Going to Japan, have $1000 for a new quiver of lenses.

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  1. Lackoffunding

    Lackoffunding TPF Noob!

    May 1, 2007
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    Hey there,

    I am probably going to study in japan for a semester next year and need some advice on what lenses I should get. I really want to do a lot of photography over there, and currently I shoot with an old digital rebel. The only lens I have for it is the kit lens from an old film rebel and it is bashed to sh*t. Full of dents and dirt, it is basically a paperweight. So I just bought a 50mm 1.8 for portraiture, but now I have 1000 dollars to spend on other lenses.

    I would like to have a few lenses that could satisfy the following...

    -portraiture (but the 50mm should handle that)
    -Landscape (wide angle zoom?)
    -macro (not sure if it is in the budget, but I would love it)

    I just need to base this decision off of the going ebay rate of the lenses, and if it is worth my while to spend an extra 3-400 bucks I might be able to scrounge it up.

    I dont know if this will help, but here is my flickr so you can see what type of stuff I shoot...


    Thanks so much!


  2. JustAnEngineer

    JustAnEngineer TPF Noob!

    Apr 11, 2008
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    Would the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 meet your walkaround, portrait and landscape needs?

    Would the Kenko extension tube set for your 50mm f/1.8 be satisfactory for macro work?

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