We're gonna zoom zoom zooma zoom. Or maybe macro, I dunno.
December 9, 2011 8:34 AM Subscribe
My wife has a Canon DSL (Canon-EOS Digital Rebel XTi) with only the stock lens that came with it. I'd like to get her a new lens but I know very little about DSLRs. Can you help?
posted by bondcliff to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (25 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I not-so-subtly asked her what sort of photos she likes to take. Her response:
"I like close ups of plants and small critters as well as telephoto of distant things. Haven't done much with action shots."
I assume "close up" and "telephoto of distant things" are two different lenses. They don't combine macro and zoom, do they?
She's just an amateur photographer, likes to take shots of plants in her garden or birds on the feeder. With a decent zoom I'm sure she'd take some shots of birds down at the local Audubon center.
Let's say my budget is $500 or so. Can you suggest a specific lens (compatible with that specific camera) or two in that range? Reasons why you'd choose that one would be helpful.
Again, the camera model is a Canon-EOS Digital Rebel XTi.