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need help... what else (lens) should be in my bag? (realistic)

 
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Mar 20, 2011 22:31 |  #1

I have:
Canon 24-70L f/2.8
50mm f/1.8
Tokina 11-16

don't really have the budget right now, I'm thinking of getting:
canon 55-250 (for the telephoto zoom part)
I also know there'a a big gap between 16 and 24...

if I do get the 55-250, what else should I get?

Thanks..




  
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Mar 20, 2011 22:31 |  #2

budget??




  
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Mar 20, 2011 22:36 |  #3

under $400




  
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Mar 20, 2011 22:41 |  #4

55-250s a decent cheap lens, with that budget Id say that if you simply want FL... does the 85mm 1.8 interest you at all? What do you shoot?


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Mar 20, 2011 22:45 |  #5

mostly my kids, portrait...

i would use my tokina for nature/landscape shot..




  
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Mar 20, 2011 22:47 |  #6

why not wait a little more to raise your budget to $500 and get the 70-200 F4L (non IS)


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Mar 20, 2011 22:53 |  #7

kwando wrote in post #12059783 (external link)
why not wait a little more to raise your budget to $500 and get the 70-200 F4L (non IS)

i thought about that instead of getting the 55-250, but the price difference is almost $400 plus the "L" lens doesn't have IS




  
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Mar 20, 2011 23:00 |  #8

You simply need to pin down what you need a lens for first. Canon pretty much will have you covered. You don't mention Macro, I had the 60mm Macro for a while and got some nice portrait-type shots with it and then you also get the close-up ability with it too. I didn't use it that much and took it back within the return period. One man's treasure is another man's paper weight. I would save up and get the 500mm f/4, but that's me.

Point; Pinpoint your exact need: What do you like to shoot a lot of shots of? You may already have everything you need. Seems to me the 17-55 would be a better lens for you than the 24-70, but you are the final judge of that.

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Mar 20, 2011 23:06 |  #9

I don't think you should worry about the gap between 16 and 24. You should buy a flash, but failing that a 70-200 f/4 is the wiseest move. Skip the 55-250.

tagakweens wrote in post #12059714 (external link)
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I hate it when this forum says if you expand the upper limit of your budget just a little bit you can get the L, but with enough patience and a little luck you can find a 70-200 f/4 on these forums for about $450. You do have a keep the shuttle speed up, but it's a fantastic lens.


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Mar 20, 2011 23:43 |  #10

kwando wrote in post #12059783 (external link)
why not wait a little more to raise your budget to $500 and get the 70-200 F4L (non IS)

++1




  
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Mar 21, 2011 08:29 as a reply to  @ Fricks's post |  #11

If your budget is not flexible or you need something soon then you are probably on the right lens with the 55-250. It seems like anything in photography is always a compromise between budget and needs/wants. If you plan on using the lens indoors very much then the IS is going to be a help, but won't help stop motion of an active child. I ended up getting the 70-200 f/4 because I knew it would be used mainly outdoors where a wider aperture and IS weren't going to be as necessary. So if you are sure the 55-250 fits your needs then go for it, however if you aren't sure then wait until you can purchase exactly what you need. To me it's better to delay a purchase and end up happy than spend somewhat less and have buyer's remorse.


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