New Canon user!~ Lens to intro?


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zenism182

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Hi shutterbugs/shutterbugs to be!

New comer here.
I intend to get a 2nd hand canon 40D.
Few questions, hope you can help!

1. If im buying a 2nd hand camera, like canon 40 D, any things i should look out for? (like no. of times it has been used to take pics etc?)
2. Any basic lens/second hand lens to intro?

...just want to play ard with camera b4 buying a brand new camera. :)
 

zenism182

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oo.. i just realised there is a thread on 2nd hand lens... :)
any suggestions for what to look out for for the camera?
 

chiangkxv

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1. Shuttercount.
2. make sure all buttons are working
3. flash is working
4. LCD is working
5. take a few sample pic
6. look out for signs of damage like dents, deep scratches.
7. look out for fungus.
8. check the VF

any more???
 

zenism182

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thanks a mill~!

got what i needed mostly...
:)
 

Shen siung

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for lenses, Tamron 17-50 is a good start.
Plus EFS55-250.

If more money, can get Sigma 50-150 f2.8

Or EF70-200.

For telephoto, depends on your shooting style.
 

Lomographer

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basic canon lenses include:

18-55
55-250
50mm II

maybe tell us your uses for the lenses and your budget.

we may be able to recommend specific lenses to suit ur needs.
 

m3lv1nh0

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Since TS is entering the world of DSLR for the first time, it would be hard for him to tell us what he's gonna use it for. It's a journey that only he can go thru it himself. Just be prepare to spend loads of $$$ :devil: There's no going back..

A good all around lens to start with would be the Tamron 17-50f2.8.

May the BBB Gods be with you...
 

pooQy

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50mm 2.8 would be 1 of the 1st few lenses to get, to explore into the world of DOF~ :thumbsup: and not forgetting it's affordable too!
 

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If you got the money try to buy the following lenses:

1. EF 50mm F/1.8 Mk II.

Reason: Good value portrait lenses. You can easily produce blur backgrounds.

2. EF-S 18-55 mm F/3.5-5.6 IS

Reason: Good range 29 mm wide to mild telephoto 88mm. May also good for portrait shots (though a bit challenging) and landscapes.

3. EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS

Reason: The el-cheapo but good performing zoom lens (equiv to 400mm on the extreme end). The IS is invaluable.

4. (if you can afford) EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5 to 4.5

Reason: Ultra wide angle. Shooting sharp wide landscapes.

Cheers

Mahathir
 

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