Lens for College

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  1. ZyCzech

    ZyCzech TPF Noob!

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    Hey Everyone.

    I'm new to this forum, so all of your help is appreciated...

    I'm preparing to leave for college this fall and I need a new lens for my Canon 10D.

    In college I plan on shooting a wide variety of things for the newspaper, digital photography class, etc. I'm sure this will include sports, parties, and whatever else comes my way, but I don't want to haul around a ton of lenses.

    Right now I have a Tamron 19-35mm that works great for my wide angle needs.

    I'm looking to buy a lens that will pick up where my Tamron leaves off, and hopefully pay no more than 500$.

    My questions are:

    If I buy a 70-200mm will I regret having the gap between my two lenses?
    Would 28-135mm have enough zoom for sports?
    And, would I be wasting my money buying a consumer 28-200mm all purpose lens?

    Thanks again,
    ZyCzech
     
  2. Big Mike

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

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    Welcome to the forum.

    That is a pretty useful range that you would be missing out on. Nothing a 50mm F1.8 couldn't fix though.

    That depends on the sport and where you are shooting from. However, That lens probably won't have a large enough aperture for shooting sports in less than perfect light.

    That's a personal choice...my opinion would be yes. Save your money and spend it on F2.8 zoom lenses or prime lenses. You will most likely never regret buying a faster lens....and you will quite often regret it, if you don't.
     
  3. ZyCzech

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    Is there anything that you would recommend then, that will keep me under five hundred dollars?

    Thanks, Mike.
     
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    The canon ef 70-200 f/4 L would run about $550-$600. An excellent lens and a steal at that price.
     

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