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  1. bace

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    So I'm doing my best friends wedding and she wants to buy me something for the camera. (As payment)

    What would you recommend in terms of a good lens with really good glass. Also something that might be useful for the wedding shoot. I was thinking something that could zoom a little further?

    I already have the stock 15-55mm lens that came with the kit (Canon Rebel 300D) And I bought a 50mm lens aswell. They're both plastic and I've been told the glass isn't the best in them.

    If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. Please and thank you!!!
     
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    What kind of money are we talking?
    $500? $1500?


    70-200mm f/4L $585
    70-200mm f/2.8L $1140
    70-200mm f/2.8L IS $1700
     
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    You mean the 18-55, not 15-55.

    Actually, the 50mm F1.8 is great glass, one of the best by most accounts. The rest of the lens is plastic and cheap though.

    You really need to give us a budget. Really good glass starts at around $700 CDN and goes up from there. 70-200 is a popular lens. There is an F4 version that is supposed to be good quality and affordable. There is an F2.8 version that is big, heavy and expensive. Sigma makes a version of this as well...much cheaper than the Canon. I think there is a 70-200 F2.8 IS...that is the cat's ass...but worth more than my car.

    How about the 28-135 IS?

    Do you like your fast prime or the convenience (but lesser quality) of your zoom?
     
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    Well...I suppose $500 would be nice round number?

    I don't know really. She wanted to buy me a 1gig memory card which I don't need, then she was gonna pay for my plane ticket. So I'm really not sure how much she'd be comfortable with.

    $500-$700 is good.
     
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    I know i'm not known as a digital guy round here, but I have to say the Sigma 70-200 HSM APO NO DOUBT.
     
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    Where do the lens specs stop and the real talk start!?
     
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    wha?
     
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    If you were referring to discussions on photography, we have a section here.
     
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    I use a Canon 28-200mm EF USM 3.5/5.6f lens, love it because it capture both not-so wide and zoom shots. For my standard in front of altar family shots, I switch to my 18-55mm lens that comes with my Canon 350D.
     
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    max has a point that the sigma might be a good idea since it is pretty much in your price range (although a little on the higher side) and has a constant f/2.8 aperture...i've heard alot of good things about that lens. No, it's not quite a 70-200L, but it's still very nice. if the wedding is outside, then your lens choice doesnt matter that much but it is always good to prepare for the future. If you don't care about that extra stop, get the 70-200f4L. it is extremely good.
     
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    imho, the Sigma would be an excellent choice, albeit, as noted, on the high side. I know that canon and nikon users are notoriously picky about using stock lenses, but Sigma is a pretty reputable lens maker. If all the glass in the lens weren't APO, i'd say that the stock canon lens was better, but we're talking about a basically comparable lens. The APO glass is a definite plus.
     

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