Darin... PRO 7:56pm, 11 February 2010
He's new to the dslr game, and I'm quite clueless with Canon. Any ideas on decent lenses to start with?

Thanks!
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JustinSinks 8 years ago
50mm 1.8. Cheap. Sharp. Perfect.
jus728 8 years ago
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Did it come with an 18-55mm?

If so, that is a perfect lens for learning.
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Hambone Lewinski 8 years ago
If I had to blindly pick a lens in any mount, it would almost always be a 50mm f/1.8. Why? Because that has been the most popular prime lens for decades, and there are several really easy, well-known formulas to make it.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski 8 years ago
"If so, that is a perfect lens for learning."

That, too, is an excellent point. Although I tend to believe that the perfect lens for learning is a prime (which will teach you a lot about composition and field-of-view).

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Darin... PRO 8 years ago
Thanks for the input, ya'll. I'll forward the info on the 50mm, which is one that I actually recommended, since I really like my own Minolta 50mm 1.7. Yeah, Shawn, he thinks that is the one that came with the camera, so that's good to know that you recommend it.

Thanks again for helping out a member who has only been to one meeting!
J.Rabold PRO 8 years ago
99% of the time my 18-55 is hooked up and ready. Follow that 75-300 zoom and you can really do alot. I use my 55mm little but its a great lens and you should always have it in the bag.
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