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Jan 10, 2008 13:18 as a reply to  @ post 4660851 |  #466

70-200L IS. Everything I need. Need some more zoom, throw on a tele. 17-55 will take of anything lower and the 10-20 lower than that. Only 3 lenses I'd need...well, maybe. not really...

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Jan 10, 2008 18:35 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #467

24-70L...its on the way though havent used it yet, but from all the hype i think i made a good choice for my first L :)


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Jan 17, 2008 13:47 |  #468

If you had to pick one lens for the E40D, it would be...

i'm thinking about taking the plunge into a DSLR camera but only have enough money for one lens at the moment. i am curious to know which lens would be the best choice for the E40D.

hopefully, i'm not asking a silly question. i know there are many lenses. i've used SLR's before ranging from top of the line Nikon's to Hasselblad's. they were all my dad's. i'm trying to start my own collection now.

i appreciate your time in reading this and i would like to thank you for your help in advance.

THANKS! :)

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Jan 17, 2008 13:49 as a reply to  @ meanhoe's post |  #469

well that's depend on what you like to shoot. for me it's macro so the 100 macro.

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Jan 17, 2008 13:52 as a reply to  @ meanhoe's post |  #470

I'm partial to landscape and architectural so if I had only one it would probably be the 17-40 L.


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Jan 17, 2008 14:01 as a reply to  @ meanhoe's post |  #471

My vote for the best all-around lens would be the 24-105 L. Especially if you do most of your shooting outdoors.


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Jan 17, 2008 14:03 as a reply to  @ SlowBlink's post |  #472

If indoor sports and events are your thing, and you have fairly good access, and most of the places you shoot have lousy lighting, the 85 1.8 should receive strong consideration.

Until you mention what kind of shooting you like to do, you are going to get all kinds of responses.

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Jan 17, 2008 14:16 as a reply to  @ meanhoe's post |  #473

17-55/2.8 IS if you don't mind an EF-S lens. Good for landscape and architecture. Very sharp, reasonably small and light. I've had mine for 5 months and no dust so far.

I have the 24-105/4L and found it not wide enough while shooting in a city and really not wide enough for many interior shots. But the 105mm reach is great when needed.

Since I don't have any wider angle L's, can't help you there.


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Jan 17, 2008 14:18 as a reply to  @ meanhoe's post |  #474

Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS as a general all purpose 'walkaround'; if budget more restricted, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8


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Jan 17, 2008 14:20 as a reply to  @ meanhoe's post |  #475

What do YOU like to shoot? How much money are you looking to spend?

Answer those first...


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Jan 17, 2008 14:21 as a reply to  @ meanhoe's post |  #476

As others have said, it depends a lot on you. For me, I'd pick the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8.

I mostly take "people pics" -- especially close-ups -- and I find the Tamron pretty near perfect for that.



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Jan 17, 2008 14:22 as a reply to  @ meanhoe's post |  #477

Or if you dont know what you like shooting what kinds of things intrest you... ex. sports, nature, fashion...?


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Jan 17, 2008 14:24 as a reply to  @ crazyskillz07's post |  #478

For an excellent all-rounder, the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS lens is probably the best for a crop camera.

But it costs a fair whack - and unless you give some idea of budget, in about 2 hours you will have had every single lens going recommended!


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Jan 17, 2008 14:25 as a reply to  @ meanhoe's post |  #479

1200mm f/5.6 :rolleyes:

8mm Peleng fisheye :rolleyes:

60mm 5:1 macro :rolleyes:


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Jan 17, 2008 14:25 as a reply to  @ meanhoe's post |  #480

What type of shooting in general and what's your budget for the lens?




  
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