any recommendation on lens?


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cheekiang

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hi,

i am currently using the kit lens for eos 400d and find a constraint of getting a much closer take on the subject.

i like to get a lens...which can let me take a closer pic of my subject...so anyone got any recommendation?

and cna give me the price and where to get one cheap??

thanks

cheekiang
 

elfvin

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u're new and don't wish to spend a bomb yet right?

28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

or third party lenses.

or u can get 18-200 from eg. sigma..

they are all good lens with proper usage.
 

cheekiang

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hi,

thanks for the recommendation....

so roughly how much are those lens?

you are right...i already spend all my savings on my camera, bag, filter, dry box etc..so wana get a cheaper kind of lens...

chee kiang
 

elfvin

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hi,

thanks for the recommendation....

so roughly how much are those lens?

you are right...i already spend all my savings on my camera, bag, filter, dry box etc..so wana get a cheaper kind of lens...

chee kiang
u can look at the price guide at canon

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=131801&page=20

do homework!

look for the best focal length that you wish to have. try at shops. rent. borrow. or ask opinions from our CS community.
 

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Hi all... planning to buy eos400 too as a beginner usuage... the store guy recommend me buy the body oni + Tamron 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 XR. How is this lens?

What is the limitation of this lens? What type of scenerio is more suitable for this type of "general" len & scenerio not suitable for it?

Thanks.
 

elfvin

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Hi all... planning to buy eos400 too as a beginner usuage... the store guy recommend me buy the body oni + Tamron 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 XR. How is this lens?

What is the limitation of this lens? What type of scenerio is more suitable for this type of "general" len & scenerio not suitable for it?

Thanks.
thats a very good walkabout lens. dont need to change lens. but as for the lens usage im not sure cause i havent own that copy before. :sweatsm:
 

cheekiang

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hi,

i went to see the price...but they are really expensive...

my budget should be less than 200-300, even less...any other brands which are above average and yet cheaper than canon's ones???

chee kiang
 

vaxvms

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hi,

i went to see the price...but they are really expensive...

my budget should be less than 200-300, even less...any other brands which are above average and yet cheaper than canon's ones???

chee kiang
Suggest u go to B&S corner and sought for used 3 party lens
 

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about the canon 75-300.

its cheap for the focal length range but i feel it isnt a good lens. build quality is questionable [it rattles when shaken] and pic quality quite mediocre.. used that lens before and i didnt like it..

but then again, for its price, its a good buy la.
 

kongping

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I suppose you want a macro lens for 'closer' focusing.

Canon has three macro offerings, the EF-S 60mm, EF 100mm and EF 180mm.

As these aren't really cheap lenses, it would be a good idea to rent the lenses before commiting to a purchase.

The EF 100mm doubles up as a medium telephoto lens.
 

megaweb

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Macro lens is not cheap.. usually > $500 for new and used one can get slightly below new price.

Check out the buy and sell section and good luck :)
 

Stratix

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i think the Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 APO Macro should be good. at 200 to 300mm range, you get a switch to do macro of up to 1:2 magnification. produces pretty sharp pictures at widest aperture.

and it's cheap! =)
 

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