Best Lens for Rebel XTi

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  1. Pixie42

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    I've decided on buying the Canon Rebel XTi. I'm using it to take mostly portrait type pictures, and occasionally nature photos for my own amusement.

    I need a lens that will last me awhile and is good quality. I chose the XTi because I have a 1500 dollar budget and I really wanted to get a good lens for my buck as well as a cam.

    Suggestions? Thanks!
     
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    I'm no pro, but from my research and everybody here, the 50mm f1.8 lens is hard to beat for the money as far as a portrait lens.
     
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    Me no pro either, but I would agree with the 50, a lot of people here talk about that lens. Since you've got almost a grand of money left, take a look at the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM.
     
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    My suggestion is to get the 50mm 1.8 for portraits and get the 70-200 4L for wildlife and portraits. The 50mm runs about $70 NIB and the 70-200 4L runs about $575 NIB but you can find them used for less than that. I just picked up a used 70-200 4L for $400 and I love it.
     
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    Awesome, thank you all.
     
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    I've also seen some amazing shots on this forum from the Sigma 70-300 APO lens. I think it's a F4-5.6 lens and very budgeted price at just over 200. Look at member doenoe's zoo pictures. His were taken with the Sigma lens I believe.
     
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    best lens for the XTi? either the 50mm 1.0 or the 85mm 1.2 IMO :lmao:
     
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    what about the 24-70 L? Will it fit in your budget?
     
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    I'm looking at $400 max right now, but in the next 4-6 months will be upgrading to a more expensive lens so I will definitely be looking into this particular lens.
     
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    Both the 50 f/1.8 and 70-200 f/4 L are great lenses. If you can, splurge for the 50 f/1.4. A bit more but you get better build quality, a USM motor and 1/3 stop of aperature. Carefull with the 70-200 f/4 L. It will spoil you and you will demand a lot more of lesser lenses. Canon's way of getting you to buy the other lenses in the L line-up. I am a admitted victim.:grumpy: Ditch the stock 18-55 lens if you can and go with the body kit only or the 17-85/ 28-135 kit lenses with IS. You will be better served.
     
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    Okay I found this lens for sale, used, online for $360 bucks. Canon EF 28-135mm f 3.5-5.6 IS USM

    Is this something worth investing in?? If I go for this expensive one, should I not go for the 50 f 1.4 or will I appreciate having both?

     

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