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New camera or new lense?

Postby mw46 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:29 pm

Looking to get something new for the girlfriend, and need help. Right now,the options are a Canon 50D,or a new lense to go on her current rebel eos. I dont know much about either,but if we go with a new camera the lense's that came with the rebel will have to suffice for a little while,am I correct in thinking that she'll be dissapointed with the results from that combination? If so what kind/type of lense is good in the 800-900 dollar price range for outdoor photography? I know these are very broad questions but can try to elaborate more if needed,any help would be appreciated!
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Re: New camera or new lense?

Postby hamernhonkers » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:24 pm

My honest opinion is good glass first. I keep thinking about a new body but right now I am saving for more glass. Good glass = good pics.
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Re: New camera or new lense?

Postby bluegoose_hunter » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:25 pm

I agree, good glass first.
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Re: New camera or new lense?

Postby aeonstar » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:21 am

keep the body for now........

A great yet still economical lens would be the Canon 70-300
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300mm-4-5-6-Lens-Cameras/dp/B0007Y794O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1287325186&sr=8-1
It is not L glass but you will be happy with the results.

for closer work the EF-S 17-55 f2.8 is amazing

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Re: New camera or new lense?

Postby mw46 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:14 pm

Thanks guys! What is L glass?
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Re: New camera or new lense?

Postby REM1100 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:23 am

I would think a 400L used if possible would be nice for an affordable price...so would be a Sigma Bigma if the price was right
The 70-300 canon is a ho-hum glass that is beatable by third party makers
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Re: New camera or new lense?

Postby canadacaller » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:55 pm

Agreed with the others, the glass is where it's at.....
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Re: New camera or new lense?

Postby hamernhonkers » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:41 pm

L glass is cannons top glass. When you look at it for sale is will say 400 mm f/5.6L. Rem made a good call on that glass in particular for that price range. The cannon primes (fixed focal lengths with low f stops) are the top of the top for cannon glass but they are priced that way also. The glass I want and if I remember right that canadacaller uses is 5 to 6 grand new (Correct me if I am wrong canadacaller) but in capable hands like his :bow: is well worth the money.
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Re: New camera or new lense?

Postby Whitehorse » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:35 am

REM1100 wrote:I would think a 400L used if possible would be nice for an affordable price...so would be a Sigma Bigma if the price was right
The 70-300 canon is a ho-hum glass that is beatable by third party makers


I agree, for about 1200 you can get a 100-400 l used with IS

another good option would be a 200 l, they are very nice and coppable

the canon 70-300 is pretty sad, it's a 500 dollar lens used, but it will leave ya askin for more. I wouldn't even spend more on getting the IS, i'd get a 70-300 with no IS and save a few hundred bucks. Then, after a few months, sell it and upgrade nice

it's a clear choice, lens, not body
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