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    Hello!
    I'm a newbie with a Canon 450D!
    and I was wondering what lenses I should get besides my kit lens.
    I was thinking of taking the Canon 50mm f/1.8 but yet considering for 17-55 f/2.8?
    So which should I get?
    Or are there any other lenses which are really good ( preferably cheap too! haha) with a 450D and why?
    I'm sort of a leisure photographer! so,
    Please , give suggestions!
    THANKS!

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    I am using tamron 17-50mm f2.8 with my 450d Its good
    Canon 450D , BG-E5 , 430 EXII , 50mm f/1.8 II |||| Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
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    As long as you cannot even tell us why you want a different lens I strongly suggest spending time learning the very basics of photography and the operation of your camera. No point buying lenses (have you checked the price of the 17-55?) just because others have them or are drooling about it. Learn to use your kit lens. Once you see that you cannot overcome the limitations or certain features are necessary then go and check other lenses. And: good lenses don't come cheap. The 50mm f/1.8 is a single exception.
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    The 50/1.8 is a good lens with a cheap construction, hence the price.
    There are also many many copies in the market. large-volume production tends to bring prices down too.
    Exploring! :)

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    TS, the BBB virus has poisoned you so quickly?
    I would advise against treading down the path of "if only I got that lens/flash/filter, all my photos would be brilliant" kind of thinking...

    I have a friend who went from Olympus EP1 to Leica M8 and all the lenses... and his photos are
    Exploring! :)

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    Buy Buy Buy!!

    Save our economy!

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    Agree with the folks here. You need to know what to use the lens for. Learn about your DSLR before jumping into buying lenses. I took half a year to learn my 450D and still learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnapyou View Post
    Hello!
    I'm a newbie with a Canon 450D!
    and I was wondering what lenses I should get besides my kit lens.
    I was thinking of taking the Canon 50mm f/1.8 but yet considering for 17-55 f/2.8?
    So which should I get?
    Or are there any other lenses which are really good ( preferably cheap too! haha) with a 450D and why?
    I'm sort of a leisure photographer! so,
    Please , give suggestions!
    THANKS!
    welcome fellow 450D user!

    since u a leisure shooter, i suggest dat u stick with ur kit lens first..perhaps get a 50mm plus a 55-250...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlkk76 View Post
    welcome fellow 450D user!

    since u a leisure shooter, i suggest dat u stick with ur kit lens first..perhaps get a 50mm plus a 55-250...
    Isn't your suggestion contradictory??
    Exploring! :)

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    Welcome to CS
    Take the shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    As long as you cannot even tell us why you want a different lens I strongly suggest spending time learning the very basics of photography and the operation of your camera. No point buying lenses (have you checked the price of the 17-55?) just because others have them or are drooling about it. Learn to use your kit lens. Once you see that you cannot overcome the limitations or certain features are necessary then go and check other lenses. And: good lenses don't come cheap. The 50mm f/1.8 is a single exception.
    I've already been learning my camera for 9 months ( still learning! haha) ! So yes, i was thinking of buying a new lens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    TS, the BBB virus has poisoned you so quickly?
    I would advise against treading down the path of "if only I got that lens/flash/filter, all my photos would be brilliant" kind of thinking...

    I have a friend who went from Olympus EP1 to Leica M8 and all the lenses... and his photos are
    I've already been using my 450D for 9 months already but still learning , so I was thinking of having new lenses! haha

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    Welcome to the world of photography... You sure have a competent cam in your arsenal!

    After the kit lens the next lens try to get a f/2.8 zoom to replace it... Tamron 17-50 makes a decent and economical choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilorgi View Post
    Welcome to the world of photography... You sure have a competent cam in your arsenal!

    After the kit lens the next lens try to get a f/2.8 zoom to replace it... Tamron 17-50 makes a decent and economical choice!

    Oh haha! thanks for the suggestion!

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    sell your kit lens top up to get tamron then. no point keeping both since the range is similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    sell your kit lens top up to get tamron then. no point keeping both since the range is similar.
    Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnapyou View Post
    I've already been using my 450D for 9 months already but still learning , so I was thinking of having new lenses! haha
    hmm. It really doesnt say why you need new lenses, or what type of lenses you need.

    But hey, if it makes you happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnapyou View Post
    I'm sort of a leisure photographer! so,
    Please , give suggestions!
    THANKS!
    i think you should buy a 800mm.

    seriously. this will at the very least, stop your bbb virus for a long time, since you will realise that because of my suggestion, you have:

    a) burnt your bank, and thus your financial controllers, if they do not exist, will exist very soon.

    b) a big fat white elephant, which is what happens when you ask random people on the internet for lens buying, instead of buying what you need.

    i think you should really consider it. it will be good money spent for future returns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnapyou View Post
    I've already been using my 450D for 9 months already but still learning , so I was thinking of having new lenses! haha
    new lenses do not help you learn.

    contrary to popular belief.

    they also do not help you get better shots. the only thing they allow you to do is to walk around moaning that you are broke because you spent your savings on a new lens.

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    putting this objectively - the more you shoot and read up, the more you realize what you are interested in shooting, and what will help achieve the shots you want, be it equipment or technique. i don't know you in real life, and neither do the rest of clubsnap, so we can't speak for you when you ask us what lens you should get. you didn't state what you're interested in, either.

    the kit lens is good enough lens. tons of people complain about using it - i know i do sometimes - but if you took enough time to work out it's pitfalls and how to get around them, it's still good enough to use. i'd advise you to keep shooting and reading up until you figure out what you really want. of course, if you have cash, by all means go and buy the whole trinity or whatever you want that may or may not be useful to you.. whatever makes you happy.

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