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Decent all around camera lense - April 7, 2011, 06:20 PM

I need some help from the camera buffs on here. Any recommendations for a decent all around lense for a canon 5d? I'm still learning about photography and the camera was a gift from my brother for the safari I'm going on in south Africa. He gave me two lenses to practice with then go assigned TAD to afghanistan.

Right now I have a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 II and a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6.

Looking for something not much more than 400-500 dollars to give me a more versatile lense.


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I need some help from the camera buffs on here. Any recommendations for a decent all around lense for a canon 5d? I'm still learning about photography and the camera was a gift from my brother for the safari I'm going on in south Africa. He gave me two lenses to practice with then go assigned TAD to afghanistan.

Right now I have a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 II and a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6.

Looking for something not much more than 400-500 dollars to give me a more versatile lense.
You got some really great lenses there. The prime lens you got is great for portraits, creating ambiance, and low light situations. Granted you'll have to move to actually capture the picture you make since you can't zoom. The 75-300 mm lens will be great for the Safari you're about to go on. I took my 55-200mm to Ngorongoro and Serengeti (also great for motorsports) and use my 30mm/f1.4 prime on all my portrait shots. Honestly I say save up more money and get a good 10-55mm/f1.2 or 1.4 lens in the future because you got everything you need right now.


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April 7, 2011, 07:04 PM

You already have 2 of the 3 lenses you need.All you need is an 18-55'ish type lens.A super wide angle lens(sub 18mm) would be ideal,but they can be pretty expensive.May also wanna pick up a monopod if you don't have one.


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April 7, 2011, 07:25 PM

What they said. Get a wide zoom. Shoot HD video too.
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April 7, 2011, 08:40 PM

Most versatile lens, 24-70 f/2.8, however your talking $1400. Might be able to find one used for less.

Unless you want another prime lens like a wide angle, save up or buy used. 18-55 is a waste IMHO.


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