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 Post subject: Cheap lineup
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:36 am 
I'm looking into the 400D and need some help with a cheap lineup for that camera. I was thinking about 2-3 lenses where the cheap 50mm is one of them but I don't know what else to chose.

Which of the Canon lenses gives best quality/price ratio at low prices and which should I try to avoid? Is some of the old lenses a better buy than the new ones? I imagine that almost all Canon lenses are great but was thinking that some of them might be better than others when price is also a factor.


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You thinking of leaving the Sony, Konica, Minolta trail?
Why?

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 Post subject: Suggestion
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Hi Rune,

In another thread I discussed the merits of the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. Have you considered this lens?

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Hi Rune, if you're after quality and good value, have you considered using fixed focal length lenses for all three?

That said, the challenge there is an affordable wide angle around the 18mm mark...

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I you're into Canon plus love wide-angle, you must get the Canon 10-22mm. A dream-lens for those shots!

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Well, by "looking into" I mean a close friend of mine is about to replace her Canon SLR with a 400D and wanted some help. I don't know much about quality of cheaper Canon lenses but I know you guys might :)

Thanks for your answers :) The 28-135mm with a 50mm sounds great, and I have now looked at a 28,50,135 combination that seems within reasonable price range. As I can see the cheap 50mm is better than the Minolta I have and if the other primes are relatively as good then that is a sweet lineup. It could be nice to see how all of the above performed in real life like how the colors and bokeh is.

If I should leave the a-mount it should be because new Sony lenses are about twice the price of Canon and I don't think they are any better.


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Hi Rune,

Glad you like the look of the EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. I was a bit worried it might be out of budget. In case you didn't spot the link one of the review sites has some sample pictures but they are a bit small for critical examination of the lens' performance.

Are any of your friend's current SLR lenses going to be used with the 400D?

Bob.

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