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Apr 13, 2012 12:53 |  #7111

I may be joining your party soon... we'll see. My question: if I decide on the 60D over the Rebel 3Ti ((I'm l leaning in that direction), would I be better off with a 18-135 or 18-200 kit lens. I'll pick up either a 35 or 50mm prime soon after the initial purchase.

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Apr 13, 2012 12:57 |  #7112

Phoenixkh wrote in post #14259954 (external link)
I may be joining your party soon... we'll see. My question: if I decide on the 60D over the Rebel 3Ti ((I'm l leaning in that direction), would I be better off with a 18-135 or 18-200 kit lens. I'll pick up either a 35 or 50mm prime soon after the initial purchase.
Thanks for your input,

Whats your budget? you may want to skip the kit lenses and get the body plus a little nicer piece of glass.


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Apr 13, 2012 13:01 |  #7113

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Apr 13, 2012 13:10 |  #7114

Wow great shots Vincent.


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Apr 13, 2012 13:11 |  #7115

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Apr 13, 2012 13:13 |  #7116

Todmac,

My budget will be stretched if I buy the 60D with either of the kit lenses I mentioned. I have been trying to decide between a G1 X or getting a DSLR and I am leaning in the DSLR direction, but I'll have to start slow with the lens collecting.

Your suggestion is a good one, however. thx


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Apr 13, 2012 13:25 |  #7117

I think Todd was just trying to say that neither the 18-135 or the 18-200 are very good lenses. If your budget is tight, get the T3i with the 18-55 it's a much better lens.


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Apr 13, 2012 13:33 |  #7118

You can get the 60D body only and get a third party lens like sigma or tamron. they're way cheaper than the canons plus free hoods.


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Apr 13, 2012 13:36 |  #7119

Phoenixkh wrote in post #14260050 (external link)
Todmac,

My budget will be stretched if I buy the 60D with either of the kit lenses I mentioned. I have been trying to decide between a G1 X or getting a DSLR and I am leaning in the DSLR direction, but I'll have to start slow with the lens collecting.

Your suggestion is a good one, however. thx

you will get more versatility with the 18-200mm (this and 135 are quite similar quality) and after a few months you will see which end of the focal length you do most of your shooting and then decide to upgrade from there.

You could also consider getting the 18-55mm IS kit and the 55-250 for less than the 18-200mm and both these have better IQ than the 18-200. The latter is more convenient but only you can weigh the "convenience vs quality" importance.

side note: I've considered the G1 X as a convenient carry-on body for landscape/walk-around, but also the G12 or s100. I like keeping my 70-300L on almost fulltime unless I have a formal shoot and then the 15-85mm or 50mm goes on...


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Apr 13, 2012 13:47 |  #7120

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That is an absolutely amazing photo I love it, really good detail on the bird.


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Apr 13, 2012 14:01 |  #7121

Phoenixkh wrote in post #14259954 (external link)
I may be joining your party soon... we'll see. My question: if I decide on the 60D over the Rebel 3Ti ((I'm l leaning in that direction), would I be better off with a 18-135 or 18-200 kit lens. I'll pick up either a 35 or 50mm prime soon after the initial purchase.

Thanks for your input,

This is just my opinion but I'd skip the 18-200 (expensive and a bit heavy). Get the 18-135 IS. Is a nice all around lens and quality is not far from the 18-55 IS.
Use it and find what you like to shoot. Once you get a grip of the body and your shooting preference then spend on some nicer, faster glass.


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Apr 13, 2012 14:10 |  #7122

Immaculens,

I can spend up to that $1350 spot... and as you mentioned, I can pick up the body only and the 18-55 and 55-250 for that $350.... so it's a wash. I didn't realize those two lenses had better quality than either the 18-135 or the 18-200 lenses.

I've been reading these forums for over a year now but I was hoping I would be able to afford the best glass. I have some things in the works but it looks like they'll take a bit longer than I'd hoped and I want to get started with a DSLR. Based on my hopes, I have researched the L lenses and know next to nothing about the less expensive Canon offerings or those from 3rd party companies.

Todmac,

Did you have another suggestion for the body and a better lens for around $1350?


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Apr 13, 2012 14:23 |  #7123

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That is an absolutely amazing photo I love it, really good detail on the bird.

Thanks for the kind words - Lightroom 4's "Shadow" & "Clarity" sliders can be your friend when you want some more detail to shine through. Again thanks.

There is some marvelous portraiture (and lighting knowhow) and other talents on this thread that I could only 'hope' to attain some day...


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Apr 13, 2012 14:28 |  #7124

Phoenixkh wrote in post #14259954 (external link)
I may be joining your party soon... we'll see. My question: if I decide on the 60D over the Rebel 3Ti ((I'm l leaning in that direction), would I be better off with a 18-135 or 18-200 kit lens. I'll pick up either a 35 or 50mm prime soon after the initial purchase.

Thanks for your input,

60d feels better but that 18-135 is super soft on corners, I'd definitely opt for the 18-55 is II and Then save up for something better. Actually I would rather get a single 50 1.4 and foot zoom until I saved more money, cheap lenses have so little resale value when they get replaced by something better, I am right in the middle of such a situation.


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Apr 13, 2012 14:30 |  #7125

Try not to sweat it too much - lenses if cared for can keep their value pretty good for resale. I suggest getting the 18-55 kit with the 60D (cheap way to buy a new lens) and insist on a deal price for the 55-250. Then save for better glass based on your preferred focal length. Shoot the 55-250 at f/7.1 or so and you will have good quality on the long end.

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Immaculens,

I can spend up to that $1350 spot... and as you mentioned, I can pick up the body only and the 18-55 and 55-250 for that $350.... so it's a wash. I didn't realize those two lenses had better quality than either the 18-135 or the 18-200 lenses.

I've been reading these forums for over a year now but I was hoping I would be able to afford the best glass. I have some things in the works but it looks like they'll take a bit longer than I'd hoped and I want to get started with a DSLR. Based on my hopes, I have researched the L lenses and know next to nothing about the less expensive Canon offerings or those from 3rd party companies.

Todmac,

Did you have another suggestion for the body and a better lens for around $1350?


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