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  1. maria jones

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    hello,
    i just got my first digital camera, Canon T1i, and i am very confused regarding the lenses. I like to photograph flowers and insects, portraits, landscapes and pretty much everything. i want to buy one or two lenses that can cover everything that i need to do.Can anyone give me an advice? What are the best lenses with a low price?
     
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    Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Macro
    Excellent lens to start out with about $400.
     
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    remember jack of all trades, master of none. typically, the more ranges a lens covers, the less the quality of the image. So an 18-200 will be less quality than a 24-70 which will be less quality than a 50.

    Many more things come into play, but this is a general rule
     
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    Canon 50mm to start,

    thread over. :lmao::lol:
     
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    Did you get the camera with the lens? (or just the body) If your camera shipped with the kit lens, I will say go use it and learn more about your camera and lens.

    Once you know more, you should know what you need to get.
     
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    yeah 50mm as a start
     
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    And is there any thing your 50mm wont do? :lol:
     
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    I'd recommend picking up the book Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson. A great book, recommended by many here, for the beginner. That, or any other way of trying to gain knowledge of photography
     
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    Tamron is OK? I also just bought a T1i on Amazon and chose a kit with a Tamron lens and a Tamron Macro and now have been worried that I might not have made a good choice. I was thinking about spending the extra for a Canon lens but I am only do this as a hobby for myself so I don't want to buy things I don't need.
     
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    You could always rent a lens to check it out.
     
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    While I respect everyones opinion in this thread so far. I think this is the best advice I have seen. I have a nifty fifty and I use it very seldom. But when I shoot in low light that is one of the lenes I go for. Shoot for awhile, learn your gear, begin to develop your "eye" and then and only then start dropping money into glass.

    Michael
     
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    Wait, what?! you can do that? Where?!?!?!
     

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