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Dec 27, 2010 @ 04:16
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.
Dec 27, 2010 @ 21:01
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
Dec 28, 2010 @ 04:21
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
Dec 28, 2010 @ 05:00
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
Dec 29, 2010 @ 02:01
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
Dec 29, 2010 @ 14:50
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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Dec 29, 2010 @ 18:32
lol those 18-200 lenses or anything like that are complete ass
Dec 29, 2010 @ 20:23
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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Dec 29, 2010 @ 22:46
pick a 17-50 from tamron or 18-55 from sigma
both f2.8

or a 15-85 from canon
Dec 30, 2010 @ 00:24
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.
Dec 30, 2010 @ 01:24
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 ?)
Dec 30, 2010 @ 16:37
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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Dec 30, 2010 @ 18:00
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
Jan 01, 2011 @ 16:54
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."
Jan 01, 2011 @ 16:56
Jan 01, 2011 @ 16:57
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)

Cop or not?
Jan 01, 2011 @ 19:57
im having trouble with the video recording on my canon 60d. it keeps stopping after liek 5 seconds.
Jan 02, 2011 @ 14:19
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)

Cop or not?
Jan 03, 2011 @ 00:33
I'd go for the 35mm if you don't have autofocus built in.

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Jan 03, 2011 @ 02:06
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)

Cop or not?


its a good cheap lens but thats just market value. they run like $90-100 on fredmiranda or craigslist
Jan 04, 2011 @ 02:20
Originally posted by Inactive User
im having trouble with the video recording on my canon 60d. it keeps stopping after liek 5 seconds.


Make sure you have an sd card with class 6 or higher.
Jan 04, 2011 @ 03:58
Deciding on a compact cam: s95 vs. LX5
Jan 04, 2011 @ 04:44
s95
Jan 04, 2011 @ 18:31
Originally posted by Inactive User
im having trouble with the video recording on my canon 60d. it keeps stopping after liek 5 seconds.


I dunno if you mean on the camera or on the computer but I'm having the same problem with video files I record on my 550d then try to view on my computer, they stop after 5 seconds and continue, it's kind of like a lag. I'm using windows movie maker...

Is this happening because I need better software to work with these files?
Does it simply mean I have a shitty computer?
I really don't understand :/

Also if anyone could help me download vegas or premier for free? Lastest versions would be best, thanks guys blushing
Jan 05, 2011 @ 15:17
s95


ty. swooped the last one at fry's for cheap
Jan 05, 2011 @ 17:54
QQ: do dslr come with a software to edit?
Jan 05, 2011 @ 18:15
bout to upgrade my 40d to a 60d smokeyface
Jan 05, 2011 @ 18:31
i want to get a t2i, what are peoples thoughts on the 2ti kit that comes with a 15-135? it looks like a pretty nice lense but i dont really know shit lol


am i better off getting a t3i body and then getting a better lense used or for cheaper than retail? say a sigma 17/70 or something that has a range somewhere between

15-135, i want a good every day lense to start that has good range, but i have no problem with an 18-55 if that is my best option for quality

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Jan 05, 2011 @ 22:30
ty. swooped the last one at fry's for cheap


you'll enjoy it. one of the best compact camera's to date.
Jan 06, 2011 @ 12:05
d3100 or t1i?

looking to take a photography class in school. budget is around $600-650.
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