Suggestions for Next Lens Purchase?

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  1. Bugs81

    Bugs81 TPF Noob!

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    What's up everyone?

    I've been working with the kit lens on my Canon Rebel XS for a few weeks now and have already encountered it's limitations.

    Just curious if anyone has a suggestions or recommendations on what lens I should pick up next?

    I like to do a lot of street photography but would also like to start working with portraiture as well.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cop J

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    What's your budget like?

    I just purchased the same camera and I have the kit 18-55mm lens and a 50mm F/1.8 and I love it!
     
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    I think it depends on your needs.
    This has been one of my favorite links for lens reviews.
    Canon Digital SLR Camera & Lens Reviews

    You will find the Canon lens tend to rate better but some of the less expensive off brands are pretty good too.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What limitations are you talking about? Focal length? Chromatic abberation? Distortion? Focussing speed? Aperture? Sharpness?...
     
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    One last point, for portraits get yourself a 2.8 or less if you can. It will give you a good depth of field and provides more flexiblity in low light conditions.
     
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    17-40 F4L for street ,walk around, landscape, general use. I love mine.
    50mm f1.4 for portrait work
    100mm f2.8 macro for portrait work and macro to long for indoor unless its a headshot.
    85 f1.8 portrait may be a little long for indoor use?
     
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    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    One of my favorite lenses that covers street and portrait work equally well is the 70-200 f/2.8L IS. But without knowing that you want to spend $1500+ on a lens, I can't accurately say that this is the lens for you.

    I also like wide angles for street and portrait as well; it really depends on what type of mood I'm in as to whether or not I go wide or I go long. I like the 10-20 and 10-22 Sigma and Canon lenses on APS-C Canons and the 17-40 on FF cameras.
     

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