Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 10 Jan 2009 (Saturday) 18:25
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Lens upgrade

 
Ryan7490
Senior Member
264 posts
Joined Jan 2009
     
Jan 10, 2009 18:25 |  #1

Ok I was told in the Canon Eos cameras section that I really need a lens upgrade, and I should go in here to get help.

I would like one that has the IS feature and I know that canon has a few of these but I'm not sure which ones best. I do alot of traveling and dont have a tripod with me. Does the IS really work well or not?

And I plan on replacing my XT with a 40D.

Edit: I use the 18-55 about 75% of the time. I can't afford L lenses unfortunately...


Nikon D610, 50 f/1.8, 70-300 VRII


 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
bohdank
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
14,060 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
     
Jan 10, 2009 18:27 |  #2

To start... of thr 2 lenses you have, which one do you use the most. Trying to get an ideal of what focal range would be more useful for you. Yes, IS works to lower camera shake. It doesn't do anything to lower subject blur.


Bohdan - I may be, and probably am, completely wrong.
Gear List

Montreal Concert, Event and Portrait Photographer (external link)
Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
aqua_regia
Member
Avatar
57 posts
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Riverside, CA
     
Jan 10, 2009 18:35 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #3

Sounds like you could benefit from a 17-55 f/2.8 IS

It is wicked sharp and the IS can help quite a bit.


Rebel XSi // Wide Bride // Nifty fiddy // Brick // Milkbottle // Dusty Trombone // Macro Polo
Wishlist: The Holy Trinity
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Ryan7490
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
264 posts
Joined Jan 2009
     
Jan 10, 2009 18:40 |  #4

$800! I can get a 40D body for that much!


Nikon D610, 50 f/1.8, 70-300 VRII


 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
aqua_regia
Member
Avatar
57 posts
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Riverside, CA
     
Jan 10, 2009 18:44 |  #5

Well, you can invest in a better body but still have mediocre glass, or invest in good glass and upgrade to a better body later.

Most will tell you glass > bodies


Rebel XSi // Wide Bride // Nifty fiddy // Brick // Milkbottle // Dusty Trombone // Macro Polo
Wishlist: The Holy Trinity
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
packpe89
Senior Member
Avatar
731 posts
Likes: 1
Joined May 2007
Location: North Carolina
     
Jan 10, 2009 18:48 |  #6

Good glass usually cost more than bodies and the 17-55 IS is good glass.

Little more info would help, do you shoot much low light? Budget? What range does the kit miss?

There is a kit lens with IS. Also Sigma and Tamron and Canon all make IS lens in the 18-200 range.


Canon 7D, 40D, 300f2.8L, 70-200f2.8L IS, Sigma 30f1.4, 60EF-S 2.8 Macro, 15-85EF-S , Sigma 10-20, A couple of flashes, strobes and stuff.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
aqua_regia
Member
Avatar
57 posts
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Riverside, CA
     
Jan 10, 2009 18:49 |  #7

The 17-85 IS may be a bit more suited for your budget, but it is definitely not as optically excellent as the 17-55.

It is a step up from your kit lens, though.


Rebel XSi // Wide Bride // Nifty fiddy // Brick // Milkbottle // Dusty Trombone // Macro Polo
Wishlist: The Holy Trinity
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DreDaze
happy with myself for not saying anything stupid
Avatar
18,229 posts
Gallery: 45 photos
Likes: 2740
Joined Mar 2006
Location: S.F. Bay Area
     
Jan 10, 2009 18:56 |  #8

18-55IS, and 55-250IS look like your best budget lenses

just saw you use the 18-55 more so maybe go for just a tamron 17-50 2.8
i'd also still try and upgrade your 75-300 to the 55-250IS


Andre or Dre
gear list
Instagram (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
capt_tast
Member
133 posts
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Kentucky
     
Jan 10, 2009 18:59 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #9

I had the exact same setup as you. I recently got a 50D.
Depends on what you want. I mostly buy Sigma. I don't make money with my camera, so I don't need L.
I have the Sigma 18-200 OS and it is a great lens. You can find Galleries on PBase.com


Canon 50D (Thanks Mrs. Clause)/Canon XT/Sigma 50-150mm/Sigma 105mm Macro/Sigma 10-20mm UWA/Sigma 18-200/Canon nifty fifty/Lots of other goodies.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ssracer
Goldmember
1,855 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Dec 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
     
Jan 10, 2009 19:09 |  #10

I have a similar set of lenses. My 18-55 is IS (newer kit lens) but I have the same 75-300. I am upgrading that lens to the 55-250 IS.


- Sean
my gear
my flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
minimalfear
Member
Avatar
192 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Mar 2008
     
Jan 10, 2009 19:21 |  #11

No brainer . . .17-55 IS and forget about "new" . . .just become a regular here and scan the used glass listed in the For Sale section. Be patient and a great deal will come along.

...also scan the photography section of your local craigs list - altho THAT lens is a rare bird, much more frequently seen for sale here than on Craigs List.


Ô¿Ô
T
RecycLing gLass
in South Jersey

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Ryan7490
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
264 posts
Joined Jan 2009
     
Jan 10, 2009 19:23 |  #12

was just told that its not a great lens.

I didnt even notice the for sale section, I'll go check that out.


Nikon D610, 50 f/1.8, 70-300 VRII


 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,077 views & 0 likes for this thread
Lens upgrade
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Evans7up
836 guests, 231 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.