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December 21, 2010 @ 15:13:51
I have a Canon EOS 550D (a.k.a the Rebel T2i), with a kit lens (the 18-55).

I wanted to buy another lens, something more well rounded and with better zooming capabilities.
I'd be using this lens for a long time as I am not exactly rich and cannot afford multiple lenses at this time. What lens can I get that won't fail me? No matter what or where I'm shooting.

Basically I want something that will do it all lol.


the Canon 17-55 f2.8 would be great. won't give you better zoom compared to your kit lens, but its well rounded
December 21, 2010 @ 15:17:32
best fisheye on a crop body canon?


cant go wrong with the canon 15mm
December 21, 2010 @ 21:32:09
I have a Canon EOS 550D (a.k.a the Rebel T2i), with a kit lens (the 18-55).

I wanted to buy another lens, something more well rounded and with better zooming capabilities.
I'd be using this lens for a long time as I am not exactly rich and cannot afford multiple lenses at this time. What lens can I get that won't fail me? No matter what or where I'm shooting.

Basically I want something that will do it all lol.


Get the 17-55mm 2.8 if you have the money. I just got the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 and its a great lens. On the 550d's cropped sensor its around 44-120mm.
December 22, 2010 @ 03:54:57
Any suggestions on great SLR's on sale?
December 24, 2010 @ 10:57:32
best fisheye on a crop body canon?


When I had a nikon I had an 8mm bower don't remember aperture, but it was good and around $400 on BH i'm sure they have one for canon.

and at wtfharsh i have a sigma 18-200mm so you got wide and tele blushing cost 250
December 24, 2010 @ 18:38:26
Whats a good affordable wide-angle lens for Nikon? One that will give similar effect of fisheye without totally distorting the picture and cropping the corners off.
December 25, 2010 @ 09:04:36
Best entry level dslr kit for around $300ish?, yes not very expensive but need to buy as a gift for a straight beginner who knows absolutely nothing about photography.

Refurbished is fine.

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December 25, 2010 @ 09:48:57
Whats a good affordable wide-angle lens for Nikon? One that will give similar effect of fisheye without totally distorting the picture and cropping the corners off.


does not happen with a real fish eye lens, never have i ever had vignetting. how wide do you want to go like under 10mm? under 20mm? if it's under 10 you're looking at $600+
December 25, 2010 @ 12:21:10
Do you guys use polarizers and such? What brand ones are reliable? I'm getting a new lens soon and it's fairly expensive, so I want to keep it crisp and pristine.
December 25, 2010 @ 12:40:27
Hoya Filters smokeyface

If a filter doesn't cost more than 150-200 bucks its 98% of the time trash. Polarizers are dope if you are doing glass shots or trying to get rid of reflections.
December 25, 2010 @ 12:42:24
Whoa 200 bucks for a fucking filter?! Lol damn I had no idea they were that expensive....
December 25, 2010 @ 18:09:06
Thoughts on Nikon's 18-200mm? Planning to buy a new all in one multipurpose lens. Either that or may upgrade my D40 to a D90!
December 26, 2010 @ 12:49:07
Anyone know where stores sell steadicams? I know I can look on ebay and amazon and other various online places, but I really want this thing TODAY so I can get a feel for it and be ready to shoot a video on the first.
December 26, 2010 @ 18:33:29
best fisheye on a crop body canon?


tokina 10-17mm
tamron(for nikon) 17-50. VC or non vc?

Or what else do you reccomend. Mostly going to be doing shoots of cars.

non-VC ftw.

a super wide angle for cars would make some very interesting photos too
something like a canon 10-22
December 27, 2010 @ 04:16:48
I have a Canon EOS 550D (a.k.a the Rebel T2i), with a kit lens (the 18-55).

I wanted to buy another lens, something more well rounded and with better zooming capabilities.
I'd be using this lens for a long time as I am not exactly rich and cannot afford multiple lenses at this time. What lens can I get that won't fail me? No matter what or where I'm shooting.

Basically I want something that will do it all lol.


if you want something that will do it all, Canon 18-200mm. will get the job done and you won't have to carry multiple lenses. not the sharpest or the fastest but most well rounded.

Do you guys use polarizers and such? What brand ones are reliable? I'm getting a new lens soon and it's fairly expensive, so I want to keep it crisp and pristine.


i like B+W filters, have polarizer and uv and built quality feels solid. if you want to keep your lens "crisp and pristine", a UV will probably do, don't really need a polarizer. when you should with a polarizer, make sure your glass is fast and/or theres adequate light, using a polarizer is like shooting two stops slower.
December 27, 2010 @ 21:01:01
Thanks a lot everyone for all your help! I genuinely considered all the options you guys have given me and decided to wait and save up some money to buy the 17-55 f/2.8

Until then I want to get a nice 50mm for portraits etc. so now I have another question...
I'm looking at the Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 and the Canon ef 50mm/1.8 af II, which one do you think is the better buy? They're both very similar in price so I'm not worried about that. I particularly want better sharpness and overall image quality.

I should also mention that the Zeiss comes with a m42 adapter and the canon comes with a Hoya UV Filter. Thanks in advance :D
December 28, 2010 @ 04:21:28
I have a Sony Alpha a330
I was wondering if there were any tips/suggestions you could give me for the camera, such as Lenses, filters, etc.
Thank you
December 28, 2010 @ 05:00:13
Thanks a lot everyone for all your help! I genuinely considered all the options you guys have given me and decided to wait and save up some money to buy the 17-55 f/2.8

Until then I want to get a nice 50mm for portraits etc. so now I have another question...
I'm looking at the Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 and the Canon ef 50mm/1.8 af II, which one do you think is the better buy? They're both very similar in price so I'm not worried about that. I particularly want better sharpness and overall image quality.

I should also mention that the Zeiss comes with a m42 adapter and the canon comes with a Hoya UV Filter. Thanks in advance :D


buy a 17-55 2.8 from a third party brand if u are on a budget, quality isnt that far apart.
i wouldnt get either of those 50mm, the canon one is pretty much useless from 2.8 down due to the lack of sharpness
December 29, 2010 @ 02:01:45
Until then I want to get a nice 50mm for portraits etc. so now I have another question...
I'm looking at the Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 and the Canon ef 50mm/1.8 af II, which one do you think is the better buy? They're both very similar in price so I'm not worried about that. I particularly want better sharpness and overall image quality.

I should also mention that the Zeiss comes with a m42 adapter and the canon comes with a Hoya UV Filter. Thanks in advance :D


canon, cause you'll be manually focusing if you get the zeiss. the extra light will also come in handy with the f/1.8
December 29, 2010 @ 14:50:42
Is the Sigma 18-200m f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM a good lens?
I've been seeing mixed reviews for it, i have a D5000 and currently trying to replace the stock lens with a good walk around lens, the Nikon 18-200 is out of my budget.

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December 29, 2010 @ 18:32:09
lol those 18-200 lenses or anything like that are complete ass
December 29, 2010 @ 20:23:03
Should i just get the Nikon f/1.8 35mm instead then? And a new flash? The built in flash sucks balls, i wanna be able to bounce light off the ceiling.

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December 29, 2010 @ 22:46:07
pick a 17-50 from tamron or 18-55 from sigma
both f2.8

or a 15-85 from canon
December 30, 2010 @ 00:24:07
Thanks a lot everyone for all your help! I genuinely considered all the options you guys have given me and decided to wait and save up some money to buy the 17-55 f/2.8

Until then I want to get a nice 50mm for portraits etc. so now I have another question...
I'm looking at the Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 and the Canon ef 50mm/1.8 af II, which one do you think is the better buy? They're both very similar in price so I'm not worried about that. I particularly want better sharpness and overall image quality.

I should also mention that the Zeiss comes with a m42 adapter and the canon comes with a Hoya UV Filter. Thanks in advance :D


zeiss lenses are manual focus if i'm not mistaken but they are suppose to be good glass tho.

Is the Sigma 18-200m f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM a good lens?
I've been seeing mixed reviews for it, i have a D5000 and currently trying to replace the stock lens with a good walk around lens, the Nikon 18-200 is out of my budget.


i would not buy a Sigma 18-200mm, a friend of mine had the Canon version and had some issues with it. the Nikons go on fredmiranda for like $550-600. you should just save a little longer for it.

lol those 18-200 lenses or anything like that are complete ass


while i agree with your statement, i took his question as asking for a "good walk around lens" as a good all in one lens. in that case the 17-50 or 18-55 won't be much more versatile than the 18-55.

Should i just get the Nikon f/1.8 35mm instead then? And a new flash? The built in flash sucks balls, i wanna be able to bounce light off the ceiling.


the built in flash does suck but consider how much are you really going to use your flash. its pretty intrusive to use in public places and i find myself using the flash less than i expected. I have the 35mm and I like it a lot.
December 30, 2010 @ 01:24:45
I don't mind manually focusing, I actually like it better and hardly ever auto focus...

Now I'm also looking into a Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 omg the possibilities ?)
December 30, 2010 @ 16:37:03
I think i"ll get a Nikon 18-105mm and f/1.8 35mm. I just wanted a bit more reach then i get with the stock lens.

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December 30, 2010 @ 18:00:18
I just got a Canon FT from a thrift store perfect condition. Good/Bad Find?
also if you could suggest a good film to shoot with that would be great also
January 01, 2011 @ 16:54:34
I think i"ll get a Nikon 18-105mm and f/1.8 35mm. I just wanted a bit more reach then i get with the stock lens.


I have the 18-105 lens and it's a decent all around lens, but dont stress how much telephoto capabilities a lens has. I don't think that i've shot i photo i was happy with on that lens anywhere over 85mm. "if your pictures arent good enough, youre not close enough."
January 01, 2011 @ 16:56:00
January 01, 2011 @ 16:57:07
Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF (the one that doesn't AF on D40) (http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-50mm-Nikkor-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00005LEN4)

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