What lens would you get?

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  1. Baaaark

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    If you were buying a Rebel XS, and (of course) getting the kit lens, what would your second lens be?

    I already have from some older Canons a 28-70 and a 100-300. But, I don't know if I should buy the 55-250 IS, or a 50 1.8. I'm REALLY thinking I should get the 50 1.8 first.
     
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    If you are taking more pictures inside, the 50mm 1.8 is the way to go for sure. If you like taking pictures outside more, consider the telephoto. Since you already have a 100-300 and nothing for low light, it seems like you would appreciate the 50mm more now.
     
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    As Philly said, it depends on what you are shooting mostly. The 100-300 has a similar aperture size as the 55-250. All you are gaining with the 55-250 is IS, and that is at a loss of 50mm on the long end. I'd go with the 50mm.

    I think the 50mm is a must have in pretty much all camera bags...whether it be the 1.8 or the 1.4. The 55-250 is a good lens, but upgrading to a 70-200 2.8 or 4.0 is something that you will want to do in the future if you end up shooting more with the telephoto.
     

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