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Old Nov 29, 2007, 4:52 PM   #11
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Yeah, I understand that it forms truly awesome and sharp photos but don't you need anything wider than 85mm? That would be an awesome lens for a second one since it doesn't have any zoom to it. In fact that looks like the ideal lens for wedding pictures and stuff like that:!:
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Old Nov 30, 2007, 9:40 AM   #12
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I have been shooting for years and I am far from being any good, but I have not needed anythingwider then what I have or what I have borrowed when I had the 85mm. I am sure alot will disagree but for me and what I do it works. I am not afraid to have to backup or move forward to get a shot.
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Old Nov 30, 2007, 10:44 AM   #13
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I am not afraid to have to backup or move forward to get a shot.
That's great. But, you can only back up so far in many conditions. ;-)

An 85mm lens would not exactly be suitable for group shots indoors in close quarters. Even 28mm may not be wide enough. Or, you may not be able to back up enough to get a building or tree in a shot.


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JimC wrote:
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I am not afraid to have to backup or move forward to get a shot.
That's great. But, you can only back up so far in many conditions. ;-)

I have been lucky so far. :G
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Old Nov 30, 2007, 3:51 PM   #15
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If you are on a budget, I would suggestthe new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...56is/index.htm

It is supposed to be very sharp and has IS!

Canon24-85mm or Sigma 17-70mm are also good choices.
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