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  1. LateModelSedan

    LateModelSedan TPF Noob!

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    hello, i am new to the forum and i wanted to ask some more experienced and knowledgeable members for some advice. i recently purchased my first dslr which is the rebel xti along with the 18-55mm kit lens and i am already contemplating purchasing a new lens to compliment the 18-55. i have been reading some lens reviews and i was considering the canon 50mm ef f/1.8 (largely due to the value). can anyone recommend this lens or another one within a reasonable price range for a beginner like myself? i was thinking a prime lens would be a good second lens but i haven't really decided yet. any help would be appreciated. thanks.
     
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    I think the 50 1.8 is a good second lens...it was mine. Good for portrait work. And then I would save up for a good all around lens next for $500+ to replace the kit lens
     
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    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What's reasonable?

    <$250?
    <$500?
    <$1000?
     
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    I just bought the 50mm for my Canon, and I love it. :) Fast, very sharp lens. Very versatile. Good bang for the buck
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Go with the 50mm F1.8....it does have a great value for the dollar.
     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have several lenses, and the 50mm f/1.8 is my favorite out of them all. It's fun to leave my zooms behind and just use the 50. I am more creative with it.
     
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    definitely less than $250. sorry for not being specific. and thank you to all who replied. i'll be ordering the 50mm prime today.
     

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