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Old Aug 16, 2002, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Canon Lenses for EOS D-60

I have a Canon EOS D-60 on order and am planning my (non-“L”) lens inventory. However, I notice how the x1.6 factor has a telephoto effect on these lens values. For example:

Lens With x1.6 Factor

Fixed Focus:
50mm f/1.4 USM 80mm
100mm f/2.8 USM Macro 160mm
Zoom Focus:
28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM 45-240mm
100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM 160-480mm

“Whither goest” my wide-angle capability?? Comments? Suggestions?

Thanks.

M i k e
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Old Aug 20, 2002, 3:03 PM   #2
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I had to go to a 20-35. It's wide enough for my purposes and not too expensive. The upside is that my 75-300 now reaches to 480.
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Old Aug 24, 2002, 5:12 AM   #3
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the canon ef 20mm is a good choice for an affordable wide lens for the d60
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Old Sep 11, 2002, 3:11 PM   #4
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If cash is in short supply (you've just bought a D60 and you're not rich), you could try the 22-55 USM and 55-200 USM lenses originally designed for the IX and IX7 APS cameras, which have a conversion factor of 1.25. These are working pretty well with my D60.
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Old Sep 12, 2002, 6:19 PM   #5
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I don't know what kind of shooting you do most frequently , so it is hard to tell what your needs are. My suggestion is to get the 28-135 IS, about $410, and play with it. The D60 is a complex camera to really learn, so starting with one versatile lens with Image Stabilization will let you learn the camera and also discover what you miss most on either side of the 28-135.

Many pros use this lens as a grabshot or walking around lens. The IS is a very useful feature, and with an extension tube you can take very nice macros with the lens.

There are other choices besides the ones you listed, and your list still comes out to a fair amount of money. Take your time until you really are familiar with the options as well as your needs.

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Old Sep 26, 2002, 4:59 PM   #6
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I agree with Walter. I have 4 lenses, but I use the 28-135 IS as my "normal" lens.

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