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.