Help w/ Inside Equipment

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  1. memento

    memento No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I want to get a lens/flash to shoot indoors.

    How does a EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM w/ Speedlite 430EX sound?(or should I spend the extra money on a 580EX II?)
    I've seen a lot of people talk about Tamron's 17-50 F/2.8..
    I think this is a good focal length??
    If I got things right, both are for a cropped sensor.
    I don't see myself upgrading to a full sensor body any time soon, but you never know..

    Are there any "L" lenses I should be looking into.

    Budget wise, I'm saving money and will probably have around a grand by Feb.. I'd rather save a month or two longer and get something good,, so let's say there is no budget.

    Any help would be wonderful!

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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Equipment without knowledge is not going to help you may pictures any nicer.
    http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/

    As far as hardware specific info, there are many others here way more Canon savvy than I am, so I will leave that part if it to them.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sounds great. That lens gets plenty of high praise from people who own it. Many say that it's optically L quality...but maybe not L build quality.
    The 430EX is a good flash, the 580EX is better but more expensive.

    I have the Tamron 17-50 F2.8, I don't think it's as good as the 17-55 Canon, but it's less than half the price. Also consider the 18-50 F2.8 from Sigma.

    Canon doesn't make EF-S lenses with the L designation.

    If you want L, there is the 16-35 F2.8 L and the 17-40 F4 L.
     
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    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    I would say to go for the 50mm f1.4L if you really want an inside lens, and have a budget that isn't gonna prohibit you.
    It's a full frame lens, so it will work on both your current camera, any film EF mount cameras, and in the future maybe a full frame sensor camera.

    Good luck.
     
  5. memento

    memento No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for the link Jerry,
    I've been reading a ton from over there. :cheers:

    After purchasing my 50/1.8... I really expected to be able to shoot in the dark... NOT! :lol:
    And the focal plane(wide open) is about an inch(imo:p), too small.
    ANd I don't like the 50mm inside(imo).. it's too close.


    I've been reading a lot about the 16-35 F2.8 L ;)

    And my most resent desire is the 70-200 F2.8 L IS



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