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    Default hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    I currently have a 18-55 and a 55-250 using canon

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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    You can use those 2 lenses to shoot 1st.

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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    That would be enough for a start then maybe you can add a 50mm 1.8
    7D w/ 70-300mm/50mm1.8/70-200F4L/17-50mm F2.8

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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    The kit lenses that you have now are good starter lenses

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    as a starter, kit lenses are good enough for the meantime... happy shooting, welcome to the club!

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    Agree with jed091270, can get a low price 50mm f1.8 prime to play around w/ DOF..

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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by roboter22 View Post
    I currently have a 18-55 and a 55-250 using canon
    Those are gd enuff for a starter!
    maybe u can add a 50 1.8/1.4 for low light
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    BBB 17-40L 70-200L with these, u never need to buy again!.
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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    Welcome to CS

    What you have now is good enough to start off. Go shoot more & perfect your skill & later see which area of photography you are more interested in then decide on the lens that suit your needs
    Take the shot!

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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    I have a brand new 550D with the same 18-55mm & 55-250mm as roboter22

    how about adding on an EF-S 10-22mm? i believe this lens plus above would be perfect to cover from superwide(16mm) to telephoto(400mm) after 1.6x crop.
    Saw that Canon sells at S$1350 for this lens. anyone knows how much CP or AP is selling this for?

    Is 50mm that great? i feel its very restrictive after the crop factor. good for portraits only?

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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    The lenses you mentioned are good enough. You're always free to supplement them with the more exotic L lenses, for instance!

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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_online View Post
    Is 50mm that great? i feel its very restrictive after the crop factor. good for portraits only?
    50mm on a cropped body is 80mm... which is good for half body protrait.

    if you find it too restrictive, you can always go for a 35mm f2.8

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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by roboter22 View Post
    I currently have a 18-55 and a 55-250 using canon
    depends, what have you produced with what you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildsoyabean View Post
    BBB 17-40L 70-200L with these, u never need to buy again!.
    If only the cure for BBB is so simple.

    To TS, have you tried the lenses you have already? Let us know if they don't suit your needs, then others can give better advices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildsoyabean View Post
    BBB 17-40L 70-200L with these, u never need to buy again!.
    these lenses too cheap

    only worth for paperweights, pooi.

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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    kit lens is good enough ~

    and it can cause wonders too ~
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    Default Re: hello. can someone recommend me a good starter lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    these lenses too cheap

    only worth for paperweights, pooi.
    agree
    he needs some real glass like a 400 or 600 L
    thats a paperweight anyone can be proud of..

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