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emu248mafia
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Jul 19, 2009 16:15 |  #1

Hello!

New to the site and love it here, i get jealous a lot sometimes though. Being a college student means little money. Well my birthday is comming up and i want to add to my arisnal but, i dunno what i should have.


What i have now:
Canon Rebel (300D), 50 F1.8, 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 USM.

Here's the criteria, looking to stay within up to 200$

I was reading the sticky on the best lense's for a a certin price range and was thinking about getting the nifty250 IS

I like shooting out doors a lot, but i want to know what would be the best lense to have in my bag of tricks. Thanks!


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Jul 19, 2009 18:10 |  #2

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Jul 19, 2009 19:31 |  #3

I recently bought the "nifty 250" refurb from adorama for $200, and have been very impressed so far (I'm a poor college student as well). I've only really gotten to use it twice, but so far, I've found it really great. The bokeh is quite good for such an inexpensive lens, and I find the autofocus fairly quick. Racked out at 250mm, you can really see the IS at work, it makes me never want to buy a NON-IS lens ever again! It definitely should be used outdoors, but I think it's a good starter until you can upgrade to a 70-200.


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Jul 19, 2009 21:34 |  #4

sboyer wrote in post #8308426 (external link)
I recently bought the "nifty 250" refurb from adorama for $200, and have been very impressed so far (I'm a poor college student as well). I've only really gotten to use it twice, but so far, I've found it really great. The bokeh is quite good for such an inexpensive lens, and I find the autofocus fairly quick. Racked out at 250mm, you can really see the IS at work, it makes me never want to buy a NON-IS lens ever again! It definitely should be used outdoors, but I think it's a good starter until you can upgrade to a 70-200.


Thanks for the responses.

I like taking a variety of pictures i tend to take my camera when im going out places. I like taking nature pics along with still life type photos. Than again i also like taking pics of people as well. I have been wanting a nice zoom as i grew up on a lake and my parents house is on it so some of the wildlife is hard to get up too.

I also want crisp clear pictures as well, though i know i can't have all because that will make the lense's more expensive.


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Jul 19, 2009 23:52 as a reply to  @ emu248mafia's post |  #5

looking at your budget and your interests, it seems the nifty-250 would probably be perfect...

you don't seem to mention taking pictures at night, which is the only thing the 250's not very good at (witness the aperture...)

for people photos and closeish wildlife the 55-250 on a crop should do nicely...

(PS: all the above opinions based on other people's views of the lens as I don't/haven't own/ed it myself...)


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Jul 20, 2009 00:10 |  #6

Yep, it sounds like the 55-250 IS would be a great lens for you.

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Jul 20, 2009 00:27 |  #7

bps wrote in post #8309778 (external link)
Yep, it sounds like the 55-250 IS would be a great lens for you.

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I agree. It's a great lens for the value.


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Jul 20, 2009 00:33 |  #8

You may see about selling the 28-80 on ebay and picking up a used 18-55 IS. Much better standard lens than your 28-80 IMO. Might cost you 40 out of pocket and will match perfectly with the 55-250.


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Jul 20, 2009 01:31 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #9

Based upon your stated purpose and budget, the 55-250 is probably your best bet. Any noticeable improvement is going to cost at least twice your stated budget, even if you buy used (e.g., 70-300 IS or 70-200 f/4 non-IS).


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Jul 20, 2009 01:34 |  #10

I know some people who have similar kit to you that bought a 55-250 IS and they're very happy with it. Perhaps also look at upgrading your 28-80 to an 18-55 IS...


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Jul 20, 2009 07:24 as a reply to  @ Jim G's post |  #11

55-250 IS is a nice lens for the price. When did it start getting called the nifty 250? ;)




  
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Jul 20, 2009 10:51 |  #12

Kuma wrote in post #8310822 (external link)
55-250 IS is a nice lens for the price. When did it start getting called the nifty 250? ;)

Ha being a noob to the camera scene and this site, i thought i saw it refered to that :o i guess i might have been wrong

But thank you everyone for your help! I might take into consideration in selling my 80 USM for the 55 IS, sounds like that would be my better choice.

I love this site and will continue posting my photo's and asking questions.


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Jul 20, 2009 11:00 |  #13

emu248mafia wrote in post #8311686 (external link)
Ha being a noob to the camera scene and this site, i thought i saw it refered to that :o i guess i might have been wrong

I don't think the name has caught on like "nifty 50" for the 50mm 1.8, but the lens sample thread calls it it "nifty two-fifty", so you aren't wrong. Everyone knew what you are talking about since there is only one 250mm lens.


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Jul 20, 2009 11:06 |  #14

tkbslc wrote in post #8311735 (external link)
I don't think the name has caught on like "nifty 50" for the 50mm 1.8, but the lens sample thread calls it it "nifty two-fifty", so you aren't wrong. Everyone knew what you are talking about since there is only one 250mm lens.


thank you for clarifying that for me! I don't like an idiot now Ha.

Just checked ebay and the 18-55mm IS isn't to bad of a price im seeing a few going for less than a 100$ so thats good for me but the resale on my 80mm USM doesn't seem too good :-(

oh well that pretty much settles it, thanks to all who gave me input!


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Jul 20, 2009 11:12 |  #15

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think the 28-80 has good optical performance. If you can find a 18-55 IS for around $100 it might be a good idea to upgrade your lens. You lose a bit of reach but gain wide end and IS.


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