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|Nov 21, 2005, 7:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2005
I am interested in taking advantage of the Canon triple
rebate program to switch from my Nikon Coolpix 8400 to the Digital Rebel XT. I
do close-up photography of flowers and wide angle montages of Chicago city
scenes. I would like advice on the best set of lenses to get with the Rebel XT.
Under the triple rebate program (http://www.usa.canon.com/nfl), I
will get a $225 rebate on the Rebel XT as long as I purchase two additional
Canon lenses from those on the rebate list. Canon's zoom lenses for digital
cameras are NOT on the list so I have been considering getting a macro lens and
a telephoto or tele zoom lens. Which of the following would be best (trying to
keep the price down)?
EF 50mm f/2.5 compact Macro ($240 less $40 rebate).
EF 100mm f/2.8 macro ($470 less $60 rebate).
(I rather like normal perspective in my macro shots, which
would favor the 50mm)
EF 200mm f/2.8L II
USM ($660 less $75 rebate)
(I really can't afford this or the 400 F/5.6L)
Zoom tele EF 75 – 300 f/4-5.6 III ($160 less $15 rebate)
Zoom tele EF 70 - 300 f/4-5.6 IS ($570 less $45 rebate)
Then in addition I need a wide angle zoom. Can I get by with
one of the Sigma lenses (The 18-125 @ $245 or the 18-200 @ $325)?
Or are the more expensive Canon lenses (like the EF-s 17-85
f/4-5.6 @ $600) really superior? I've seen a number of reviews indicating that
the EF-s 18-55 @$140) isn't really all that good.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
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