Top 3 Lens for canon rebel xt

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  1. phoenix83

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    Hi I am in the process of buying a XT to learn to shoot with and hopefully shoot port. and fashion I was told that the 50mm f/1.8 is a great one for this and was wondering what are some other ones ?
     
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    I could list three lenses that I think are great, but they're all over $1000. What's your price range for great?
     
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    EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS
    EF 70-200 F2.8 L IS
    EF 85mm F1.2

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    70-200mm f/2.8L IS - fast focus, incredible IQ, almost dummy proof (me proof) ... I love how fast it AF

    24-70 f/2.8L or 24-105 f/4L IS - do not have either because stuck trying to decide which one is "better"

    50mm f/1.8 - BEST lens for the buck
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This would be what I would view as the top lenses for Canon, just not three of them. I selected these because they are what I own and use.

    Canon Lenses:
    10-22mm f3.5-4.5
    16-35mm f2.8L II
    24-70mm f2.8L
    70-200 f2.7L
    35mm f1.4L
    50mm f1.4
    85mm f1.8
    100mm f2.0 Macro
    135mm f2L
    200mm f2.8L
    EF 1.4X II
     
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    I second on this list. Tack on the 50 f/1.8 while your at it since it's only another $90 quid. Though the f/1.2 or f/1.4 would be better.
     
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    The new arrival 55-250mm IS is cheap and good .
     
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    I agree with all above... if you can afford, buy some "L" lenses... are awesome...
    About the 50mm lens, its a must... it's very cheap and it's very good :D
     
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    is the 50mm lens you are referring to the Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II ? Its on 89.99 at Dell and wasn't sure whether to get it or not. Should I?
     
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    My budget is up to 200 dollars per lens
     
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    Usually $79.99 on b & H. There's a link at the top of the forums. Excellent service and superb, legit prices. I've spent probably $3000 there over the past year and on my last transaction, there was a shipping mishap on UPS's part. B&H took care of the claim and reversing the charge and everything for me. Good Stuff.

    And the lens is great for the price as well.
     
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    Thanks. B & H is pretty awesome.

    Would you say this lens has more applications than the 18-55mm that came with the camera?
     

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