what are approriate lenses?

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Hi All... New member... New to amateur photographys as well...
I just picked up a Canon 40D and I have a 28-80mm Tamron lense w/it.

Are there other suggested lenses that I should get?
I'm planning on taking a lot of:
People/group shots
Landscape Shots (Regular frame and Wide/Panoramic frames)
Upclose fauna/flora
Also would like to try taking shots of:
Action/Sport shots
NightSky
CityLight (from hill/mountains)

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.
 
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min apperture - F/22
that's from the Specs sheet
 

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Ok. What's the lowest aperture number?

I would suggest adding a telephoto to your repitoire (sp?), so that you can do sports shots from far away. I love my telephoto, it's on my camera most of the time.
 
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appaterue range 3.5 to 5.6 (I think that's about right)
thanks for the recommendation on telephoto lens... I'll look into that.
 

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You'll probably want something wider than 28mm for group people photos. You'll find that pretty restrictive, especially if you're indoors. You might take a look at the Canon EF-S 10-22mm which will handle group shots in tigher spaces, along with your landscape stuff. For sports, yes a telephoto zoom is what you'd want to look for. I love Canon's various 70-200mm lenses, especially the f/4 constant aperture versions. It's tough to make any specific recommendations without knowing what your budget is. Lenses can cost anywhere from less than $100 brand new to several thousand dollars.
 

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I love my telephoto has well, the smaller lens i use hasnt been used much at all.
 
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I haven't really set a budget for purchasing lenses, shopping around I have seen price jumps from 150+ to higher end extremes. What do other begginer like me ussually set aside for budget on lenses. I want to save some cash, but I know lenses carry picture quality as much as the body, so I don't really want to be cheap.

Currently I'm looking at 100-200 per lens, but I can adjust that range based on other's experiences in shopping around.

Also any recomendations on online stores? I've been told bhpphotovideo is a good place.

Thanks again to everyone..
 
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Looks like I have to up my budget to get the 10-20mm lens, which for what I really want to do I don't mind.

I was thinking the Sigma model for cost, any recomendations/reviews?
If I pick this up look like the telephoto will have to wait.
Has anyone compared the Canon to the Sigma models? There quite a difference fromwhat I see online.

Thanks for all the great advice.
 

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just make sure that it will work with your camera.

what type of photography do you plan on doing?
 

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