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    Default What Type of Lens Should I buy Addition???

    I am currently using an EOS 600D with kit lens, 18mm to 135mm.
    Using Speedlite Ex580 II.
    Any recommendation for my next lens?
    I prefer taking portraits and am very new in phototaking.
    Thanks in advance....

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    Quote Originally Posted by netchat View Post
    I am currently using an EOS 600D with kit lens, 18mm to 135mm.
    Using Speedlite Ex580 II.
    Any recommendation for my next lens?
    I prefer taking portraits and am very new in phototaking.
    Thanks in advance....
    Recommendation: Since you are v.new to photography, don't get any...feels like you are buying it for collection. Know the limits of your lens first before getting additional lens.
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    Is there something about your current lens limiting you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by netchat
    I am currently using an EOS 600D with kit lens, 18mm to 135mm.
    Using Speedlite Ex580 II.
    Any recommendation for my next lens?
    I prefer taking portraits and am very new in phototaking.
    Thanks in advance....
    For portraits prime lens will be ideal, 85mm is worth considering.

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    Default Re: What Type of Lens Should I buy Addition???

    Quote Originally Posted by netchat View Post
    I am currently using an EOS 600D with kit lens, 18mm to 135mm.
    Using Speedlite Ex580 II.
    Any recommendation for my next lens?
    I prefer taking portraits and am very new in phototaking.
    Thanks in advance....
    If you don't know which lens to get then simply don't buy any. Explore the possibilities of your kit lens. It's not a bad lens and with some skills people take great pictures. If indeed you have shortlisted a few lenses that look interesting to you then just rent them. Addresses can be found in the Services section here.
    EOS

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    i have a friend who used the kit lens for professional bridal work.

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    Perhaps start off with the inexpensive 501.8.

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    My advise is... don't get any new lens. Use your kit lens first and practice... practice... practice, till you find that the kit lens is not enough to meet your requirement. It is only then that you would realise where this kit lens is limited in and poses what restriction. Only then will you actually know what new lens you would need. Forget about 85mm and 50mm, or even 35mm and 28mm prime lens no matter how cheap they are (unless they are giving away for free.)

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    Hi, your zoom lens covers the most common focal lengths for portraiture already.Read some books on portrait photography is money well spent.

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    Hi netchat

    You might want to be a little more familiar with ur zoom lens for a few weeks or even months, before getting the next purchase as much folks have opined.

    In the end you will find yourself asking, do I need something wider / more telephoto / macro / larger aperture etc etc, or maybe a question concerning which will give better attributes for certain genre of photography, and thus giving a better educated opinion by others.

    Much of all this talk is because we were once newbies, and there are many of us including me getting items that we end up not using much at all.

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    I'm also a newbie. My humble advice is: Shoot and shoot with kit lens till you think you need something better. Get 50mm f.18 to practice prime lens shooting if you want to. Then rent out lens to satisfy your temptation of getting better lens. Decide after trying
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkins View Post
    Perhaps start off with the inexpensive 501.8.
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkins View Post
    Perhaps start off with the inexpensive 501.8.
    +2

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    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...2011?p=7265767

    go here to see which one you like..
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    When you dont know to get means you dont know what you need.

    I think best not to buy any first.

    Only buy when you know you need them.

    This can come when you shoot more and identify what you like to shoot and know what can help you compliment and enhance what you wanna shoot.

    Cheers :>
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...2011?p=7265767

    go here to see which one you like..
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    hi just wanna ask which lens should i get for food photography? thanks newbie here i just got my D5100 i'm a chef

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    Quote Originally Posted by VernaD View Post
    hi just wanna ask which lens should i get for food photography? thanks newbie here i just got my D5100 i'm a chef
    You will need a noodle lens for Mee Goreng, a Rice lens for Nasi Padang and of course you need fish lens for all the seafood dishes.
    Can't find these lenses in the line-up? Too bad.. which emans you'll have to do it with your current lens. Other people do it the same way - and it works Search the forum for 'food photography', enjoy reading what has been posted and discussed already by many other people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowc View Post
    Hmmm.......I see someone trying to poison TS

    As always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VernaD
    hi just wanna ask which lens should i get for food photography? thanks newbie here i just got my D5100 i'm a chef
    Instead, why not do a search on food photography and see what people use to take food with? And I dun mean knife, fork or spoon.
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