Good lens for ministock?

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  1. alabama1980

    alabama1980 TPF Noob!

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    I have some ideas for some stock photography. Im shooting with a Rebel XTi. What is a good lens for this? I know you have to have some decent quality glass, but HOW decent? Im definitely on a budget, but I would like to try my hand at this...plus see if I can get whats in my head to translate into the lens.

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    "stock photography" is too vague. What exactly will you be shooting? Plus there are tons of threads on this already if you just do a search.

    Sorry for not being helpful. :p
     
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    Sorry, im a boob for not being more specific...or searching....lol.

    By stock photography, I mean pics for those sites that offer pictures for use in advertising, billboards, and various other uses. As best I understand they have strict standards, but none of the site are specific as to what those standards are.
     
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    Your 18-55 should be good enough for most things but a better lens would help.

    Suggestions:
    [FONT=arial,geneva,helvetica][SIZE=-1]EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM[/SIZE][/FONT][SIZE=-1][FONT=arial,geneva,helvetica] $600[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [FONT=arial,geneva,helvetica][SIZE=-1]EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [SIZE=-1][FONT=arial,geneva,helvetica] $1000[/FONT][/SIZE]

    Maybe "L" lenses:
    [FONT=arial,geneva,helvetica][SIZE=-1]EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM[/SIZE][/FONT] $1100
    [FONT=arial,geneva,helvetica][SIZE=-1]EF 17-40 f/4L USM [/SIZE][/FONT]
    $800
     

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