Camera selecting for newbie


TT8ku

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Newbie here, and choosing DLSR for photograph learning ....

Aiming the Canon EOS 50D, but wonder what kind of lense should go for and how to get the best deal....

Anyone can suggest ?

Thanks ya ...
 

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If you're tight on budget , then a 50mm prime lens will do beginner magic .
If you're a little loose on budget , then get a 18-135mm .
If you're better when it comes money , then get a 18-200mm lens . It has a wide zoom range . Suitable for most types of photography from wide-angle scenic shots to zoomed-closeup shots . This lens is also ideal for travelling .
 

nedy77

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Lens selection depends on what and where you be shooting often. Portraits? Landscape? Travel?

For a start, and for a good deal, get the camera body with a wide range kit lens. Keep note of what focal length you shoot most often. After that you will know what lens suit you best,and from there you can sell the lens and buy suitable ones. If you are happy withthe initial kit lens, than good as you can spend your time shooting instead of buying and selling all the time
 

cleonbus

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Newbie here, and choosing DLSR for photograph learning ....

Aiming the Canon EOS 50D, but wonder what kind of lense should go for and how to get the best deal....

Anyone can suggest ?

Thanks ya ...
Another one spelling lens as lense:angry:

Refer to the Price guides in CS and give stores a call for prices.For lens,it depends on you.There are lots of lenses from wide-angle(8mm)to telephoto(800mm):)

Oh,and lastly...Welcome to CS:)
 

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Start with a basic all-in-one zoom e.g. 18-135 or 18-200, but it its -135 or -200 make sure got IS, if not quite useless unless its bright afternoon sun. This is esp impt if youre new shooter and not used to handholding steadily.

After that you might wanna go for a more specialised lens, like a fast prime (e.g. 50 1.8), a fast tele (70-200 2.8) or a ultra wide (12-24)
 

Numnumball

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18-200 is a good range to start with follow by a fast 50 prime.. Add on a gd external flash..

btw welcome to CS :)
 

Jacobs

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If you have sufficient budget--> Great Combo set 50D + 17-55mm f2.8 IS = ~$3.3K (new set) :thumbsup:
 

driveanegg

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If you like canon just get the kit lens. Its light and cheap and nice and fun to learn with. Don't bother getting any other lens based on advice. If you shoot enough, you will know what you want in the lens. Accessories can add on later

Do consider the other brands like Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony etc. I shoot canon but the other brands all make nice cameras :)

Best deal ??? call the shops to ask, send them e-mail for e-quotes. Shouldn't vary much...

Happy shopping !! :)
 

Octarine

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Newbie here, and choosing DLSR for photograph learning ....
Aiming the Canon EOS 50D, but wonder what kind of lense should go for and how to get the best deal....
Anyone can suggest ?
Thanks ya ...
I suggest reading the newbie forum before you hit the button "Submit", there are similar questions 2x per day and the answers sre still the same regardless of camera brand or model. The camera comes with a kit lens. Unless you have sufficient knowledge about lenses I can't see any reason not using this kit lens. It's a universal lens suiting many situations. Get the next lenses once you know what you need and why you need it. Safe the $ for other necessary equipment.
Best deals are listed in the price guides, together with contacts for many shops. Give them a call :)
 

Reportage

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dont have the cash, go for second hand.

with an second hand 300d + kit lens + cheap flash + lots of experience, paved the way for my current system.
 

TT8ku

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Thanks all for the advices....

Checked the Canon site and thinking to get the 50D Kit I with EF-S18-55mm, the price is $1899, but is it will cheaper if wait for next round IT show?..........
 

cleonbus

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Thanks all for the advices....

Checked the Canon site and thinking to get the 50D Kit I with EF-S18-55mm, the price is $1899, but is it will cheaper if wait for next round IT show?..........
No.IT show sells at the RRP($1899) and will throw in loads of freebies.Try going to stores or refer to price guide for a cheaper deal:)
 

Octarine

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Checked the Canon site and thinking to get the 50D Kit I with EF-S18-55mm, the price is $1899, but is it will cheaper if wait for next round IT show?..........
50D is a camera, not a computer. Why do you think it will be sold cheaper on a computer fair? Best deals are still made in the local camera shops. Check the price guide section, call the shops, get e-quotes (binding for 7 days). Do stay away from all freebies or additional stuffs that might be offered (filters, tripod etc). Get the accessories once you know what and why to get.
 

pokiemon

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welcome to cs.

i think the best lens you should get is the kit lens 18-55mm.

it is probably the safest lens to get.

1. wide angle enough for landscape
2. and long enough for portrait
3. f3.5-5.6 gives you a chance to understand the limitations of a non-constant aperture
4. cheap so you dont lose much when you decide to sell your lens later
 

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If you know what you like to shoot , try getting what you require right from the start instead of having to change later .... this is best scenario and if you have the budget
 

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