Looking to buy a new lens

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    Have a Canon EOS digital Rebel XT...still in the preplanning stages with this, just curious on what kind of lenses are compatible with this camera. I assume all the Canon ones will work? Any other good brands? I know very little about this, so all info is appreciated, thanks.
     
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    I would definitely suggest the L series if you have the budget.

    I have this lens and I love it.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. The L series is out of my price range, but the Tamron you suggest looks great.
     
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    I would suggest staying with a canon lens even if it is not a L series. Much nicer pictures and more durable.
     
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    Actually... a lot of Canon's regular consumer line lenses are crap. Money best spent on Sigma, Tamron, or Tokina at the lower price ranges.

    You might consider some fast used older glass. In general you'll have to live with slower than USM AF motor but it shouldn't be an issue. I still shoot with a 35-105 f2.8 Asph w/ 2x teleconverter Tamron used for $150. In its time, it was one of Tamron's best performers and still performs wonderfully...
     

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