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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:46 pm 
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Ok I guess I can also maybe pick the smaller one up later. Your help has been invaluable thanks so much!


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Well, there is some overlap here. The prime lens has a wider aperture but no stabilization. That means that in available light, you might be able to avoid shake with both. The 50mm has to be opened wider which gives a smaller depth of field whereas the zoom has to take a longer shutter-speed.
The more versatile solution certainly is the zoom, so if you want to make the most out of your budget buy that.


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tombomba2 wrote:
The more versatile solution certainly is the zoom, so if you want to make the most out of your budget buy that.
You can see a test of the lens here.

Sorry, but have to add a little to your comment. The zoom is more versatile in the matter of filling the frame, but the 50mm is more versatile in depth of field control and is at the same time much sharper. Use extension tubes on the 50mm and you have a cheap sharp macro lens.

But I would also choose the zoom with IS as the first lens.

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I have an Xti and i STRONGLY recommends it


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Sorry Cr4...
You recommend "it"! What: The zoom or the prime :?:

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