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Old Oct 21, 2012, 2:20 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Heinrich Hausler View Post
Thanks for all your time TCav. You've been a lot of help. I'll get the 18-55,
And possibly the 50 this week. The 50 is something good to have, right?

On the plus side it's fun to play with, and it's pretty sharp, and it's crazy cheap. And it's a good way to start experimenting with shallow DOF and will serve as a decent "Portrait" lens on a crop camera.

But it's made of cheap plastic and has noisy (but not horribly slow) AF.

I really don't like the way it draws the OOF areas of the picture, but some don't mind it.

You won't be making an expensive mistake, but it's not a lens I would ever recommend.

Why not just start with the 18-55 and see how you go?
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 3:55 AM   #12
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to my mind the choice is get the 18-55 not a bad kit lens, or go for the sigma 17-70os. I have the the sigma lens and it is really good and a lot cheaper than the canon 15-85. The sigma is a good all round lens that will give macro capability too. the 50 1.8 is that cheap its a good lens to have in the bag
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