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General Chat Thread, Where to get decent priced DSLR lenses? in General; Ha, I think the 55-250 might be a little more up my street price wise. I know the L series ...
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    Ha, I think the 55-250 might be a little more up my street price wise. I know the L series are superb lenses but probably overkill for a n00b like me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Go to the camera price buster site mentioned above.
    Search for the Canon 18-135mm IS lens, which I've seen for about £250. This is a bargain - the RRP is £499. If there was only one lens you need, this would be it. With the 1.6x magnification factor of your camera, the 35mm equivalent zoom range would be 29-216mm, which is an excellent range.

    Although the quality isn't as good as an L lens (obviously), it's an all-round OK lens and it has image stabilisation which is worth 4 stops of light.

    Stick your 18-55 lens on ebay for a few quid.
    Not a bad idea, will think about that, thanks. Would be especially useful for travelling because it would mean I wouldnt need both the 18-55 (which isnt great to start with, I find myself rarely using it) and something bigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Having the right software to open and edit RAW photos is half of the equation. Without it, just stick to JPEG.
    The software obviously helps.... Adobe PhotoShop Lightroom for me

    Quote Originally Posted by sted
    iirc slows down the number of shots you can take in quick succession
    It doesn't so much slow down the speed but fill the buffer quicker. Personally, I have a 1Ds so it's less of a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder
    Which 70-200 do you have? And was it affordable?
    I have the 70-200 f2.8L IS and it is truly awesome. It even sounds fast when you take the shot! Fleabay bargain too at £830-odd!!!

    I have to agree with jinnantonix too, once you use L-series lenses there is no going back! I need to take a shot of all my gear... I hate to think of how much I spend on photography!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    Sorry to take the wind out of your sails but;

    Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.8 G DX Lens from £157.00, UK Specialist Price Comparison Site, Camera Price Buster

    If you use the discount code Jacobs can do it for a fair bit less. Although one stop might well bring their price down soon. It seems these lenses have come down in the last few days.

    I'm after one myself but I can't spend the cash at the moment, .
    i used them for my nifty 50 (50mm 1.8 canon)only£75 when as its £99 most places

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Which 55-200 do you have? And was it affordable? I only ask because I have a 400D, with the 18-55, and the same 50, so a big zoom lens is what I need next
    i got the cam with the 18-55 and 55-200 from ebay - pickup job bleedin' bargin at £360 lol but its a Tamron 70-200

    tamron 55-200 canon - Google Product Search

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    I brought a D3000 last week from a reptile forum lol... Anyway got the D3000 (2 months old) 18-55mm lense, 55-200mm lense for £300 . . . . bizargin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbo_ap View Post
    but its a Tamron 70-200
    Had two Tamron lenses and neither were particularly great (IIRC 30-300 which constantly locked up my old 300D and the 90mm macro lens that I'm about to flog - just not on a par with the L-glass). I wouldn't say not to buy Tamron but, for the price difference, there's much better out there.

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    I've got a 70-300mm Tamron for my A200.

    Tamron 70-300 DI LD Macro lens

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I've got a 70-300mm Tamron for my A200.

    Tamron 70-300 DI LD Macro lens

    Ben
    How are you finding the results Ben?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    There are some on Fleabay...
    I've heard that term before, but that just made me chuckle out loud.


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    As you own a nikon little miss you could always go for a some old Manual Focus lenses. Nikon have used the same "F" lens mount since there first Film SLR in the 70's. So as long as you are happy with manual focusing and setting the apeture manually you can get some real bargains.

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    As I promised you... my gear (had to use my father's rubbish Fuji 'point-and-hope-for-the-best' camera so excuse the quality!)

    My Camera Gear (July 2010) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    As I promised you... my gear (had to use my father's rubbish Fuji 'point-and-hope-for-the-best' camera so excuse the quality!)

    My Camera Gear (July 2010) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Flash git! :P

    ... but surely that 500mm deserves a Gitzo and Wimberley??? Tsk, tsk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    As I promised you... my gear (had to use my father's rubbish Fuji 'point-and-hope-for-the-best' camera so excuse the quality!)

    My Camera Gear (July 2010) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Ohh you sure do like your L glass there Ric . Must have cost you a small fortune

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Get a load of that 500! You can do a wedding without leaving the house.
    You can stay in bed if you attach the 1.4x too

    By the way, how do you find the connection with the 420EX? Mine's playing up.
    Fine, although I haven't really used it much since I got my 550EX.

    As for costing a small fortune, if you shop wisely you will be surprised. For instance my 1Ds cost the same as a similar age 5D, camera bag prices are perminently getting slashed at Warehouse Express and they are pennies on Fleabay, my 500mm came with a flight case AND a Lens Trekker Lowepro bag(!) and I always seem to pick up lenses for £££££s less than they should be!

    BTW... the two lenses on Flickr at the mo will be up for sale soon (Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro and Canon EF 20-35mm f3.5-5.6)

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