Alternative lens?

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  1. Fiori

    Fiori TPF Noob!

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    Well i think i have decided to purchase the canon Rebel Xt with the kit lens. But what would be a good, alternative lens other than the kit lens? I am looking for something under $200

    I have heard great things about the 50mm f1.8. Is there anything else i should be looking at?

    Note my two main focuses are:
    -Still life(close up)
    -And portraits/people

    Basically, a versatile, all around lens.

    Thank you everyone :)
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    An 85mm f/2.8 macro. Great for portraits and very close ups.
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Think you can talk Nikon into putting a EF mount on that 85mm f/2.8 macro for the OP's Rebel? :lol:

    I would love it if you could cause Nikon has some great glass that I would like to use on my 40D & 30D. The OP could look at the 60mm f2.8 macro from Canon I suppose. It's $354.00 right now at B&H. Or a set of Kenko extension tubes for the 50mm f1.8.
     
  4. Big Mike

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

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    The kit lens may be the best zoom lens that you can get for under $200...so stick with that.

    Adding the 50mm F1.8 would be a good idea.
     

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