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Need to buy 60D, Shall i buy with lens or without?

 
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Aug 31, 2012 14:15 |  #1

guys
i'm gonna go to market to buy a 60D tomorrow
Now . need a suggestion
shall i buy with
1. 18-55mm kit lens?
2. 18-135mm Kit lens?
3. Body only with a zoom lens (Suggest me the lens as well)

What should i get in your opinion
How does kit lens performs?
i'm mostly doing landscape n portraits.
So help would be appreciated.


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Aug 31, 2012 14:25 |  #2

Do you have any lenses now? If you don't have any lenses, then we need to know what your budget is going to be so we can suggest a few lenses in that price range.

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Aug 31, 2012 14:33 |  #3

I dont have any lens at the moment.
well, well after buying the Body only of Canon 60D, i ll have around 250$ i guess


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Aug 31, 2012 14:37 |  #4

Then get the 18-55 kit lens, that will cover you for landscapes, then the 50mm F1.8 which will do portraits superbly on your new camera. Congratulations, there's lots to learn on here.


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Aug 31, 2012 14:37 |  #5

ekfaysal wrote in post #14931817 (external link)
I dont have any lens at the moment.
well, well after buying the Body only of Canon 60D, i ll have around 250$ i guess

Any chance you can bump that up?

Also would you consider used and refurb?


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Aug 31, 2012 14:43 |  #6

h14nha wrote in post #14931829 (external link)
Then get the 18-55 kit lens, that will cover you for landscapes, then the 50mm F1.8 which will do portraits superbly on your new camera. Congratulations, there's lots to learn on here.

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Aug 31, 2012 14:44 |  #7

Speedster159 wrote in post #14931834 (external link)
Any chance you can bump that up?

Also would you consider used and refurb?

well, Just a little i guess
and yeah can also prefer used/refub.
but as i'm not aware of the exact stufff. it will be a problem choosing one


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Aug 31, 2012 15:11 |  #8

ekfaysal wrote in post #14931865 (external link)
well, Just a little i guess
and yeah can also prefer used/refub.
but as i'm not aware of the exact stufff. it will be a problem choosing one

Buying a used or refurb would save you enough to buy a used Tamaron 17-50 f/2.8 non-vc, a versatile lens many love on these forums.

getting the 18-135 kit lens that comes with it plus a 50 f/1.8 isn't a bad idea, either. If you don't like the kit lens, you can always sell it and get something else.


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Aug 31, 2012 15:12 |  #9

If you can go through CLP you can save enough money to really open up your lens budget/selection. I would aim for a 15-85 as a single lens solution for the intermediate term.


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Aug 31, 2012 15:24 |  #10

ekfaysal,

I'm sure there is no one "right" lens, but when I purchased my 60D, I asked the same question before I placed the order and several people recommended I get the 15-85 EFs lens instead of one of the kit lenses. I like it a lot since it goes quite a bit more wide for landscapes and is longer than the 18-55 kit lens. The Image Quality (IQ) is usually excellent. It is more expensive than your budget allows at the moment: around $600 used here, Amazon or eBay. It was more than I wanted to spend as well so I ended up getting a refurbished 60D at the Canon Direct site. You didn't mention your location so I don't know if this is an option for you or not, since I think it's only available in the States. http://shop.usa.canon.​com …gory_10051_1005​1_-1_29252 (external link)

You can also use CLP (Canon Loyalty Program) and get another 20% off which brings the total to around $700 total, depending on your local state sales tax. If you can or want to go this route, it might save you enough to enable more lens options. https://photography-on-the.net …hp?t=948785&hig​hlight=CLP

I wish you well with which ever lens you choose. I'm sure you'll get some great photos with any of the choices mentioned above, including mine.


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Aug 31, 2012 15:37 |  #11

thanks very much mate

Sounds like OP may possibly be from the UK and ineligible for the CLP.




  
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Aug 31, 2012 16:46 |  #12

Get the 60D packaged with an 18-135mm lens. Use the remaining funds for an E-TTL flash that will tilt and swivel. Keep saving if you will be short of funds to buy the flash when getting the camera and lens.

Another option would be the 60D with an 18-55 and a 55-250 lens. Then you would likely not have anything left for a flash. I expect you will ultimately want a flash. The performance of built-in flashes is very poor.

I mention a lens longer than 50mm in both scenarios because most people have been using a telephoto lens of some type and will want something longer than 50mm.

Buying a body and lens package can usually save some money and sometimes a significant amount.


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Aug 31, 2012 22:05 |  #13

thanks very much guys.
love you all for your prompt and sincere reply
Hats off
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Sep 01, 2012 07:59 |  #14

I'd suggest the 60D with 18-135 over the 18-55 .. Much better one lens solution. Even if I was to get a 55-250 to go along with it- I'd still take a 18-135 over a 18-55 - ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. that focal length is far more useful than the 18-55 is- less lens swapping- less missed shots. The only lens I'd take over the 18-135 as the only lens- would be - a 15-85. But it's not a cheap lens. CLP might be a good idea to check out- if you are comfortable that way.

If and when you can afford it- the next thing up should be a quality tilt/swivel flash- like a 430 EX II/580 EX II.

Overall, unless I needed the ergonomics of the larger body- I'd take the t4i w/18-135 STM lens - which is indeed better- than the original 18-135 IS lens. The T4i is really a mini-60D+ as it has most features of the 60D plus some- only in a smaller body.


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Sep 02, 2012 01:17 |  #15

Guys. Got my 60D last evening. liking it alot at the moment.
got it with 18-55, as 18-135 was way out of my budget.. as i had to get 50mm 1.8 prime lens as well.
Planning to save some money to get 70-200 or something similar in near future.
Thanks all for suggestions . Love this forum


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