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    Hi,

    I currently owned a Canon 400D with EFS 18-55mm kit lens & a EF 75-300mm zoom lens.

    My qn is, are these 2 lens adequate for photograph taking; such as macro, potrait, wedding shots.

    I'm keen on taking macro shots of flowers, so should i
    1) upgrade my kit lens to one with IS? How much is a 2nd hand one then?
    2) buy a macro lens?
    3) buy a macro filter or a close up filter & fit it on my lenses?
    4) buy a reverse adapter to fit my lens the other way round?

    I read of so many suggestions that i'm very lost now.

    I heard of a prime lens, 50mm f1.8. Is that a macro lens? How much does it cost 2nd hand?
    Is flash a must for wedding photography?
    Last edited by berryfiasco; 8th April 2008 at 10:08 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berryfiasco View Post
    Hi,

    I currently owned a Canon 400D with EFS 18-55mm kit lens & a EF 75-300mm zoom lens.

    My qn is, are these 2 lens adequate for photograph taking; such as macro, potrait, wedding shots.
    You have a good camera and two lens to start with, go and start shooting with them and read more on photographic book should be the way to go.

    Start saving money for future lens and flash when you have improve your skills and this investment will required a lot of time and money.
    Canon 5D II, 20-35 f/2.8L, 28-80 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/4L IS, 100-300 f/5.6L, 100 f/2.8 Macro

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    For macro shots of flowers, my suggestion is macro lens if you can afford. Personally I like the Tamron 90mm / Canon 100mm. But you might prefer something else. Second choice / cheaper alternative: macro lens filter. Dunno about reverse lens.

    Sure you can take photos of flowers with kit lens, but not really the macro kind.

    I'll leave the wedding photography stuff to the wedding experts since I know zilch on that

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    i tink u are in the process of over loading yourself w equipment and technical stuff.

    do yourself a favor, go out and shoot some real pics.

    if u really shoot enough, u will automically know when its time to upgrade or buy more stuff.

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    Go out and shoot first bro... try to explore more of your current gear...

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    What the other forumers have mentioned is very true. The range that u have can take a variety of situations, for portraits and weddings. After you have experimented and tried using them for a while, naturally u will know their strengths and weaknesses and u will better appreciate other lenses and what they can do for you.

    As for macros, you can check out the CS macro faq for description of various methods to achieve macro.

    Ryan

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    To all the ppl that have replied, thank u so much for all your advice.

    Think i need to take more shots first to know exactly... =P
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