I used to know stuff like that, but ill forget them always.
If i can remind a good lens, i could tell you !
IMHO, the most versital lens is something like a 28-135mm variable zoom lens.
Then you can get a 100-300mm zoom lens.
Those 2 lenses will cover most anything.
Those 2 will be apreciably less money than individual fixed lenses.
The pictures won't be as good as a 1.3f fixed lens.
If you want to go with individual fixed lenses you'll want at least
a wideangle lens, a portrait lens and a long range lens.
thanks for the info guys, i am thinking about just saving the bucks and going with the canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM. the way i see it is if i am taking this seriously then i will eventually get it anyway...
i need about 1500 for it, so i am gonna start saving now...
anyone here got one? post some examples of it in use!
just bought the EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM from ebay for 1500 as planned - now just waiting for postie! yeehaa
Now that you've got a decent telephoto lens, the only other one that I would suggest for a basic setup would be a good macro (close-up) lens.
yep, thats what i will be looking at getting next. gonna really test out this thing first as i have seen examples of it at its macro end and they are pretty damn impressive let me tell you (even though it is obviously not a dedicated macro lense)
Congrats on getting the 24-70 f2.8 L.. its money well spent. It's my most used lens because on my 5d its nice and wide so perfect for landscape and weddings and pop it on my 40d and it has a nice range. My lens that I currently own is the 60mm f2.8 macro, the 24-70 f2.8L and I just recently got the 70-200mm f2.8L IS. So definately right now you prob want a macro lens and a telephoto lens also and your gonna want a fast lens by looking on the type of pics you take so nothing slower than a f2.8
if you really wanna push the macro abilities of the 24-70 u may wanna try a the Extension Tube EF 12 II for it. cheers!
wanna invest in some fast primes later on.. some f1.8 or f1.4 f1.2 would be great, let us know how your lens is doing =)
thanks man, yeah i will be looking at a macro lense, but right now i am gonna be spending A LOT of time with this lense playing with every possibillity!
will be changing my gallery and adding pics from it as i go too, so i will post a thread when it happens.
also want to try some HDR pics, so i will see how i do with those too, have you done any HDR?
well, after the first day of shooting i gotta say the pics i took are pretty dismal. i guess this lense will take a lot of adjusting! from the kit lense i have to this is a big difference!
not only that i starting shooting in raw and i gotta say i have no clue what i am doing lol! might go back to auto settings until i actually suss the lense out!
i'll post the best pic from the day when i get home tonight...