I just purchased a 400D

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  1. Braomius

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    $262.30 with free shipping!!

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Canon-55-250mm-4-0-5-6-Telephoto-Digital/dp/B0011NVMO8/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1225383357&sr=8-1[/ame]

    This is the lens I have and is great for what I need. It doesn't have USM, but I don't think many/any USM lenses are under $300.
     
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    Gonna be pretty hard trying to find an all around lens with both USM and IS for under $300. I have 3 suggestions for you.

    #1 for $225 you can get a Canon EF 28-105mm USM.

    or you can wait a little longer;
    save another $50 and probably get

    #3 ~$350 Sigma 18-125mm OS HSM (same as IS USM)

    save another $100 and probably get

    #3 ~$400 Canon EF 28-135mm USM IS

    #4 ~$400 Sigma 18-200mm OS (same as IS)

    I currently own the Sigma 18-200mm OS on my XTi and I'm very pleased with it.
     
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    This is a good idea considering you already have the kit lens to work the wide-angle shots. And with the extra cash, I highly recommend you buy the Nifty-50 for around $90 free shipping. It is a must have.

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Canon-50mm-1-8-Camera-Lens/dp/B00007E7JU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1225384346&sr=8-1[/ame]
     
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    Ok 2 questions

    1. Im not sure why the "nifty 50" is necessary when I have the kit lens

    2. Id like to shoot minor indoor motion (with flash unless rules against it), would IS or USM be more helpful for this?


    oh and thank you for all your insight it has deff put me in a better direction than I was going.
     
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    I'm a noob too but from what I hear, the nifty fifty takes good pictures in low light (good for indoors), it's sharp, and it's fast. Getting mine today :D
     
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    Thats what Im looking for, I thought USM and IS helped with that. I know they help with 130mm + lens since its hard to hold a camera steady zoomed in.

    Ahh, I just want to make sure I buy the right things, I feel pretty lucky with what I have so far and im hoping once I understand my kit lens boundaries it will help me feel better with upgrading.
     
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    the 50mm 1.8 is awesome. Like thaliagoo said, it takes great pictures in low light, is super sharp and worth its weight in gold. I love taking all sorts of pictures with it.
     
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    well for the $90 price tag it seems like I can't go wrong, I'll pick it up in a few weeks. This should be good to start out with for a few months :thumbup:
     
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    damn after seeing this http://photo.net/equipment/canon/ef50/

    It makes me want the 1.4 ef 50mm instead, Bokeh is something I really wanted to experiment with and it seems much better on the 1.4 and would work awesome for portraits. It says the lens is more solid too. I can deal with the $300 price tag but its going to suck not having a nice 135mm or 200mm lens to play with for awhile.
     
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    As I know, USM only helps with focusing faster and quieter.

     

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