Need advice on zoom lense

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by kevin7_13, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. kevin7_13

    kevin7_13 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bolivar, MO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I am very new at this. I just got my first DSLR camera just this week. My camera is a Canon XT. I have a Canon 50mm 1.8 lens. I am looking for a basic zoom lens that will go wider than mine but also zoom further. My price range is hopefully less than $200. I don't care if it is new or used. I have tried my brothers canon 17mm-85mm I.S. I really like it but I do not need image stabilizer and it is a little expensive for me. Does anyone have any suggestions on a lens for me?
     
  2. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,643
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Bolivar, MO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
  3. pregnantcowlady

    pregnantcowlady TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    ehhh. wider? i donno about that.

    i know you could get a sigma 55-200mm for about $100.

    or something like a sigma 28-105mm
    for about $150.
     
  4. pregnantcowlady

    pregnantcowlady TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
  5. Big Mike

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

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The lens that usually comes with that camera is the 18-55mm. It's a cheaply made lens, but you could probably find them for close to $50 on E-bay.
     
  6. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Tokina 19-35mm can be found for very little.... on the used market.
     
  7. kevin7_13

    kevin7_13 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bolivar, MO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I have not looked too long but I have found a canon lens that is 28-90mm f/4-5.6. It is used and the person selling it asked $80. Does anyone have thoughts about this lens? Is it worth it? Pro's or Con's for it?
     

Share This Page