December 29th, 2008, 03:39 PM #1511
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.
December 31st, 2008, 02:18 PM #1512
January 1st, 2009, 05:55 AM #1513
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.
Originally Posted by Blurker
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.
January 1st, 2009, 11:52 AM #1514
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.
Originally Posted by ValleyFan
I'm sure I'll have some shots up soon.
January 1st, 2009, 09:23 PM #1515
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.
January 2nd, 2009, 03:26 PM #1516
January 2nd, 2009, 06:28 PM #1517
Originally Posted by Blurker
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.
January 2nd, 2009, 07:54 PM #1518
That is the lens (the 17-55) I want for my camera!
January 2nd, 2009, 11:03 PM #1519
It's an amazing lens and can make any situation seem magical when you see the shots afterwards.
January 4th, 2009, 09:17 PM #1520
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!!