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Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by JStevenson, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. JStevenson

    JStevenson TPF Noob!

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    I recently purchased myself a Canon EOS Rebel T1i 18-55mm kit.... Also, I got a EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS zoom lens with it.... My question is this, with what I have; what is a.... Well see I have a problem, I want to shoot everything.... Macro, Landscapes, Wildlife, I have soooo much I want to do... What is a good all purpose next step lens?
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    jack of all trades, master of none. I find (with very little exceptions) that the more a lens can do, the less it is good at any single thing.

    While you can get something like an 18-200, I would go with what you enjoy the most of right now and get a decent zoom that is made more for that. then slowly build up your lens collection as you go.

    landscape usually means wider angle lenses. I love my 10-22. 18-55 could be good, but might want to upgrade the lens to a 17-55 or something similar

    wildlife means longer lenses, in the 300-600mm range. For quality glass, this can be very expensive.

    macro is specialised. With your T1i, look into a prime lens such as a 60mm or 100mm macro. Make sure its a true macro and does 1:1 ratio. Alot of lenses say they are macro, but they are more closeup.

    Also, check the beginner forum, there are other threads on similar topics. And use the SEARCH function to help find older posts that are about the exact same thing.
     
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    Thank you very much... All of this is very informative... You are right, I need to focus on what I want to do the most right now.... Don't want to overwhelm myself....
     

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