If you had $1000......

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by A4Effort, Oct 26, 2008.

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With a $1000 which of these woudl you get?

  1. Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 L lens

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Canon Speedlight 430ex + Beginner strobist kit + Sigma 10-22mm lens

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. Something else (list below)

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. A4Effort

    A4Effort TPF Noob!

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    I am a novice and am looking for a beginner kit to get me away from the kit lens. I do not want to focus on a certain subject but want to practice them all so I can get a good grip and see which subjects I like best (i.e sports, potraits, etc...) My ultimate combo would be the 24-70mm + Speedlight + Strob kit but I cannot spend that much money at this time.


    would you

    A.) get a Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 L lens
    or
    B.) Canon speedlite 430ex + ~$200 Strobist Starter Kit + Sigma 10-22mm lens
    or
    C.) something completely different
     
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  2. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would be tempted by the 24-70mm from your first 2 options. That will let you get away from your kit lens and replace it with one of the best portrate lenses out there. The flash lets you be creative, but you don't need it to get the shots at the moment - a good fast lens will do more for you than the flash will.
     
  3. Sim

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    Yep I second Overread's suggestion. The 24-70 is an excellent lens that you'll be happy with for years and could definitely grow into.
     
  4. A4Effort

    A4Effort TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, I agree, the 24-70 is definitly versatile. Maybe I could somehow squeeze in the 430ex and forget about the kit.
     
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    Montana TPF Noob!

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    24-70. I am hoping Santa brings me one this Christmas......
    or the 70-200....
    or the 100-400....

    LOL.

    Seriously, the 24-70 is the best place to start I think.

    Derrick
     
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    Nikon 80-200 2.8. :)
     

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