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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:44 am 
I'm looking at a 60D body but with what lens(es)? While I have a bridge and p&s cameras, this will be my first DSLR so I guess I'm a DSLR noob (I really don't like that term)?

I do shots of indoor and outdoor shots of my kids, still life (objects/butterflies/nature/flowers) The indoor shots are not well lit. The outdoor shots usually involve wind so a faster lens might a good idea.

The budget doesn't really allow for L lenses so mid to lower range price wise is kinda what I'm looking at. A 50mm f/1.8 is already on my immediate list of purchases, aside from that I'm open to suggestions.


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Do you need multiple lenses though?

A Decent prime (fixed focal lens) should cover you for most things.


What is your budget in money?

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Yes definitely the 50mm 1.4. Maybe a 15-85mm if your budget can't stretch to the 24-105L

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:45 am 
Canon 500D wrote:
Do you need multiple lenses though?


What's the point in buying a DSLR if you don't invest in lenses?


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Timmy wrote:
What's the point in buying a DSLR if you don't invest in lenses?


Not quite what I meant :D

Every newbie always assumes that they need tonnes of kit, including lenses. Buy one, give it a go, if you are not happy with it, then change it.

Canon make 50 odd lenses, but I don't buy them all.

The OP is new and therefore should practice their skills first, without getting tied down too much with kit. "Do I need this" or "Do I need that".

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:55 am 
Oh the delicious irony...but yeah, you're right :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:38 pm 
My price range would be likely about $500. My thoughts were a couple of lenses. One more multi purpose (a zoom similar to what I am used to using on my bridge camera) to see where my pictures fall focal range wise and one for low light shots.

I'm used to using a super zoom and not really thinking twice about zooming in and out to get the shot. I usually end up doing PP work to further crop or fix element like lighting etc.


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Zooming in and out is convinient, but it sacrifises the aperture and overall look, it is long, and of course, takes longer to set up the shot.

I currently use a zoom and are so used to having the ability to zoom.

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