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Canon EOS 10D : What lenses?

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  1. thestorm

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    Hi all

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    Ive purchased the camera : Canon EOS 10D

    http://www.canon.co.uk/cgi-bin/parser.pl?page=products&product=809&prodtype=4&subprodtype=13

    This is my first camera and Im confused which lens to go for.
    Ive already set fire to my Credit Card with the purchase of the main body. So I can't afford anything too exotic!!!

    I heard that the best lenses("glass") to go for are the ones with L in the model name extension eg Canon 80-200L

    For now I will be using the camera for general use, so nothing
    too special like lenses for macro or ultra wide shots.

    Here are a couple of sites Ive visited.

    http://www.canon.co.uk/eflenses/index.html
    http://www.canonians.com/lenses.htm


    If you have been though the same route as me when buying
    lenses, please can you advise me as I hope to be buying a
    lens by the weekend.
    I would prefer to buy a quality lens rather than a low budget one.

    Cheers,
    Shaz
     
  2. nunew33

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    I am so jealous. I just felt the need to tell you that.
     
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    I would suggest going to dpreview.com and having a look on the Canon DSLR forum. There are some very knowledgeable people there.
     
  4. Mark Grant

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    Hello Shaz,

    A good link to Canon lens test data is here


    If you are looking for a prime lens, then maybe the 35mm f2 or 50 mm f1.4 or 50mm f1.8 might be a good general use lens.

    What you really want is a used/bargain 28-70 f2.8L or new 24-70 f2.8L, a bit expensive though.

    I have a 28-105 f3.5-4.5 that I might just be selling for £125, as new with box and a hoya skylight filter ;)

    Have a look around for used lenses, most people look after their lenses, there are bargains to be found. the 50mm f1.4 is a great lens, and sometimes seen used.

    remember the 1.6X multiplication of the 10D, the 50mm becomes a 80mm, 35mm becomes 56mm (ideal in my opinion) etc,

    Mark.
     
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    hi mark

    thanks for ure advice!
    Its so confusing buying a lens, and the sales people arn't that much help either as I get bombarded with technical q's like
    "what focal lenghth do you want?" etc etc

    anyway .. i think I might just buy this as a lot of people recommend as a starter lens and once Ive saved up more
    cash i'll upgrade later and sell it on ebay\loot.

    Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM :
    http://www.photographyreview.com/ps...3.5-5.6,IS,USM/PRD_83415_3128crx.aspx#reviews

    Cya,
    Shaz
     
  6. nunew33

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    Ive got a canon eos50e and use 28-80 II and 75-300 III EF USM lenses.

    Ive just looked at the L series lenses and from what i can see their main differences they are :
    better optics (faster speed/lower f stop number)
    Faster focusing
    some have floating lenses for stability
    and you can manually override without looking for the manual/auto focus button

    Still think the my lenses cut the mustard and would only consider L range if my job depended on it.

    Agree with Mark 2nd hand market is good place to get lenses. Got my 75-300 for a bargain compared to new at the time, only thing wrong was a small scratch on it and no case, USM motor absolutely fine.
     

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