New Lens Help?

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  1. u14inferno

    u14inferno TPF Noob!

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    I got my canon rebel Xs a few months ago and i'm going to get another lens

    for portrait and landscape ect. but can't decide between these two... or any

    other suggestions. max $650

    Thanks.

    EF 50mm f/1.4 USM standard telephoto
    or
    EF 24mm f/2.8 wide angle
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    50mm won't be that great for landscape work if you want wide shots. And that looks like a prime, not a telephoto.
     
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    On a crop sensor the 50mm effectively brushes against the telephoto range (as effectively it's an 80mm), but I agree; I wouldn't necessarily call it a telephoto lens. o_O

    The first will be great for portraits (not so sexy for landscapes). The second will be great for landscapes (and I would almost never use a lens that wide for a portrait).
     
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    I would recommend something really wide. Tokina Makes a great lens for wide shots. It is the 11-16 f/2.8 This is going to be one of my next lenses. Check it out. Has great reviews.
    Tokina | 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus | ATX116PRODXC

    PS this lens is made for the smaller sensors so there is no crop effect.
     

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