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  1. TheLogan

    TheLogan TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone, just wanted to say Hi, I'm somewhat new to the photo forum. I got my first DSLR for Christmas, the Canon XS. I'm really liking it so far. I just had a few questions. first, is there any lens that you would recommend as a first lens in the $200 range? and are there any great books that you would recommend as a good learning photography book?

    Thanks everyone!
    -Logan
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard.
     
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    Hey Logan, welcome to TPF!

    I'm a 30D shooter: I think anyone's first lens should be a fast prime - try the 50 mm f/1.8. A good "learning photography" book is [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Exposure-Photographs-Digital-Updated/dp/0817463003/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230421271&sr=8-1]Understanding Exposure by Brian Peterson[/ame].
     
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    Thanks for the welcomes. I went to the Houston Camera Exchange today and asked about the 50mm lens, and they were out, but the guy said it would be better to buy a used older model with the metal bracket or something. Is it really worth my time trying to find an older model?
     
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    Hmmm, I dunno about the metal bracket, but it's always good to buy new lenses - you get the warranty.
     
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    Hello Logan and Welcome to the forum.
     

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