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Feb 06, 2010 16:11 |  #1

If you had $500 to spend on a lens, what would you buy?




  
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Feb 06, 2010 16:32 |  #2

What gear do you currently have? What kind of pictures do you like taking? You need to give some type of information because everybody has different needs.

e: vvv Apparantly I'm a fool. If I had 500$ right now I'd go pick myself up a Sigma 30 1.4


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Feb 06, 2010 16:34 |  #3

shmoogy wrote in post #9555449 (external link)
What gear do you currently have? What kind of pictures do you like taking? You need to give some type of information because everybody has different needs.

the OP asked which lens would you buy :D.

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Feb 06, 2010 16:37 |  #4

Probably some kind of fisheye, just for fun. :D


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Feb 06, 2010 16:41 as a reply to  @ amyandmark3's post |  #5

same, id try n find a used sigma 10mm fisheye lens


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Feb 06, 2010 16:45 |  #6

I would look for a great deal on a 17-40L ;)


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Feb 06, 2010 16:52 as a reply to  @ bsheasby's post |  #7

I have a rebel XS with kit lens, the nifty fifty, and a Tamron 70-300. I take pet and people portraits. I would like to upgrade to a better lens beyond the kit, but $500 is my max spending limit.




  
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Feb 06, 2010 16:55 |  #8

You are in the same boat I was: The best ways for you to spend your money are either 17-50 Tamron + a flash, or 70-200 F/4 L. If you want to stay on budget. Both of them will allow you to do portraiture and pet photos.

e: I sold my kit lens + 75-300 and used that money in addition to the 500$ I was willing to spend to buy both lenses and some cheapo flashes.


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Feb 06, 2010 16:57 |  #9

I would buy another 30mm SIGMA ! LOL! Well I guess I will try my luck with 50mm Sigma prime or the 60mm macro (Canon) ..


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Feb 06, 2010 16:58 |  #10

This is a total newbie question, but I see a lot of people going for 17-50 lenses. Isn't this about the same range as the kit lens?

Forgot to mention to I do have a 430EX flash also.

I was considering the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8




  
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Feb 06, 2010 16:58 |  #11

First I'd get a 1.4x TC and some macro tubes. If that doesn't count, then it'd be a 200 f/2.8.




  
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Feb 06, 2010 17:03 |  #12

jeljohns wrote in post #9555610 (external link)
This is a total newbie question, but I see a lot of people going for 17-50 lenses. Isn't this about the same range as the kit lens?

Forgot to mention to I do have a 430EX flash also.

I was considering the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8

It's the same range but it's a constant 2.8 aperture, so it doesn't change if you zoom in. It allows you to shoot faster in low light and a few other pluses. If you like the nifty 50 but find it a little bit too cropped in on a zoom ( I know I do, I'm going to sell mine to put $ towards the sigma 30 1.4), then you might want to try a nice prime in the 20-30 range.


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Feb 06, 2010 17:11 |  #13

If you are on a tripod then the 70-200 f4 non-is, quality is great. Primes are better at bokeh but still good on this lens.


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Feb 06, 2010 17:21 |  #14

Right now, Sigma 50mm f/1.4


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Feb 06, 2010 17:30 |  #15

O ya, Sigma 50 1.4 for me as well.


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