I'm renting a Canon DSLR (60D or T3i) for our vacation in Seattle. Help me choose one single lens to rent with it.
Since I'm going to buy a DSLR in December, I thought our vacation might be a nice time to try one out. (Yes, I'm bringing my excellent point and shoot that I already know how to use so that I don't come home with totally crap vacation photos.)
I'm planning on renting either the 60D or T3i (about a $15 difference in rental price), but that's only the body. I want to rent just one lens, but I'm not sure exactly which one to choose. I want to take detail shots of small things with nice fuzzy backgrounds, good outdoor photos that can be tilt shifted, nice portraits, good quality low light photos taken by shaky hands, and some videos.
Here's a small selection of stuff that's typical of what I take.
Here is an example (of an obviously edited-in-FinalCut) video
I love and would like to work toward.
It's only in the budget to do one lense, and from recommendations I feel like it's probably going to be either a 50mm/1.4 or an 85mm/1.8.
And it needs to be available from LensRental.com
, because that's where I'm getting the body.
FWIW, I took film photography about fifteen years ago, but haven't taken a digital photography course, so my knowledge of technical details is a little rusty.