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Old Aug 4, 2009, 5:30 PM   #1
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I am just starting out with my Rebek XS Eos camera. Right now I have a 50mm 1.8 lens and a 18-55mm (came with camera). I wanted to purchase something for macro photography and a wide angle as well, but prices seem to be way out of my range, even on Ebay. Maybe I am expecting too much to purchase a used lens for a decent price?
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Old Aug 5, 2009, 7:50 AM   #2
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Try these vendors for used gear:

http://www.keh.com

http://www.bhphotovideo.com

http://www.adorama.com
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I highly recommend KEH. I've been a customer of theirs for many years. This year alone, I have bought two Tokina lens' for my Canon.
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Old Aug 5, 2009, 12:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for the links...Does this forum have a place to buy and sell?
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 5:01 PM   #6
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thanks so much. It is too bad because of number of people like me starting out that would be helped along with it, but I understand.
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 7:00 PM   #7
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I thought I should ask too : I have some FD lenses sitting around, can I use them with my Rebel XS EOS? What is the best converter/way to use them?
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If you want infinity focus with an FD lens to EF mount body adapter, from what I can tell, you'll need to go with an adapter with optical elements in it (which will probably mean some extra magnification, some loss of light and some optical degradation). Otherwise (adapter with no optical elements), you'll end up losing infinity focus. You can remove the optical elements of some brands from what I can find out (if you don't care about infinity focus).

Here's an example of one with 1.3x magnification from Adorama. You also lose a stop of light with this type. Reports are mixed (with some users saying that it has too much loss of quality).

http://www.adorama.com/CZFDEOSA.html...amp;item_no=11

Another consideration is that you may find the XS viewfinder to be lacking for AF accuracy unless you go with a third party split prism type screen.
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