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Old Oct 14, 2012, 9:17 PM   #1
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I'm going to get a T3i soon. The kit comes with an 18-55mm. What do you suggest as a prime lens on top of this? A 50mm?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 6:52 AM   #2
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hi what do take pictures of as yhis will determine what other lenses you need
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 7:31 AM   #3
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Mostly landscape, waterfalls, old buildings, family occasions, pictures of looking down streets.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 9:05 AM   #4
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If you want a fast prime, the Canon 50/1.8 is a good, inexpensive one.

But for most of what you want to shoot, I suggest you skip the 18-55 kit lens, buy the body only, and get the Canon 15-85.

BTW, I'd have thought that your Contax/Yashica lens collection would have a fast prime or two in it.
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It does. Just wondering what to do with kit or no kit etc....
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$785 for the 15-85 is above my budget rigt now.
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It would be a shame to have an autoexposure, autofocus camera, and only use it with manual focus, manual exposure lenses. So the kit 18-55 should be your general purpose lens, to be replaced at your convenience and as funds permit, with the 15-85. And you can use your C/Y fast primes as the opportunities present themselves. That will give you a better idea of what fast prime you'd like to have in the Canon Mount.
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I have the sigma 17-70os and this is a good all round lens.
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Have budget, 17-70mm, if not, 18-55 is enough for landscape, streets.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 11:25 PM   #10
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If I decide on the 18-55 kit, I also have a canon 28-90.would it be worth to pick up the canon 50mm?
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