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Old 07-29-2009, 11:45 PM
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Recommendation for lens

Hi guys,

I'm a new user of dSLR..
I have EOS1000D with the kit lens, 15-55 EFS lens..
I would like to buy extra lens, but i've no idea which lens should i buy..
Is there any lens with nice macro and wide zoom, but dun too expensive?
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:55 PM
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Hi Vens,

Welcome to the forum.

I believe you meant 18-55? I believe it comes with IS right? That should keep you happy for some time.

I dont own a Canon SLR, so i am going to guess the Normal upgrade path: 50mm 1.8, then flash (Nissin, or a similar product), then tele zoom (maybe 55-250 IS).
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:09 AM
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Thanks for your reply..
Ya, its 18-55mm IS..
sorry bout the typing error of 15-55... haha..
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:30 AM
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if you don't know what to buy, means that you don't know what you want. Stick with your kit lens until u feel the limitation, and u can tell exactly what you want..

u may want wider, more tele, or a faster lens.

My 2 cent...stick with your gear.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:44 AM
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if you don't know what to buy, means that you don't know what you want. Stick with your kit lens until u feel the limitation, and u can tell exactly what you want..

u may want wider, more tele, or a faster lens.

My 2 cent...stick with your gear.


Very true you should know what you are looking for.
Lenses are the key to a camera. After the person behind it. I would say save your money and invest in a good lens. I saw a 55-250 EF-s lens sell on here that would be a decent lens to start with, but it would be good in the long run to get a better lens. Sigma and Tamron make good alternatives for cheaper. If I remember right the 1000D is a crop sensor, which means 200 or 250mm would be all you need. What are you planning to shoot?
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if you don't know what to buy, means that you don't know what you want. Stick with your kit lens until u feel the limitation, and u can tell exactly what you want..

u may want wider, more tele, or a faster lens.

My 2 cent...stick with your gear.


Very true you should know what you are looking for.
Lenses are the key to a camera. After the person behind it. I would say save your money and invest in a good lens. I saw a 55-250 EF-s lens sell on here that would be a decent lens to start with, but it would be good in the long run to get a better lens. Sigma and Tamron make good alternatives for cheaper. If I remember right the 1000D is a crop sensor, which means 200 or 250mm would be all you need. What are you planning to shoot?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:40 AM
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As mentioned by forumer above, find out what is your need, what is your budget & by then you choice for lens is obvious...

having said that, 50mm f/1.8 is always a good option, almost all will own one of these at some point of time...
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:22 PM
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Hi guys,

I'm a new user of dSLR..
I have EOS1000D with the kit lens, 15-55 EFS lens..
I would like to buy extra lens, but i've no idea which lens should i buy..
Is there any lens with nice macro and wide zoom, but dun too expensive?
Many would recommend the Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro because its good value for money. It is however not a zoom lens (most true macro lenses do not have zoom).

You might want to consider getting a flash unit instead of another lens for now if you don't have one yet. It will at least make your kit lens useable in indoor situations.

Only get a new lens when you already understand the reason you're buying it. Not because you see everyone else having another lens for some reason.
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yup... 50mm f1.8 is a great lens + chepo! + damn great bokeh...

i started with my kit lens, followed by my canon 50mm, 2days after that i bought my nissin, then my siggy 70-300mm, recently my new love tammy 90mm...hehe
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yup... 50mm f1.8 is a great lens + chepo! + damn great bokeh...

i started with my kit lens, followed by my canon 50mm, 2days after that i bought my nissin, then my siggy 70-300mm, recently my new love tammy 90mm...hehe
i think most of us bought 50mm f1.8 II as their 2nd lens after kit lens for portrait...

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