Which Lens ?..its me birthday

mark day

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May 23, 2006
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Im still learning the 350d with the 18-55 lens how ever the wife has said i can have a secound lens for my birthday :wink: have you guys got a ideal for a good all rounder for the canon 350d i was looking and thinking of the Canon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 but thought id ask as this maybe not a good jump ..would like your views thanks

or just get a Canon Ef 50mm f/1.8 II Lens to start with
Both those lenses are great. The 28-135 is a good walk-around lens, but it doesn't have the wide aperture and narrow DOF of the 50. I'd personally get the 50 first as it allows for much more creative photography.

When I had to decide on a second lens in April, right before we left for the States, I went for a telephoto zoom lens, and the decision was right for city photography, I think (everyone said I took reasonably good pics while in NYC, and no one knows my Washington D.C. pics as yet :oops: - haven't finished working on them - too many new ones ever since! :blushing: ), but I was really torn between that one (the Sigma DG 70-300mm, 1:4-5.6) and the Canon 50mm 1:1,8 ... and the latter still is on my list of birthday presents (unless I cannot contain myself and go buy it before, since it's still 7 more months to go until my birthday comes up again).
Depends what her budget is.......i'd say you won't go far wrong with a Canon 24-70mm f2.7 L USM. Great lens and although i haven't used the 50mm prime from what i can gather, the zoom lens is close to it in quality thanks to its "L" glass.

Great lens....love it.
Since you are new to photography, the 50mm f/1.8 is my recommendation. (and also since it's a great lens and you don't have it :p)
thanks guy's the 50 it is ,,after going out today to take some more i think i need it:lol: lets go and be nice to me wife ,,,shopping tomorrow :lol:
mark day said:
thanks guy's the 50 it is ,,after going out today to take some more i think i need it:lol: lets go and be nice to me wife ,,,shopping tomorrow :lol:

I think that's a good choice:) I have the same camera and situation as you, and I think I've decided on the 50 as well. :lovey:
yes ,,,just looked on jessops and there's are going for £84 but then checked on ebay £40 ish mmmmmmmm
Well guys i got the 50mm f1.8 Mk II and you were all right ,,what a change from the 18-55 stock,, images are crisp and colour is better also ,,great lens ,,couldnt wait for ebay so payed full price but i think it was worth it thanks guys ,,,looking for some church and grave yard shots later IF any turn out ok i will post ,,,thanks again..:hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail:

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