Choosing my next lense

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  1. tmartin2347

    tmartin2347 TPF Noob!

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    I bought my first DSLR which is a Canon rebel xsi, a year ago which had a 18-55mm zoom lense that came in the package.
    Well I'm looking for another lense that has better zoom features, I'm mostly into scenic photography.
    Anyone have some good ideas? I'm trying to stay below $350 buuuut that can always stretch some : )
     
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    The 18-55mm is a good range to have, maybe try a macro lens, a different approach to your scenic photography. Also don't be afraid of used, be cautious, but and good way to go. Also maybe a fish-eye, or a lens baby.
     
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    er~you can visit this ,maybe it will give your some help
     
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    My advice would by the 50mm f/1.4 you couldn't go wrong with that!
     
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    Don't take it the wrong way, but the word is spelled "lens."
     
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    FYI. You are promoting a NEGATIVE image of your company. I saw few posts that you submit recently .... all of them just telling people to visit your link without offering any advice ... That's no difference from spam.
     
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    For scenic photography the lens you have has very good range. What you failed to mention is why the current lens is not up to the task? Do you want to go wider, or longer? Is it too slow and you want a faster lens? If you want to go wider the Sigma 10-20 is only about $100-150 more than your current budget. I have a Tokina 11-16 which I really like but its about $250 more than your current budget. Stay away from the lens adapters even though they are cheap, they are actually worth less! If you want to go longer, in your price range there are several basic zooms available with longer range. They are basic zooms comparable quality with the kit lens. They have limitations but do take very decent pictures.

    And now for the add in the middle of the post:

    I have to agree with the other replies on the link to the supporting vendors site.
    It would be one thing to give a couple comments about what to get or what is available in that price range. Quite a few people link to sites all the time on here. Useually along with some sort of advice though.

    But to just link to a sales site with no comments at all. Thats spamming. Maybe being a Supporting Vendor that is considered ok by the site operator. Help paying the bills. But just seems like having a very bad commercial right in some of the posts. It seems to be poor judgment to me. But what do I know, I am not a supporting member.
     
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    ^^ Actually you are a supporting member since you support this site by contributing your knowledge here. :)
     
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    Every single post by that vendor is "Here buy this". It's nothing but spam. Way to go TPF.
     
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    Well I am guessing a supporting vendor pays about $.00001 per click on the site. That would mean they are $.00001 more important to the site operator than I am. :lol:

    So, going by that. My advice is worth less than $.00001. :greenpbl:
     
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    Sorry for the lack of information, I'm still pretty new to photography. I'm looking for a longer zoom and certainly in the future may look into wide lens shots.
    But my main goal is just a longer lense, maybe like a 55-200mm or around there.
     

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