Thread: Need Camera Advice!!
04-04-2012, 07:27 PM #1
Need Camera Advice!!
I have a Canon T2i it came with a 18-55mm lens I want to upgrade the lens I have a 300mm zoom lens from an older camera and works great but I want a better lense for every other use.
04-12-2012, 08:45 PM #2
Depends on what you want to shoot - landscape, portrait, macro, wildlife, low light, etc.
Canon has lots of good lenses, you can also go with alternative manufacturers like Sigma.
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04-13-2012, 07:27 AM #3
Lots of indoor family pictures some ebay listings (macro) and outdoors on the ball field with my son I did find one by Tamron 18-270 does a lot of differnt functions any thoughts?
05-16-2012, 07:03 AM #4Senior Member
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My $.02 if it still matters
I'm not clear what type of lens you are really looking for, but when I was shooting with a T1i I had very good results with the Canon 17-85mm for walk-around. The one extra mm on the close ups was invaluable to be able to get the whole car or boat in the shot from the middle of a crowd around it. and the extra range didn't hurt either. I have upgraded lenses since but I still like that lens a lot.
I used a Canon 70-300mm IS for boats on the water from shore and didn't like it quite as much. I would still recommend it, but the 70-300mm L IS I replaced it with is absolutely awesome and highly recommended if you can justify spending the money.
05-16-2012, 07:09 AM #5
How large is the 70-300? can you use it most of the time or will it be too awkward? I would like a fairly compact lense. thanks for the input.