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    Hi,

    Got a 350D canon camera and wondering what is the first Lens should i get for upgrade. The types of pictures that i like to take is at this web www.pbase.com/3f3nd1
    And what is the price range?
    If you guys don't mind maybe you could list out the next upgrade should i take ...

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    Default Re: What type of lens for upgrade?

    just in case you have not noticed the TS is in the states

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada View Post
    Hi,

    Got a 350D canon camera and wondering what is the first Lens should i get for upgrade. The types of pictures that i like to take is at this web www.pbase.com/3f3nd1
    And what is the price range?
    If you guys don't mind maybe you could list out the next upgrade should i take ...

    Thanks,
    Edwin
    I'll suggest the 17-40 f/4L.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Default Re: What type of lens for upgrade?

    First of all, why do you think you need an upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    First of all, why do you think you need an upgrade?
    Cos not enough to use already so need something 'fresh'.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Default Re: What type of lens for upgrade?

    It looks like the 18-55 kit lens...what would u want to change to other lens...dun see a lot DOF also...no point changing...

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    I'd recommend EFS 10-22 since you seem to like wide-angle shots. Otherwise you could try the 17-40L.

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    Hi guys,

    Actually i preffered a used canon lenses ...


    Snoweagle,
    "I'll suggest the 17-40 f/4L." is that considered as micro?? sorry i am still really new to this thing.

    Kit,
    I find that using the current lens, i find it hard to get a really far object. I need a better lens to take a pic of birds and other similar stuff. For taking a really close up picture, it can't be done using my current lens too. the pic quality is really different ...

    westwest1,
    Yes my current lens is the 18 - 55mm lens

    peapilot,
    Do you have any idea how much does it cost? in Singapore?
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    you can take far away objects with the 17-40. it is even wider than your 18-55.

    if you want to take birds then is another set of investment leh

    why not get a walkabout lens like the 28-135. you can consider the 70-200 f4L as well. they are all sub 1k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada View Post
    Hi guys,

    Actually i preffered a used canon lenses ...


    Snoweagle,
    "I'll suggest the 17-40 f/4L." is that considered as micro?? sorry i am still really new to this thing.
    It's not a macro lens but at 40mm end, u can take relatively close up pics which is approx. 1:4 magnification.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Hi Nevada,

    Have u considered buying lens from amazon.com? Their prices might be even better than the prices in singapore. There is also free shipping for lens within US...

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    Canon walkaround lens EF-S 17-85mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM.

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    buy it once buy it good, save money for a 70-200 f2.8 IS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsl03 View Post
    Canon walkaround lens EF-S 17-85mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM.
    24-105 f4 is better for a walk about lens...IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada View Post
    Hi guys,

    Actually i preffered a used canon lenses ...


    Snoweagle,
    "I'll suggest the 17-40 f/4L." is that considered as micro?? sorry i am still really new to this thing.

    Kit,
    I find that using the current lens, i find it hard to get a really far object. I need a better lens to take a pic of birds and other similar stuff. For taking a really close up picture, it can't be done using my current lens too. the pic quality is really different ...

    westwest1,
    Yes my current lens is the 18 - 55mm lens

    peapilot,
    Do you have any idea how much does it cost? in Singapore?
    Go for 70-200 f4L if you have limited budget... else the f2.8L with or without IS. I guess that is the next lens you need to reach further

    Serious birds shooting... u will have to reach out further to 100-400 L

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    The 70-200 f/4L is gd enough.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    hi guys, Thank you for giving me lots of input. After reading the thread i know that there are few types of lenses that i will consider to get. Like the
    (1) 70-200 f4L (2)EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM.

    And as for Amazon.com, yes i do agree their price is the cheapest so far compared to ebay. But certain item you can get it even cheaper in Singapore Anyway my fiancee is in Singapore and she can collect the item for me once payment is made.

    Once again thanks alot guys!

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    Go for the L, u won't regret it.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Thumbs up for the L lens..

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    I'm still waiting for my 2nd and final L lens to arrive man.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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