2nd camera lenses: Need to order asap

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  1. BLD_007

    BLD_007 TPF Noob!

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    Ok, my camera bag and all its contents was stolen "all my camera equipment last week and I to reorder asap. I'm the assistant campus photographer and last spring the main photographer told me what to order because I was new.

    Well, hes sick today and I need to order today because this week is homecoming.

    My setup Canon 50d
    I already am getting the 70-200mm 2.8/f

    but I need a more close up lense, what should I get?

    I'm ordering from B&H so if you could see what they have and link me to the product, I would love that. I think I can order online from B&H, its just their physical store is closed.

    In any case, I need to do that today. Thanks
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I'll get right on that for you. ;)
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What did you have before? and did you like it?

    A 'normal' range lens on that camera is about 17mm to 50-70mm.
    Some good options are;
    the EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS
    the EF 17-40mm F4 L
    the EF 16-35mm F2.8 L
    Sigma/Tamron 18/17-50mm F2.8

    Other options might be the EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS
    or the new EF-S 15-85mm F3.5-5.6 IS

    If you prefer a bit more reach over a wider view on your 'normal range' lens, (probably not if you have the 70-200) then you might consider;
    the 24-70mm F2.8 L
    the 24-105mm F4 L IS
     
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    BLD_007 TPF Noob!

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    ahhh I wish I was Jewish so I could have holidays every month or so, BandH is not accepting orders until next week and I need my camera asap =(

    are there any other stores out there that have prices compared to BandH?
     
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  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Adorama, but they are probably closed as well.
     
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    BLD_007 TPF Noob!

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    I don't remember what I had before, It was the first lenses that came with my rebel like 6years ago. I do alot of the sports here at my college but that's what the 70-200 is for. I would like a close combat err close range lenses to shoot people. I was also wanting a macro lenses but since my stuff was stolen that's on hold for right now.
     
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    BLD_007 TPF Noob!

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    I really wish I could move into the Mark series. But as a college student, i'm stuck with the 50d =(
     
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    B&H is taking orders but they're not shipping. Order-taking is automated and has no human involvement.

    I believe that Adorama is shipping now.
     
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    Just checked, Adormana is not shipping =(
     
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    BLD_007 TPF Noob!

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    How does the 7d compare to the 50d? Is the 7d the next step up for the 50d?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, it's the next step up/forward. On paper, it looks to be a very nice improvement over the 50D...but it's very new so there aren't many 'real world' reviews of the 7D just yet.
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would get the IS version of the lens.
     

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