What type of lens for upgrade?


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Nevada

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Hi,

Got a 350D canon camera and wondering what is the first Lens should i get for upgrade. The types of pictures that i like to take is at this web www.pbase.com/3f3nd1
And what is the price range?
If you guys don't mind maybe you could list out the next upgrade should i take ...

Thanks,
Edwin
 

Snoweagle

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Hi,

Got a 350D canon camera and wondering what is the first Lens should i get for upgrade. The types of pictures that i like to take is at this web www.pbase.com/3f3nd1
And what is the price range?
If you guys don't mind maybe you could list out the next upgrade should i take ...

Thanks,
Edwin
I'll suggest the 17-40 f/4L.
 

westwest1

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It looks like the 18-55 kit lens...what would u want to change to other lens...dun see a lot DOF also...no point changing...
 

peapilot

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I'd recommend EFS 10-22 since you seem to like wide-angle shots. Otherwise you could try the 17-40L.
 

Nevada

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Hi guys,

Actually i preffered a used canon lenses ...


Snoweagle,
"I'll suggest the 17-40 f/4L." is that considered as micro?? sorry i am still really new to this thing.

Kit,
I find that using the current lens, i find it hard to get a really far object. I need a better lens to take a pic of birds and other similar stuff. For taking a really close up picture, it can't be done using my current lens too. the pic quality is really different ...

westwest1,
Yes my current lens is the 18 - 55mm lens

peapilot,
Do you have any idea how much does it cost? in Singapore?
 

wanzw

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you can take far away objects with the 17-40. it is even wider than your 18-55.

if you want to take birds then is another set of investment leh:D

why not get a walkabout lens like the 28-135. you can consider the 70-200 f4L as well. they are all sub 1k.
 

Snoweagle

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Hi guys,

Actually i preffered a used canon lenses ...


Snoweagle,
"I'll suggest the 17-40 f/4L." is that considered as micro?? sorry i am still really new to this thing.
It's not a macro lens but at 40mm end, u can take relatively close up pics which is approx. 1:4 magnification.
 

xunjas

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Hi Nevada,

Have u considered buying lens from amazon.com? Their prices might be even better than the prices in singapore. There is also free shipping for lens within US...
 

miniUltraman

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Hi guys,

Actually i preffered a used canon lenses ...


Snoweagle,
"I'll suggest the 17-40 f/4L." is that considered as micro?? sorry i am still really new to this thing.

Kit,
I find that using the current lens, i find it hard to get a really far object. I need a better lens to take a pic of birds and other similar stuff. For taking a really close up picture, it can't be done using my current lens too. the pic quality is really different ...

westwest1,
Yes my current lens is the 18 - 55mm lens

peapilot,
Do you have any idea how much does it cost? in Singapore?
Go for 70-200 f4L if you have limited budget... else the f2.8L with or without IS. I guess that is the next lens you need to reach further :sweatsm:

Serious birds shooting... u will have to reach out further to 100-400 L :sweat:
 

Nevada

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hi guys, Thank you for giving me lots of input. After reading the thread i know that there are few types of lenses that i will consider to get. Like the
(1) 70-200 f4L (2)EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM.

And as for Amazon.com, yes i do agree their price is the cheapest so far compared to ebay. But certain item you can get it even cheaper in Singapore :p Anyway my fiancee is in Singapore and she can collect the item for me once payment is made.

Once again thanks alot guys!

Edwin
 

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