Lenses For Joshua Tree

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by MDowdey, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. MDowdey

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    Alright experts...

    im in the market for some canon glass to take with me to Joshua Tree. MY budget is 500$US. What lens do you think would benefit me the most out in the desert?

    thanks!

    matt
     
  2. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    A good 18 - 55, with a nice low apature :D
    Lol I know so little :(

    Try a nice 75 - 300 for £150 while your at it, its a decent lens...get the ultrasound one
     
  3. MDowdey

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    whoops, forgot to add that it is for a canon 10D. if that makes any difference.


    md
     
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  4. Artemis

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    hehe Id still go for an 18-55...if your lucky may be able to get one with a f/2....is that how its said? anyways if you want ill have a look in the back of my jessops magazine!
     
  5. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    hehe - it's an ultrasonic, not an ultrasound.. an ultrasound is used on pregnant women (among other things)... I'm sure matt doesn't need that in a camera.

    (unless he's checking someone out, and wants to know if she's pregnant)
     
  6. Rob

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    If it's going to be desert hot, take a fully-manual camera as well. Temperatures above "very hot" tend to cause problems for electronics.

    Personally I'd take the widest prime lens you've got and a standard lens and shoot 50 slide or 100 neg film on a fully manual body.

    If you've got some spare cash, a polarising filter and a UV filter can be handy in excess lighting situations.
     
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    Arty, the 18-55 is an EF-S lens, which only works on bodies with an EF-S mount. The 10D doesn't have one.

    Matt, I would think a nice wide angle would be good. I use the Tamron 17-35 f/2.8-4, and for the money, it's pretty good. I think it's around $400. The Canon 17-40 f/4 L is probably a bit better, but it's around $650 I think.
     
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    One other thing... If you're driving to the desert and it's hot, don't leave your camera in the car!
     
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    It's not hot in the desert in march.

    I would definately get as wide angle as you can afford. 18mm will give you ~28mm at the widest with the crop factor.
     

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