Need help picking a lens.

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  1. dharner1

    dharner1 TPF Noob!

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    Just bought a Canon Dig. Rebel xTi. It has the stock lens on it, looking for something with a little more zoom on it, any suggestions for a beginner? also where to purchase it from. thanks!
     
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    iolair No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi ... What is your budget, and what kind of photos do you intend to take?
    What is the greater priority ... image quality, low price or long range?
     
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    dharner1 TPF Noob!

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    I take a lot of photos of buildings, not so much portraits, not so much distance. Just need something better than this Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 lens.

    Budget is around.. $50-$150

    thanks guys. i appreciate it.
     
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    Keep saving then... that budget willl need to be a little bigger.
     
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    Yea your basic zoom lens that is somewhat decent is a 70-300mm f4-f5.6, which will run around 200$.
     
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    That 50mm is a great lens, don't doubt it. It's just not wide enough for shooting buildings. Keep saving for a wide angle zoom, and in the mean time, get to know that 50mm and learn how to use it for what it's good at.
     
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    50mm is a good lens, you need to save a bit more to get anything of quality
     
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    dharner1 TPF Noob!

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    thanks, i appreciate all the tips. what's a good wide angle lens for a moderate price range... by moderate i mean college student. =)
     
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    Sigma 10-20 maybe?
     
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