Lens ? for 20D

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  1. errant_star

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    Just went and grabbed up a Canon 20D this afternoon. Instead of taking the kit lens I took a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens and was looking at another zoom lens but was hoping to get some feedback on it.

    The 2nd lens is a CANON EF 28-105MM/3.5-4.5 USM (II) ... I've only talked to someone who had used it on film but I'm wondering how well it performs with a DSLR

    If anyone has any input I'd reallly appreciate it ... thanks in advance!

    Jen :mrgreen:
     
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    Congrats! :)
     
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    Congrats on the camera :) The 28-105 is a cheap consumer zoom. Canon also makes a 28-135 IS USM which is much much better lens. Either of those will leave you wanting more on the wide end though probably. Don't forget about the 1.6x crop factor.
     
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    Thanks for your replies guys.

    I'm pretty excited about the new camera and I want to make informed decisions about the lenses I buy because I'm usually pretty rash and make impulse purchases :confused:

    Digital Matt ... would you recommend a zoom lens which gives more of a wide-angle? or would I be better off to seperate into 2 lenses ... one for wide angle and one for the higher zoom? If you get time to respond I'd be forever in your gratitude :mrgreen: Thanks
     
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    I have the 28-105mm f/4-5.6, and I don't mind it, but then again I've never had a really nice lens to compare it with either. But I take most of my shots with it, and for the price it works for me :)
     
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    It all depends on what you will be photographing Jen. I like to shoot landscapes, and a wider angle lens comes in very handy. I personally have a 17-35, a 50mm, an 85mm, and a 70-200.
     

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