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Old Dec 9, 2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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I think i am about to venture into the SLR world. I have had those single shot cameras for awhile (digital of course) and want to go back to a bit more refined photography. I used to only use 35mm cameras.

I've pretty much decided the the Canon Rebel XTi is the right way for me to go but i'm confused about what type of lens to buy.

I'm looking for more then just the basic lens that comes with it, but don't want to be switching and changing lens all the time.

One benefit of the single shots is that they are convenient.

Any suggestions on what type and size lens would be a good one for a new camera owner, with a limited budget?

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Old Dec 9, 2006, 3:34 PM   #2
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If you don't want to be changing lenses, you might want to consider a 18-200mm lens from Tamron or Sigma. They go from wide to telephoto zoom.

You can find reviews at: http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/index.html
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Old Dec 14, 2006, 8:58 PM   #3
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The 18-200 is a fairly versatile lens, but any lens covering that focal length is going to be a compromise in quality.

Personally I use the Tamron 17-35 a lot for people shots.

It's about $330 US I think, which is not a lot of money for a pretty well built lens.

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What do you plan to shoot and budget? The nice thing about SLRs you have a wide choice of lenses for your type of photography.

I use a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 as my walk around lens.
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Old Dec 15, 2006, 5:09 AM   #5
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I use the EF-S 17-85 because I like the higher focal length it gives me (up to 136mm equivalent)...

but I regret the f2.8 of the EF-S 17-55!!

For less money (and without the IS) there is also the SIGMA 18-50mm f2.8.

You may want to read that thread

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=65

which is very instructive!!

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Old Dec 18, 2006, 12:37 PM   #6
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Thanks, well o Well, for my birthday my family bought me the Canon EOS 30D with a Tamron 28-200 lens. it might be 300, i don't have it in front of me..but i know it is a big one.



Thanks for the advice.
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Happy birthday and happy shooting.

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