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Old Jan 16, 2012, 9:54 AM   #21
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I'd also suggest Sigma's 30/1.4 and 50/1.4. They're both HSM lenses so they focus fast.

The maximum aperture of f/1.4 will give you a razor thin depth of field, which you may not want, but it will also give you a brighter viewfinder than a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8.
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 11:40 AM   #22
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i really appreciate all u peoples help . but now i have reached a confusing stage about lens
what bothers me is that
1- can a canon 600d take a sigma and tamron too
and are these companies worth buying , caz i see in my country its a bit cheaper than canon
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 12:28 PM   #23
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1- can a canon 600d take a sigma and tamron too
Yes. Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and others make lenses designed to fit the
Canon. The Sigma lenses mentioned by TCav compare favourably with
similar lenses made by Canon.

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and are these companies worth buying , caz i see in my country its a bit cheaper than canon
All of the lens manufacturers including Canon make some good lenses
and some that are not so good. You should consider each lens on it's own
merits.

Some photographers prefer to buy Canon branded lenses. If you take
good care of them, lenses can last a long time, usually longer than a
camera body. There is always some possibility that a third-party lens
will not be fully compatible with future Canon models. Canon lenses are
more-or-less guaranteed to work with future Eos models. I wouldn't worry
too much about this. I have some Sigma and Tamron lenses and I have
never had any compatibility issues.
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 1:50 PM   #24
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Yes. Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and others make lenses designed to fit the
Canon. The Sigma lenses mentioned by TCav compare favourably with
similar lenses made by Canon.

All of the lens manufacturers including Canon make some good lenses
and some that are not so good. You should consider each lens on it's own
merits.

Some photographers prefer to buy Canon branded lenses. If you take
good care of them, lenses can last a long time, usually longer than a
camera body. There is always some possibility that a third-party lens
will not be fully compatible with future Canon models. Canon lenses are
more-or-less guaranteed to work with future Eos models. I wouldn't worry
too much about this. I have some Sigma and Tamron lenses and I have
never had any compatibility issues.
thanks again sir
1stly i thought choosing a cmera was confusing now after settling down on that . i feel that lens is more difficult
so according to my needs or as an amateur which lens and company do u think i need for good quality pics and in budget?

what about 18-55mm and 55- 250 mm ?
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 2:04 PM   #25
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The 18-55 isnt a bad kit lens and the 55-250is punches well above its weight
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 6:39 PM   #26
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what about 18-55mm and 55- 250 mm ?
I agree with wave01. Both are good lenses. Recent versions of the 18-55mm IS
are very good. The 55-250mm has similar performance and build quality. If you
buy a twin lens kit, avoid the Canon 75-300mm. This is not a particularly good lens.

My only slight concern is that the two lenses you are considering are
basic kit lenses and the 60D is a high quality camera. It would be a
shame to spend several hundred on a pair of lenses if you are likely
to replace them with higher quality lenses in the near future. Kit lenses
don't fetch high prices on the second hand market, so you wouldn't get
your money back.

As mentioned earlier in this thread, these lenses are not good
for low light shooting. You will still need to get a fast lens for those
indoor club shots.
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fast lens and flash for the club. I know from first hand experience. If you have a set budget, go for the flash first. It will make the kit lens workable for low light until you can afford a better big aperture lens.
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fast lens and flash for the club. I know from first hand experience. If you have a set budget, go for the flash first. It will make the kit lens workable for low light until you can afford a better big aperture lens.
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