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    hi , just wanted to ask what lens should i get for shooting outdoors? landscape
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    Quote Originally Posted by tobylai586 View Post
    hi , just wanted to ask what lens should i get for shooting outdoors? landscape
    Landscape many people love a wider focal length for the expanse that you can capture. Some people like me loves a telephoto perspective as well where applicable.

    For outdoors it can be variable. Depends on what are the focal lengths you typically shoot. With your existing setup what else are you lacking that you are looking at ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobylai586 View Post
    hi , just wanted to ask what lens should i get for shooting outdoors? landscape
    depends how much you want to spend. 10-22mm is pretty good for uwa shots.
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    your kit lens should suffice.

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    hmm, thanks for everyone advice . um , how about if i wanna take a portrait shot , what lens should i get ?

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    hi tobylai, if you asking about from your existing lens... personaly i'll say 18-55mm.
    but really very much depend on what do you like to shoot though, just like what Ryan said...
    "Depends on what are the focal lengths you typically shoot"
    I own 400D too, I've plan to get the super wide 10-22mm on this Christmas = )

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    Canon 50mm 1.8f
    super cheap lens with high quality. only 100+,
    I just bought it last month, i should own it earlier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobylai586 View Post
    hmm, thanks for everyone advice . um , how about if i wanna take a portrait shot , what lens should i get ?

    u dun need specialised lens to take specialised shots in most instance, unless you are a specialists.

    the tele end of your 18-55 or shorter end of your 55-250 should be quite ideal for "normal" potraits.

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    alright thanks everyone =) yup umm . last qns what is 70-200mm tele lens for? really interested in it , tried it yesterday but the price is a bit expensive .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobylai586 View Post
    alright thanks everyone =) yup umm . last qns what is 70-200mm tele lens for? really interested in it , tried it yesterday but the price is a bit expensive .
    It's used to take pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy_h View Post
    It's used to take pictures.
    Wow.. Hope it doesn't answer TS's question becos if it does, I'll be puzzled!

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy_h View Post
    It's used to take pictures.

    good answer

    Ok, to be more specific the 70-200 is used to take:
    portrait photography, sports photography, nature photography, landscape photography, street photography, macro photography, Infra-red photography, food photography, event photography, wedding photography, still-life photography,architectural photography, candid photography, cloudscape photography,documentary photography, fashion photography, fine art photography, fire photography, concert photography, space photography, pebble photography, popcorn photography and WOW photography

    Hope that answers your question
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    Quote Originally Posted by tobylai586 View Post
    alright thanks everyone =) yup umm . last qns what is 70-200mm tele lens for? really interested in it , tried it yesterday but the price is a bit expensive .
    every lens pays a price, quality counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruggink View Post
    Wow.. Hope it doesn't answer TS's question becos if it does, I'll be puzzled!
    erm, what is the answer you are expecting?
    The question was so general and vague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobylai586 View Post
    alright thanks everyone =) yup umm . last qns what is 70-200mm tele lens for? really interested in it , tried it yesterday but the price is a bit expensive .
    Maybe you can be more specific with your question on the 70-200MM? It almost the same as what your 55-250MM IS tele lens does. More "zoom zoom"
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    Quote Originally Posted by tobylai586 View Post
    alright thanks everyone =) yup umm . last qns what is 70-200mm tele lens for? really interested in it , tried it yesterday but the price is a bit expensive .
    I think you should try shooting more with your current lenses and feel for yourself what you need. You already have a 55-250 which is a pretty good lens, dun see why you need the 70-200, unless you meant the f2.8 if you really need the speed and/or the bokeh.

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    yea alright haha , because i am still like very noob to this although have lessons in school but yea will try to improve more . Thanks for everyone advice . shall shoot more then hehe ..

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    alright one more question , thinking of getting a speedlight , which model do you all suggest ? 430ex ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobylai586 View Post
    alright one more question , thinking of getting a speedlight , which model do you all suggest ? 430ex ?
    tink u postphone your speedlight first.

    flash photography can be a topic on its own, and can be very complicated.

    i'd suggest u focus on using your existing setup, camera + 1 lens, on Natural Light photography first.

    dun overburden yourself when starting out.

    get all the bare fundamentals right first, shutter, aperture, ISO, composition, exposure, camera handling... ...

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    alright sure thanks =)

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