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Topic # 43101 16-Oct-2009 22:26
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Hi everyone, I'm new to DSLR camera. What are the best 3 lenses I should have? I'm using Canon 500D. Cheers.

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  Reply # 264423 16-Oct-2009 23:29
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Canon 50mm F1.8. Can be purchased new for under $200 and makes a nice landscape/portrait lens.


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  Reply # 264428 16-Oct-2009 23:53
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canon 17-55mm f2.8 - $1999 but apparently near L lense quality after a 1 hour chat with the camera shop re what will give my 400D the best PQ yet be flexible. he also said the 50 1.8 prime is better at 50mm but obviously can't do anything else

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  Reply # 264430 16-Oct-2009 23:55
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Given that you haven't stated your budget or intended purpose, noone can possibly give a constructive response to your question.



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  Reply # 264434 17-Oct-2009 00:18
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well my budget is around $1,500 for 3 lenses : ) no specific brands. i heard tamron and sigma are also good quality budget lenses. any suggest? cheers.

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  Reply # 264440 17-Oct-2009 01:12
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marmel: Canon 50mm F1.8. Can be purchased new for under $200 and makes a nice landscape/portrait lens.



hey - erm .. where do you find it under $200?

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  Reply # 264468 17-Oct-2009 07:59
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joker97:
marmel: Canon 50mm F1.8. Can be purchased new for under $200 and makes a nice landscape/portrait lens.



hey - erm .. where do you find it under $200?


Right here:

http://www.photo.co.nz/newprods/newcan_lens.htm

New price is $175, service is excellent too.

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  Reply # 264649 17-Oct-2009 18:55
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It *was* $162 last week until a local store re-vamped its site/pricing it seems.

But im not sure 1200 will get you 3. Most certainly not of any reasonable quality.
Your best bet would have been to start with a kit pack (cheaper to buy bundled than solo) and hock them off once you are bored

Cameras lenses make you poor!

/me looks at 70-200L 2.8, 24-70L 2.8 + filters + C-Pol

Short of sleeping with the gear, it hardly leaves my sight.


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