Hi all. I am about to get the 650D and this will be my first DSLR. But I am in a dilemma when it comes to which lens to start out with. I am planning to start with a zoom and a prime so some help needed.
For the zoom lenses, I am looking at three options:
1) Kit 1 18-55 + 55-250 (as recommended by other forums for the range, price should be around price of kit 2 if I get the 55-250 2nd hand)
2) Kit 2 18-135
3) Sigma 17-70
As for the prime lenses, I am looking at the three options below:
1) Canon 50mm f1.8
2) Canon 35mm f2
3) Sigma 30mm f1.4
Do give some advice! Just some background info on my style of shooting. I love to shoot buildings, scenery and streets. As much as I like to shoot people, I like to incorporate part of the surroundings as well, which is why I am leaning towards the 30mm or 35mm. And a shorter focal length will allow me to shoot indoors better as the 50mm may be too tight.
Now for the zoom lens. Kit lens wise, my friends in photography are telling me to start with the kit lens to learn my own shooting style. I would go for the 18-135 but some say it's optically inferior to the 18-55 for the common focal lengths, that's probably why people are suggesting the 18-55 +55-250, although the trouble of switching lenses will be there. The Sigma is a compromise between the two but it will cost more than the first two set ups.
So, any advice for a newbie?