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Best starter lens for Canon 60D?

I'm buying my first DSLR, a Canon 60D. My original intention had been to purchase a body and (18-55mm) lens kit and spend some time learning with that before purchasing any other lenses. However, I have found an excellent deal on a 60D body only and am contemplating purchasing that and putting the savings (and maybe a little top-up from the slush-fund) to purchasing a separate lens. (Especially as i understand that kit lenses tend not to be great quality). What would be your recommendation for a good, versatile lens for a DSLR beginner?
posted by jcm on Nov 29, 2013 - 21 answers

Best budget camera lens for travel

What is the best lens for a trip to Europe, for a Canon Rebel XS, that is budget-friendly? I'm looking for a lens that will give me a good range of wide shots (buildings, landscapes, etc) as well as the nice details in closer shots. I would ideally like to carry only one lens with me, since I'm traveling light and don't really want to change out lenses all the time. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Apr 21, 2013 - 24 answers

What's a good normal lens for a Canon Rebel T4i?

I'm used to working with a Nikon film camera and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. What normal or close to normal lens would you recommend for a camera with a 1.6x crop factor like the Canon Rebel T4i? The kit lens is an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, which works, but I miss being able to take photos in low light without a flash.
posted by topoisomerase on Feb 26, 2013 - 14 answers

What to do with a broken lens?

A Canon 80-200mm zoom lens I've been holding on to has broken, and fixing it would be more expensive than a replacement. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jun 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Lights, Camera, Action

Help me buy Canon lenses without breaking the bank. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Apr 13, 2012 - 28 answers

Help me take pretty pictures.

Relatively new Canon dSLR owner planning a trip to some Really Beautiful Places. Looking to invest in a lens that will help me take some amazing shots while I'm there as well as on future adventures. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me choose a new DSLR

I'm looking into purchasing a Canon DSLR and need some advice on which package to choose [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Jan 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me buy a camera?

I want a digital SLR. Which one and what accessories? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Sep 25, 2011 - 13 answers

What lens for low-light food photography?

I need a lens for low-light, hand-held, food photography on my Canon 40D. I will be renting the lens so cost is not an issue and prefer only one lens instead of swapping them out. I will be taking pictures in restaurants during actual meals so dishes must be fully framed from the seated position. No tripod, no flashes, no standing up, no trickery. What would you recommend?
posted by sygyzy on Sep 22, 2011 - 17 answers

Friday Night Lights are not, it turns out, that bright.

PhotographyFilter: Teach me how to shoot outside at night under stadium lighting. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Sep 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Lights. Camera. Rental.

I'm renting a Canon DSLR (60D or T3i) for our vacation in Seattle. Help me choose one single lens to rent with it. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Sep 5, 2011 - 15 answers

New Lens or Flash? dSLR for stage photography.

New Lens or Flash? -- Stage, low-light photography. [more inside]
posted by ThomThomThomThom on Aug 23, 2011 - 28 answers

I used to love this lens ...

My Sigma camera lens stopped working - what's causing it and what can I do? [more inside]
posted by komara on Feb 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Sigma vs. Canon

Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 AF DC OS HSM vs. Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, besides the obvious zoom range differences is the Canon really worth twice the Sigma? I've checked a number of reviews and it doesn't look like the Canon's advantage is as clear cut as the price would suggest.
posted by tommasz on Dec 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Really just want to take some cute pictures of my kid.

I want to buy an entry-level dSLR for everyday toddler/family pictures. Should I go with a Nikon D80 or a Canon Rebel Xsi? And which lens(es)? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 16, 2010 - 31 answers

Whats an ideal everyday lens for an EOS 450D?

I need advice on a 'walking-around' lens on a sub-frame Canon DSLR. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Sep 24, 2009 - 33 answers

Which lens do I buy?

Photofilter: Which lens should I buy? I'm in the market for a new prime. I've narrowed it down (for various reasons) to either Canon 85/1.8 or the new Sigma 50/1.4. Do any fellow photogs out there have experience with either one or have a recommendation. Eventually, I want to go with the 85/1.2II but it'll be awhile before I have the cash. I'm looking for something with good bokeh as I like to shoot wide open and get short DOF. Currently, I'm using an old OM Zuiko 50/1.4 to achieve that but since it's not autofocus, I miss more in-focus shots than I like. In case you need to know to answer I shoot on a 30D and a 5D. Thanks!
posted by damiano99 on Aug 23, 2008 - 14 answers

Strike a pose, please.

Getting a DSLR today. What lens options should make a good set to take the plunge? [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on May 5, 2008 - 20 answers

Canon Lens for Family Pictures

What's a good Canon lens for family photographs? [more inside]
posted by pb on Mar 15, 2008 - 17 answers

The photographer and the lens

What lens to buy? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Jan 30, 2008 - 23 answers

What to do with a ruined zoom lens?

What can I do with a "ruined" autofocus SLR zoom lens? Anything cool/neat I can turn it into? Any fun optics demonstrations I can do with the lenses inside? [more inside]
posted by kcds on Nov 20, 2007 - 5 answers

help me pick EF lenses

I'm heading to the States in a month, and would like to pick up some Canon EF lenses for my film body (now) and DSLR (later). Interests and budget are after the jump. [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Oct 18, 2007 - 14 answers

A replacement lens for a Canon 20D

What would be a good alternative all purpose lens for a "professional amateur" photographer who has a Canon 20D, currently equipped with only an EFS 18-55 ? [more inside]
posted by hz37 on Jul 25, 2007 - 19 answers

What wide angle lens for a GL1?

What Wide-Angle Lens should I get for my new Mini-DV camcorder? [more inside]
posted by conch soup on Jul 5, 2007 - 0 answers

Decent budget lenses for shooting babies, beautiful scenery, (and maybe) blooms?

Prospective DSLR user ISO decent budget lenses for shooting babies, beautiful scenery, (and maybe) blooms. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on May 8, 2007 - 23 answers

What type of lens should I settle on for my DSLR?

I'm going to be purchasing a DSLR camera, and am looking for some input on which lens(es) to purchase. [more inside]
posted by tomorama on Apr 26, 2007 - 45 answers

What kind of tripod mount ring do I need for a Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

What kind of tripod mount ring do I need for a Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens? I bought a used lens, but it's missing the tripod collar mount ring. It looks like Canon makes a few different mount rings, and I can't figure out which one I need for this particular lens. Does anybody know? Even better, if you know where I can get one on the cheap. If there's an off-brand solution out there, I don't care who makes it as long as it fits my lens and works well.
posted by willnot on Apr 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Best every day dSLR lens and accessories?

This is a two part question: Which every day lens should I buy for my dSLR, and what other camera accessories should I get? There is [more inside]
posted by geeky on Oct 11, 2006 - 25 answers

CameraFilter: Ever fix a broken retractable Powershot lens?

I have a Canon Powershot A520 camera, and I managed to break the retractable lens. [more inside]
posted by mattwatson on Oct 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Canon 17-40mm f/4 L

I'm looking for opinions on the Canon 17-40mm f/4 L series lens. [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Sep 29, 2006 - 14 answers

What's the best way to clean a camera lens that is recessed into the camera's casing?

What's the best way to clean a camera lens that is recessed into the camera's casing? [more inside]
posted by afx114 on Sep 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Looking for lenses in all the wrong places.

Looking for 35mm lens rental in Stockholm, Sweden. [more inside]
posted by jedrek on Jul 28, 2006 - 5 answers

Canon SLR Lens advice

Need advice on Canon SLR Lenses [more inside]
posted by arabelladragon on Apr 20, 2006 - 15 answers

What should I look for when purchasing a camera lense?

Canon 350D Digital Rebel XT: Should I get it with the kit lense or without? If without, what lense would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 7, 2005 - 10 answers

Looking for a Canon rangefinder 35mm f/1.8 lens

Does anyone know where I can find a '50s-era Canon 35mm f/1.8 or the later f/2 rangefinder lens in good to excellent condition?
posted by Il Furioso on Mar 25, 2005 - 11 answers

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