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dizphoto
24-10-2009, 12:40 PM
hiya all :wave::wiggle: what is the best lens to take with a small canon dslr? I dont want to spend the whole vacation looking through the camera but I'd like to get some nice special shots :yes:

ukwdwnut
24-10-2009, 01:13 PM
hiya :)

hmmmmmm dont know what the best one would be, i used the kit and 70-300 macro with my 400D last oct

i could do with one that combines the two really as the kit is only about 3x optical, not very good really

Slowhand
24-10-2009, 01:25 PM
I took my Nikon D70 with me and for 99% of the time I found that the standard 18-70mm lens that came with the camera was all that I needed.
I also took my 55-200mm lens but seldom used it....mainly for getting a few close up shots of the animals at AK.

keith
24-10-2009, 01:26 PM
It really does depend on budget :( doesnt it always

Some of the kit lenses are now pretty good and you don't hear me say THAT often.

The new canon 18-55is has produced some great shots, theres a new 18-135 which is looking pretty good as a carry around lens too.

Britchick
24-10-2009, 01:42 PM
what are you going to take photos of? if it's mainly characters and people i would go for this, fantastic value for money

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II Lens (2514A011AA) - Warehouse Express (http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-canon-ef-50mm-f1-8-ii-lens/p12814)

i don't do landscapes or anything like that but i did just buy a 18-55is to replace my kit lens and am quite pleased with the results

whatever you get make sure you have the lens hood for it as it will be very bright

keith
24-10-2009, 01:50 PM
i don't do landscapes or anything like that but i did just buy a 18-55is to replace my kit lens and am quite pleased with the results


ooo any sample BC? I dont mean outstanding works of art , just quick snaps to show what it's like?

Britchick
24-10-2009, 01:56 PM
ooo any sample BC? I dont mean outstanding works of art , just quick snaps to show what it's like?

i'm uploading some now will have a look :thumbsup:

I traded in my no IS and they gave me one out of a kit for 60 inc
a years guarantee- couldn't go wrong really

keith
24-10-2009, 01:58 PM
i'm uploading some now will have a look :thumbsup:

I traded in my no IS and they gave me one out of a kit for 60 inc
a years guarantee- couldn't go wrong really

yeah total bargain. People have told me off for criticising the kit lens (I meant the old one) because the new one is so good *apparently* !

Always nice to have a small, light, flexible lens available even if it isnt the fastest lens in the world

Britchick
24-10-2009, 02:39 PM
this is SOOC, it pains me to put something up without fiddling lol

it's my Dad btw and it was a JPEG

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff216/charliesangel2007/IMG_7511.jpg

keith
24-10-2009, 02:41 PM
Seems sharp enough, contrast good, colours seem fine! I'd say thats a pretty good lens for the price!

ukwdwnut
24-10-2009, 05:30 PM
what are you going to take photos of? if it's mainly characters and people i would go for this, fantastic value for money

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II Lens (2514A011AA) - Warehouse Express (http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-canon-ef-50mm-f1-8-ii-lens/p12814)

i don't do landscapes or anything like that but i did just buy a 18-55is to replace my kit lens and am quite pleased with the results

whatever you get make sure you have the lens hood for it as it will be very bright

just seen the 50mm a tenner cheaper here with a 2yr warranty

Canon EF 50mm F1.8 Mk II (http://www.camerabox.co.uk/product1.asp?ProductID=4815&gclid=CNfK-NOa1p0CFZ1h4wodwGsDsA)

Britchick
24-10-2009, 05:45 PM
are they UK suppliers Nut?

josh.p.
24-10-2009, 10:12 PM
I took my kit lens to Hong Kong with me and it was more than adequate. I would have perhaps liked a better zoom in some of the shots of animals but for the pain of carrying it around I probably wouldn't have anyway.

It was a 17-80 lens and was just fine.