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Old Oct 4, 2010, 3:27 PM   #1
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I have a Canon T1i Camera with a Kit Lens and Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 lens.I wanted to know if i should get a better lens for walk around and use it instead of the standard kit lens ? If yes? then which lens should i buy ?

I am new to this lenses so will great appreciate any help provided
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Old Oct 4, 2010, 3:29 PM   #2
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A few questions

1. What is your budget?
2. What don't you like about the kit lens? What types of things can it not do for you?
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A few questions

1. What is your budget?
2. What don't you like about the kit lens? What types of things can it not do for you?
My Budget is upto $400.00

There is nothing in particular i hate about the kit lens but i have a feeling that it does not take picture as crisp as a dslr should but i am love with my other lens. Like the other day i was at the beach so you get a good picture either i have to crop the body to get a good background or i have crop the background to have people in the picture which i think can be avoided with a lens

I like to take pictures of people most of the time like vacations,kids pictures, family. I am not even sure if i really need another lens but i thought i should check with people on here who has more exp using the lenses and camera than i do
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It sounds like the kit lens is a bit shy on the reach. And a longer lens might be useful.

If do not need allot of reach, the sigma 18-125 may work.

http://www.adorama.com/SG18125OSSG.html
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Old Oct 4, 2010, 6:08 PM   #5
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the kit lens is plenty sharp. you can get more crispness out of any of your shots with a little learning of unsharp in photoshop or competitive products. so that may be part of it.

if you are lacking reach, another option may be to add a telephoto. it will require a lens switch when you need it, unlike the aforementioned superzoom type lens like the 18-125s or 18-200s. canons 55-250 IS is an affordable choice for a telephoto that is still sharp and not heavy and cumbersome.
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The 55-250 is a very light lens and easy to carry around. I use it in my travel setup. It is pretty sharp, and have very good reach. The kit lens and 55-250 makes a very good duel.
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The 55-250 is a very light lens and easy to carry around. I use it in my travel setup. It is pretty sharp, and have very good reach. The kit lens and 55-250 makes a very good duel.
Can i use this lens as a walk around lens ? or do i need to keep switching between this one and other one ?
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If you do not need a wide angle, you can. But if you find yourself needing the wider angle. You will need to switch.
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hi
take your camera to a store and try out the TAMRON18-270 or SIGMA 18-250, both are stabilised, and give you a good range, however they wont be as sharp and shorter focal lengths or primes, but they are great when you dont want to keep changing lenses for varying shots
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