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Old Jul 24, 2010, 7:31 AM   #21
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from both these 2 consumer lenses

1) 18-55mm
2) 18-115mm

which is best for fashion photography, indoor shoot?
currently i do not have budget to buy extra and expensive lens

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Old Jul 24, 2010, 7:57 AM   #22
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from both these 2 consumer lenses

1) 18-55mm
2) 18-115mm

which is best for fashion photography, indoor shoot?
currently i do not have budget to buy extra and expensive lens
Unless you want to do headshots from the other side of the room, the 18-55 is plenty long enough, and it produces higher quality images. See:

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
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thanks for this info
but I am still in confusion that for what purpose I will buy 18-135mm lens?
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thanks for this info
but I am still in confusion that for what purpose I will buy 18-135mm lens?
Actually, I can't think of one, as that lens isn't very good.

But if you did a lot of outdoor photography, you might like the added range. But since all your shooting will be indoors, it wouldn't be much use.
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The canon 18-55 isnt a bad lens as far as kit lens go i think i would pay some extra and go for a sigma 17-70 dc hsm. slightly wider and just a bit longer
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The canon 18-55 isnt a bad lens as far as kit lens go i think i would pay some extra and go for a sigma 17-70 dc hsm. slightly wider and just a bit longer
The HSM which has the image stabilisation isn't as good as the original 17-70 but forfeits the stabilisation. I personally wouldn't spend out on that (I actually have one) but would rather go with the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 (original again not stabilised).
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I agree with Mark. The Unstabilized versions of the Sigma 17-70 and Tamron 17-50 are excellent lenses, but the stabilized versions aren't very good.
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Someone suggest me to buy "Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens" instead of canon Kit lens 18-55mm

The only problem is that "Canon EF 50mm" does not provide optical zoom.

I think it will be difficult to take pics . What you people say?
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The Canon 50/1.8 has a wide aperture, so your portraits can have a shallow depth of field. But 50mm is at the short end of what's generally thought to be acceptable for portraiture, and if you're shooting portraits of individual children, it will be too short. But if you're shooting portraits of adults, alone or couples, the 50/1.8 will be good.

But getting the 50/1.8 instead of a kit lens? No. You've said you want to photograph "professional indoor models photoshoots", and for that, the 50/1.8 would be a mistake. There are better lenses for that than the kit lenses, but I wouldn't count the 50/1.8 among them.
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