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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:57 pm 
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Hi guys, for in my backpack, or just for always when I dont want to have the big 50D with me, I bought a second 350D for $40. Now I only need a lens.
It's not too difficult, I want to do landscapes with it, and when the camera falls on the ground, it
must be that cheap that I wont really care that it breaks, or
has just that good build quality that it will survive a small fall.

To be fair, Im not going to spend real money on this. $50 is enough. I was thinking about a used Canon 18-55, or a Sigma 18-50 3,5-5,6. If you have some recommendations, let me know!

There's in the future a replacement for my 18-55 coming (the one I already have), but I dont have the money right now. Im not going to buy a good lens right now so I can use my 18-55 for the 350D.

If you know some other lenses? Let me hear! M42 lenses as Minolta MD lenses are also supported by adapters I own.

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I'd just keep an eye open for a cheap 18-55 or similar from anyone on the used markets.

Trouble with the even older lenses is they were generally designed for film so you wont get the wider angles easily there.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:22 pm 
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If it's worth it, should I maybe look at other brand lenses (Nikon 18-55?) with adapter? Or is it then not better to spend just a bit more money on the Canon version?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:34 pm 
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For a given price, I doubt there'll really be much in it.

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Ok, thanks popo!

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Even though it's not that wide, there is a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8. Great lens for the price.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Of course this one passed my mind also, but since I already own a 50 1,7, though MF, I dont really use it that often to buy one with AF...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:17 pm 
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Here are some more inexpensive primes then.
EF 24 f/2.8
EF 28 f/1.8 USM
EF 28 f/2.8
EF 35 f/2

Granted, none of these are as inexpensive as the 50mm f/1.8.

The main reason why I said the 50mm in the first place, was if it broke, you wouldn't mind it as much.

Also, I have found that if I leave my zooms at home sometime, and have nothing but a prime, I can sometimes end up with better pictures because I think about the composition more.

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Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:19 pm 
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Would any of the primes you have already work for this purpose?
I'm looking specifically at your Minolta MD Rokkor W. 28mm F/3.5 or Minolta MD 50mm F/1.7.

Or are you wanting an auto-focus option?

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Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:21 am 
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MF is quite good for landscapes, as the land is not moving. When I purchase a high-end landscape lens, a Zeiss is on my short list, but the same principal applies to budget lenses. Have you considered a 17mm Tokina? Because I am on a budget, I recently acquired a Vivitar-branded Tokina-made 17mm I found on evil-bay. It seems quite good, though I have not yet taken any serious landscape images with it. This is, of course, no longer produced, but available as pre-owned, from time to time.

Edited to add: in case my humor does not translate well, "evil-bay" refers to EBay.

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Thanks guys! Ill have a look at those. The 50mm isnt used that often because I find it too narrow or too wide fot most shots, the 28mm is just good, but not that sharp. Due to the glass in the adapter the sharpness is greatly reduced, and when I set the 18-55 to 24/28mm (lovely lenght) it's much sharper. And it autofocuses of course, that's why I dont use them not that often.
When I need my camera to be small for some street shots, I will use the 350D and 28mm though!
Ill have a look again at the 24/28mm primes, maybe I can find one cheap. For my type of landscapes it's just okay I think...

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