Well, now I’ve not got an MSc to worry about I was hoping to spend more time getting to grips with the camera and DSLR use etc. I went for the DSLR over the others partly due to the advice of the likes of SFB! The only thing I find a faff at the moment is changing lenses.Posted 9 years agohiggoMember
I looked into this a while ago and dithered between Sigma 17-70, 18-125 & 18-200. In the end I decided I’d have the quality of the 17-70 and get a separate long lens.
(but then I needed the money for something else and bought the ‘nifty 50’ (Canon 50mm f1.8) instead – great lens)Posted 9 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I’ve got a 17-85mm f/4 – 5.6 IS on my Canon as the basic do-it-all lens, it’s pretty good quality.
Got a fixed 50mm f/1.8 and also a Sigma 70-300. I’ve got access to quite a few other lenses (24-105 f/2.8 being the pick of them I reckon) and accessories though via the office and through mates.
The 17-85 does for the majority of stuff though and it’s fairly light.Posted 9 years agosamuriMember
I would replace the stock lens myself. I thought mine was fine when I first got it but I compare the level of quality I get from my sigma 18-50 to that and it really is miles ahead. I probably use that sigma most of the time nowm when I do take pictures. My sigma 10-20 is the next used lens and my superb canon 50mm F1.8 prime next. The telephone L 80-200 is least used but that’s because it’s freaking huge and heavy and hard to lug about.Posted 9 years agorichpipsMember
Depends what you’re prepared to cart about in weight, and how much you’re prepared to spend.
The Canon 17-85mm f/4 – 5.6 IS is a good lens, loads better than the kit lens. ~£200 SH and not too heavy.
The Canon 24-105 f/4L is an excellent lens, better than the above, but with a SH price over £600. It’s heavy too.Posted 9 years agodoogeMember
Ive got a 17-40mm F4 ‘L’, 24-70mm F2.8 ‘L’, both of which are amazingly superb bits of kit. Ive also got a Nifty 50mm F1.8, a lens that should be in every Canon owners range. With the crop factor it equates to 80mm, which is perfect for a portrait and general use lens.
In terms of a big zoom range and half decent performance, the 18-200mm Canon EF-S F3.5-5.6 is a great lens. Optical I.S., metal mount, not too weighty either. I think its a better performing lens at the extremes than the Sigma 18-200mm.
Alternatively, you could scrap that and get a third lens, my 10-20mm Sigma wide angle that I have for sale! 😀
DougPosted 9 years ago
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