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Ontario55
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Dec 23, 2010 10:44 |  #1

I'm looking at upgrading from my G6 to a T2i
I'm not sure what lenses to get (same question as many others )There is a package available that has the T2i and a 18-55 Zoom
Then there's a package with the T2i and a 18-200 Zoom
Then there's a T2i and a 18-55 and a 55-250
Or the T2i and a 18-55 and a 75-300 and the T2i with a 18-135
My interests and main photo taking will be done a drag racing events , car shows and cruise nights with old cars
Of course there will be some of the family at the pool and whatever vacations we take
Am I better to buy the T2i body and a lense not listed in a package and go that route
Live with that and then 3-6 months down the road by another lense
I can't say I have "x" $$ to spend because if I have to build a package I'am willing to take my time and do it once and do it correct
Thanks in advance
Anxiously awaiting your thoughts and opinions
Merry Christmas to all




  
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Dec 23, 2010 10:50 |  #2

My vote is for the 18-55 and the 55-250 route.

I actually bought the 55-250 separate and it ended being more expensive in the long run. I should have went with the package. I needed a zoom lens and this one is a good bang for the buck.




  
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Dec 23, 2010 10:55 |  #3

yeah a great starter set up is the 18-55 with 55-250 and then go buy a 50 1.8 as well. Gives you a good range to play with and learn what you really want without breaking the bank to hard.

article i wrote on it a while back.

http://www.digidiversi​ty.co.uk …-for-your-new-canon-dslr/ (external link)


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Dec 23, 2010 12:02 |  #4

Read the articles about these lenses at http://www.the-digital-picture.net (external link).

The longer the range squeezed into a zoom, the more compromises wrt operation and performance.


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Dec 23, 2010 12:03 |  #5

get t2i and tamron 17-55. great lens for around $300




  
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Dec 23, 2010 12:16 |  #6

Sure, it totally makes sense to duplicate his kit lens.


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Dec 23, 2010 13:12 |  #7

I vote for the 18-55mm + 55-250mm + 50mm 1.8


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