New lens: Advice?

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    racheebabee92 TPF Noob!

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    I am planning to save up for a new lens, and right now I only have one that I've been shooting with for a few years, 18-55mm. I want to buy something that will be put my money to good use- not something like a fisheye lens which is great, but I can't use it all the time. Also something not TOO expensive...any advice anyone?
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    hm? I don't necessarily have a budget, but I do not want to spend too much money
     
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    Ambiguous terms like that don't work. What is too much money to you, might be not a lot to me, and vice versa. You NEED to know what you are willing to spend, as do we, if you're to get any quality assistance.
     
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    More or less than $1K?
     
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    If you have been shooding with the 18-55 for a while, you probably want to start reaching out a bit..

    I would stay with a zoom and think about one that takes off where this one ends.... or there abouts..

    If you are cost conscious, then Canon makes a nice 28-200 EF 3.5-5.6.... 3 to 400 bucks..

    Or you could go all out and get the professional grade 70-200 L 2.8 IS, this one will set you back a grand and a half.
     
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    I would advise you first to go out and get your self the Canon/Nikon (do u shoot with one of these?) 50mm f/1.8. Its comes in around the 100 dollar range and is considered the best value lens around by many. Great for portrait photog.

    If you do wanna go for a lens with range Id recommend the Canon (provided u shoot canon) 700-200mm f/4 L lens. Its about 600dollars at BnH
     
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    First question - what camera do you use?
    Second question - what do you find limiting about your current lens. I.e. what do you enjoy photographing but struggle with?
     

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