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What should be my next lens?

 
AvailableLight
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Mar 18, 2012 20:35 |  #1

Hello,

I'm a newb. Got into photography a couple of months ago. My gear is Canon Rebel T3i w/18-55 kit lens, 55-250mm, and the 50mm 1.8. "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson was amazing and I can now take better pictures not only with the Rebel but with my P&S and even my cell phone. I'm taking an evening photography class but honestly so far I've learned more from Bryan's book than from the class.

I'm traveling to Florida in a few weeks and have the "itch" to get a new lens. I plan to take as many types of pictures as possible when I go down there (landscape, portrait, evening, indoor, beach :shock:, etc). I understand my consumer-level lenses take good shots (the 50mm takes excellent shots as we all know), but part of me wants to step things up a bit, if you can relate.

I've been scouring reviews, blogs, etc for weeks, trying to make up my mind. Deep inside I know I want to eventually get 24-105 f/4L, but I'm also very interested in the Tamron 17-50 2.8 (non-VC) which I hear it's great. Another part of me is considering a wider prime lens because I really enjoy taking pictures with my 50mm prime.

What would you guys do if you were me?

a) Get the 24-105
b) Get the 17-50 Tamron and box up the 18-55 kit lens
c) Get a wider prime (30mm or wider)
d) Stick to what I have for now
e) None of the above (insert suggestion)

Thanks in advance, everyone.

AJ


AJ
Rebel T3i (600D)
18-55 | 55-250 | 50 1.8 | 60 2.8 macro | 15-85 | 430 EXII

  
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rral22
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Mar 18, 2012 20:40 |  #2

Don't buy a thing just yet. Use the equipment you have until you KNOW what lens you need to get the pictures your present lenses cannot produce. It is very foolish to spend money when you have no idea what you need; the odds of it being a waste of money are just too high.

Shoot lots of pictures. Pay attention to when you run into the limits of the lenses you own. If you find any consistent limits that are hindering your photography, come back and talk about how to solve those specific problems, but asking on a photography forum about how to spend your money is not a very good idea. Everyone will tell you what THEY think they would need for THEIR photography, and you will end up spending money on something THEY might use. You need to learn what YOU need before you open your wallet.




  
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AvailableLight
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Mar 18, 2012 20:46 |  #3

rral22 wrote in post #14109841 (external link)
Don't buy a thing just yet. Use the equipment you have until you KNOW what lens you need to get the pictures your present lenses cannot produce. It is very foolish to spend money when you have no idea what you need; the odds of it being a waste of money are just too high.

Shoot lots of pictures. Pay attention to when you run into the limits of the lenses you own. If you find any consistent limits that are hindering your photography, come back and talk about how to solve those specific problems, but asking on a photography forum about how to spend your money is not a very good idea. Everyone will tell you what THEY think they would need for THEIR photography, and you will end up spending money on something THEY might use. You need to learn what YOU need before you open your wallet.

What you say makes perfect sense. I appreciate it, rral22!


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