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Old Oct 4, 2003, 6:05 PM   #1
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Default Lens Dilemma

After recently acquiring a new (to me) D30 I bought two lenses a 80-210mm(which has gone in the bin and the manufacturer shall remain nameless) and a Canon 28-90 USM mark I. After shooting overthousand photos I have noticed that this lens gives appalling sharpness and contrast and is very slow (has anyone else had this experience.

So I've decided to buy some new lenses but I am unsure of which ones and i do not wish to make the same mistakes as last time, so does anyone have any suggestions?

I'm thinking of:

Canon 28mm 2.8
Canon 50mm 1.8
Some sort of canon zoom between 28 and 135 but i can't afford IS.
A second hand 70-200 f4L

Any other suggestions. I've tried a Canon 75-300 but that lacked clarity too.

I don't have a great deal of money and I dont want to waste it again!

p.s. is the canon 28-90 USM marl III any better than the mark I?
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Old Oct 4, 2003, 7:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lens Dilemma

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So I've decided to buy some new lenses but I am unsure of which ones and i do not wish to make the same mistakes as last time, so does anyone have any suggestions?

I'm thinking of:

Canon 28mm 2.8
Canon 50mm 1.8
Depends on what YOU want, and we can't tell you...it's like asking which is better, a 10 foot piece of rope or a 50 foot piece; it all depends on what you want to use it for!

50mm is "normal" meaning the same focal length as the human eye and being f1.8 it's a little better in low light, but the 28mm is more wide angle.
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Old Oct 5, 2003, 1:45 AM   #3
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well...

I want both the 28 and the 50. the 28 for wideangle, and the 50 to use as a standard lens. i know that primes give better contrast and sharpness than zooms and so i would like to use them for non-point-and-shoot photography. however i also realise that for the all the downsides zoom are tremendously useful. in the past though I have bought poor qaulity zoom (canon 28-90 and 80-210), which suited me fine in terms of focal range but were severely lackign in terms of optical quality.

this help?

is the canon 28-105 USM 3.5 any good? its in my price and focal range?
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