Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:37 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:48 am
Posts: 172
Location: city of Kursk Russia
Hi!

I'm going to Italy in the summer for the first time 8) , visiting Rome, this is my dream! :wink:
I have a 18-55 IS. Canon 450D. Need advice! Budget of $ 300.

Thank you.

_________________
Best wishes, Oleg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:49 pm 
In that budget EF-S 55-250 IS is best buy! though IQ is not stellar but it does the job according to its price.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:59 pm
Posts: 6009
Location: The Netherlands
What are you planning to photograph?

The 18-55 is a nice range, but if you want more spectacular wideangles the Sigma 10-20 may be an option (if you stretch the budget).

The 55-250 is also nice, for the closeups, although I suspect you won't need it to photograph one of the many pidgeons there. :)

_________________
I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:07 pm 
I would either spend the money on 'bits' or accessories for the trip such as a good qualilty bag if you havn't got one already, and/or filters I used my polarizer filter in rome to take advantage of the sky. Also I didn't change my lens very much (17-85mm - so similar to yours) but I did take my 50mm lens which is great for low light night time shots in the streets etc... and the canon 50 1.8 is a must buy if you don't already have it imo. Its a great little lens for the money.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:28 pm 
For cities, I would love to have an ultra wide angle lens. A Sigma 10-20mm HSM can be bought for cheap, particularly if you buy a used lens.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:27 pm 
well like always it depends on what you're looking for..

but for that money i'd say you get either the canon 55-250 for close-ups and that kind of stuff or the canon 50 1.8 as already mentioned for low light situations (assumed you don't mind to walk around a lot) or put the money into accessoire like a nice and comfortable bag and filters. i guess thats the best you can achieve with this budget.
for my personal preference i would buy an ultra wide angle lens though .. and the tamron 10-24 3.5-4.5 and sigma 10-20 4-5.6 are closest to your budget..


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:52 pm
Posts: 2177
Location: The Netherlands
I should look for a used 17-85 usm.
What you do need is a wide angle for the big theaters etc.
with this lens you can sell your 18-55, however, it's nice to have as back-up:D

_________________
Ruben

Panasonic DMC-FZ18, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Canon G5, Canon 350D, Canon 50D + BG-E2N
Tamron 17-50 2.8, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM,
Canon 18-55 II plus lots of Minolta MD/M42 lenses and bodies


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:59 pm
Posts: 6009
Location: The Netherlands
Meh, that 1mm really won't make a big difference, and as far as range goes you'd be better off with the 55-250. Or a fast lens for nightscapes.

_________________
I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:48 am
Posts: 172
Location: city of Kursk Russia
HI Citruspers !

Quote:
Meh, that 1mm really won't make a big difference, and as far as range goes you'd be better off with the 55-250. Or a fast lens for nightscapes.


Or a fast lens for nightscapes- Your advice? :wink: Please :!:

_________________
Best wishes, Oleg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:59 pm
Posts: 6009
Location: The Netherlands
I don't think Canon has a cheap one. 50mm is a bit too long. Maybe the 35mm F/2

_________________
I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:48 am
Posts: 172
Location: city of Kursk Russia
:idea: 35mm F/2 - This Canon :?:

_________________
Best wishes, Oleg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:29 pm 
35mm F2 retails at 500$


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:06 pm 
a second hand sigma 10-20mm perhaps? :)


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 7:09 pm
Posts: 1091
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
I agree with you guys. I would defiantly look out for a second hand Sigma 10-20!

_________________

Victor
Website


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:17 am 
I also vote for the Sigma 10-20, I have it myself and I wish I had it when I went to Rome!

What I did is fotostitch pictures in photoshop. So if you don't go for the Sigma, and you find yourself wanting to make an awesome panoramic shot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UztCtiqzG0A


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group