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Jun 17, 2010 20:59 |  #1

I`m looking to get another lens as the only one I have is 24-85 Canon, my question is would I be better off having this lens for inside shots ?
To be honest I`m looking for something that does not cost a arm and leg. Am kinda wondering if I really need {is} . Any advise would be helpfull .

Thanks , George




  
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Jun 17, 2010 21:03 |  #2

Image stabilization is always helpful to have - particularly in in low light conditions where it can mean the difference between an unusable blurred shot and a sharp one. Keep in mind that it does nothing for motion blur on the part of your subjects, though!

The 18-55 IS is decent value for money, particularly second-hand. 17mm is much nicer for inside shots than 24mm - it feels much wider.




  
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Jun 17, 2010 22:58 |  #3

Yes, you'd be better off. Unless you always use a tripod or flash, IS can be useful at any focal length.
Even if you decide that you don't need IS, get the IS version of the 18-55 anyway. The improvement in optical quality alone is worth the price increment; consider IS as a gift.

You may find that you need a lens even wider than 18, but getting one could take you into "arm and a leg" territory, depending on your budget. Lenses to consider would be the Canon 10-22 (or 20, I forget which), the Sigma 10-20 (or 22, I forget which), and the Tokina 10-17.




  
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Jun 17, 2010 23:50 |  #4

The 18-55mm IS lens is a bargain for $100 or less. I had the 24-85mm lens but it wasn't very sharp so I sold it for almost $200.


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Jun 18, 2010 02:38 |  #5

milo3 wrote in post #10381971 (external link)
my question is would I be better off having this lens for inside shots ?

Indoors images from a Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens: (external link)

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All with available light at high ISO. No problem resolving a clean image of stationary subjects with a slow shutter speed and IS on.



  
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Jun 18, 2010 02:53 as a reply to  @ DC Fan's post |  #6

Excellent shots. It just proves that you don't need an "L" lens to get good pictures. I have the same equipment, but never get results like that. :mad:

Thanks for sharing.


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Jun 18, 2010 03:10 |  #7

Hey DC!
Is there some HDR going on there?
That m/cycle one in particular set off my HDR sensor.




  
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Jun 18, 2010 10:35 |  #8

xarqi wrote in post #10383420 (external link)
Hey DC! Is there some HDR going on there? That m/cycle one in particular set off my HDR sensor.

No post-processing, just resizing. The image used +0.67 exposure compensation. The presence of a large number of highly reflective objects might give the impression of HDR, though.




  
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Jun 18, 2010 10:39 |  #9

I think all that chrome just burned my eyes out. UHHHH. SHINY. :D I would hate to polish those beasts.


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