-70.


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Jan 16, 2010 10:16 |  #23

Canon 50mm f/1.8 II definitely. :D

Opened my eyes to the world of fast primes. And opened my wallet too. :lol:


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Jan 16, 2010 10:16 |  #24

melz wrote in post #9398965 (external link)
I picked up the 50mm f/1.8 II after getting my kit simply because it came highly recommended. But I learned quite a bit from owning it like "ahh, so this is what it means by speed", etc.

I'll second this. The only drawback is that you can't zoom with "prime" lenses, but I never had too much of a problem adjusting to it.




  
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Jan 16, 2010 10:19 |  #25

in order of purchase
75-300
17-85
28-135
50 1.4
24-105L
16-35L


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Jan 16, 2010 10:49 as a reply to  @ scpictaker's post |  #26

Next lens after the kitlens was the tamron 28-75 f/2.8 because i was mustly busy with portraits and wanted a better allrounder than the 18-55IS kitlens.

After that:
24-105L f/4 IS USM Canon
55-250IS Canon
70-200L f/4 IS USM Canon
50mm f/1.8 Canon
100 f/2.8 Macro Canon
10-22 Canon
New: Sigma 18-50 f/2.8-4.5 OS HSM, very good and not to expensive. Better than the 18-55IS and the 17-85IS.


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Jan 16, 2010 10:55 |  #27

My first lens that I bought (for a dSLR, I'm not going to go back to when I used film in the 90's) was the EF-S 18-55 that came with my Rebel XT. I used this lens for about 6 months.

After 6 months I knew I wanted a faster lens with the same basic range and so I added the EF-S 17-55.

I don't have either of those lenses anymore (nor my third lens, the EF-S 10-22) because I no longer own any 1.6X bodies.


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Jan 16, 2010 11:03 as a reply to  @ JeffreyG's post |  #28

i had the 18-55IS with mine & that's not a bad lens at all really for a kit one. i soon added the 50mm 1.8 & absolutely love it for the budget cost :cool:
i'm saving for another lens now but not got no further as i don't know whether to go for the 55-250IS to match the kit lens & still keep use of all my filters or to go for something like the canon/sigma 18-200?!?!??! :rolleyes:


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Jan 16, 2010 12:28 |  #29

My very first lens purchase was the Tamron 18-200mm 3.5-6.3 because I thought that getting an all in one lens was a great idea. At the same time I purchased the Tamron I also bought the Canon 50mm 1.8 because it was so inexpensive. I still have the Canon 50mm but the Tamron was the first lens I ever sold if that tells you anything.


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Jan 16, 2010 13:34 |  #30

plasticmotif wrote in post #9400607 (external link)
18-55 came with my XT, i bought a 50 1.8 after.

Same here. Soon after I bought a 70-200 f/4L


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