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    So I'm looking for some lens advice.

    I'm on a Canon XTi with no plans of upgrading bodies in the near future. I've been rolling for almost 2 years with the fairly crappy 18-55 kit lens and am about to drop some $$ on a longer set of glass.

    My so-far limited searching on Amazon has me looking at the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0011NVMO8/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A1J7WSBJHTGUFA &v=glance"]Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS[/ame] or the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000ALLMI8/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER& v=glance"]Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto[/ame]

    I also ran across this Amazon deal for a [ame="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B001JHZ7KG/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A1P9QRDRYY6FXL&v =glance"]pair of Sigma lenses[/ame] but I'm sure they're not great quality. A 28-70mm DG and a 70-300mm DG for under $200 combined seems way too good to be true. (I don't know what DG stands for, could be "Definately Garbage" for all I know)
    I KNOW there are better lenses and/or deals available out there, and like I said I'm just getting started on the searching... Any advice/ideas you guys have would be helpful.

    I was also considering a trip to Sammy's and/or Simon's to take a look at the used lenses. I'm also flipping through the used inventory on KEH Camera's website but I'm not sure about buying used gear online.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    And I have NO IDEA what's up with the formatting on those links. Weird.

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    I managed to get another image accepted by airliners.net.

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    Had one other one rejected, so I'm batting a whopping 33% acceptance rate with them since I started getting serious.

    This is the one they rejected:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blurker View Post
    So I'm looking for some lens advice.
    By the lenses linked, it looks like you are wanting to spend about $200. Unfortunately the longer you get, the harder it is to find a quality lens at a bargain. Are you open to looking at prime lenses? You would be able to get a bit more quality for your money. The EF 85mm f/1.8 is a fantastic lens, as is the EF 100mm f/2.8 macro, but both are a bit over what you are looking at. I'll keep thinking of stuff.

    Buy the way, this tread sucks to read on a mobile device, I'll have to take a look at all the images posted when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFan View Post
    By the lenses linked, it looks like you are wanting to spend about $200. Unfortunately the longer you get, the harder it is to find a quality lens at a bargain. Are you open to looking at prime lenses? You would be able to get a bit more quality for your money. The EF 85mm f/1.8 is a fantastic lens, as is the EF 100mm f/2.8 macro, but both are a bit over what you are looking at. I'll keep thinking of stuff.

    Buy the way, this tread sucks to read on a mobile device, I'll have to take a look at all the images posted when I get home.
    I went ahead with the Canon 55-250 IS. I picked it up yesterday and paid a bit more for it locally than I would have online. But, I'll have it for my daytrip to the snow tomorrow and I get to play with it now instead of later.

    I'm sure I'll have some shots up soon.

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    With big purchases like glass and camera bodies, I'd rather frequent my local camera shop even though I'll pay a tad more. It's a peace-of-mind thing...knowing that if the thing is boogered right out of the box, I can take it back without any hassle.
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.


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    Okay some more (from my cheating) SLR. Black and White pro grade film. Can't wait til my wife's lens comes in to Silvio's. (They sold so many of the DSLR Rebel XS packages that they ran out of the telephoto lens)






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    Quote Originally Posted by Blurker View Post
    So I'm looking for some lens advice.

    I'm on a Canon XTi with no plans of upgrading bodies in the near future. I've been rolling for almost 2 years with the fairly crappy 18-55 kit lens and am about to drop some $$ on a longer set of glass.

    My so-far limited searching on Amazon has me looking at the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS or the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto

    I also ran across this Amazon deal for a pair of Sigma lenses but I'm sure they're not great quality. A 28-70mm DG and a 70-300mm DG for under $200 combined seems way too good to be true. (I don't know what DG stands for, could be "Definately Garbage" for all I know)
    I KNOW there are better lenses and/or deals available out there, and like I said I'm just getting started on the searching... Any advice/ideas you guys have would be helpful.

    I was also considering a trip to Sammy's and/or Simon's to take a look at the used lenses. I'm also flipping through the used inventory on KEH Camera's website but I'm not sure about buying used gear online.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    And I have NO IDEA what's up with the formatting on those links. Weird.



    I will never regret the day I got my
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-17-55mm-Lens-Cameras/dp/B000EW8074]Amazon.com: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras: Camera & Photo[/ame]

    This lens will change your life.

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    That is the lens (the 17-55) I want for my camera!

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    It's an amazing lens and can make any situation seem magical when you see the shots afterwards.

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    Hi everyone I guess this goes here...

    I shoot with a Nikon D40X and here's my flickr page, I have a set just for hockey.

    Flickr: MrMach5's Photostream

    I should have a D90 by this Feb.

    Great shots everyone!!


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