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    Who has lenses for digital rebel?

    What do you have? How do they compare to the stock crap lens? Any cost effective choices?
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    What do you shoot, and what's your budget?
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    Everything and anything, especially important to me would be travel shots. Figure between $200 - $500. Something with multiple talents and clear shots. Or, barring that, a couple lenses capable of wide angle, midrange, and distance.
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    So far, I've upgraded my stock canon lens to the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 XR Di. Purpose for it is basically just my walk-around lens. There's plenty of reviews along with sample pics all over the internet for it. It's actually being shipped to me today so maybe I can post my own sample pics later on this week.

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    The Tammy is an excellent lens. But it may not go wide enough for you to shoot landscapes. You'll never be able to find a do-it-all lens really.

    The Sigma 17-70 has a nice useable focal range and is in your price range:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
    People on the Canon Digital Photography Forums seem to review this lens favorably.

    It may not have constant max aperature throughout the zoom range, but you get what you pay for.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Yeah, I'd like to get some nice lenses eventually. The ISM lenses look nice, but I'm not dropping that kind of money on glass now. I'll check out some samples.

    Is it just me or does the kit lens really suck? I'm lucky enough to have the kit lens that came with my beloved but hopelessly buggy elan II. Still cheap, but I think it's better.
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    Tamron 18 - 200 XR Di II if you're on a tight budget; ~$500 at my local camera shop. Low light capabilities are nill (3.5/6.3). http://www.tamron.com/lenses/prod/18200_diII.asp

    You also have to consider your sensor size (D-Reb = 1.6 conversion) so the wider you go the more wide angle effect you'll get. 28mm on the short end will net you only 44.8, while 18mm will see 28.8. Just something to think about.

    28mm is no longer a wide angle lens with the advent of (most) digital SLR cameras. You'll either pay big bucks for wider & faster glass or for bodies with lower conversion rates (1.3 or full frame). That gotcha coming & going. Pick your poison.

    One last note: buy used from reputable on-line PROFESSIONAL photographer communities; IE: not ebay. Lenses hold their value and are a good invenstment, unlike camera bodies which are replaced every 18 - 24 months, at best.

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    FWIW----

    Canons digital rebel will work with ANY standard canon SLR lenses, even old school AE series lenses. You can probably find some nice used lenses on ebay or places like that.
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    here check these out :
    http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/lens...dard_zoom.html

    at the bottom left to can even select type of lens to check out and narrow your specific requirements

    and for canon or other brands check here http://www.17photo.com/subcategory.asp?scatid=37 info & prices , we buy a lot of canon & nikon gear from them and never had any issues.

    Sigma Lenses Info etc:
    http://www.dcviews.com/lenses/Sigma-lenses.htm

    also from Canon USA site: EF Lens
    The EOS Digital Rebel XT is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses and including Canon's new EF-S series Lenses, manufactured specifically for the Digital Rebel series and the EOS 20D. The EF lineup employs advanced optical know-how to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Rebel XT users will find the all-new EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens a perfect match for their new camera. It offers a 35mm equivalent of a 27-136mm zoom range and includes Canon's Image Stabilizer (which adds an equivalent of 3 stops) and a full time manual focus mechanism, all in a compact, robust construction.
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    thanks guys, great info and links


    i found this also

    http://www.pbase.com/cameras/canon/ef_28135_35

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    The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM seems to take some nice shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrilgrey
    The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM seems to take some nice shots.
    It sure does. They're pretty hard to find right now and will cost you about 35 tanks of gas interestingly enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chanwahyaoh
    It sure does. They're pretty hard to find right now and will cost you about 35 tanks of gas interestingly enough.

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    Hmm. I think I'm going to sell my Canon EF 24-85 F3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens -67mm and buy the Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM SLR Lens -72mm, then start looking at these prime lenses. I always seem to be shooting in low light, that might help.

    haha, B&H just offered me $100 for the lens used, in mint condition. They sell them new for over $300.
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    "..are wont to seize upon people about the beginning of Autumn; and sometimes also sooner, according to the temper of the foregoing Summer, whether they had been hotter, or cooler: & they some years rage so violently, as that they last the greatest part of the said seasons, miserably afflicting people all that while, and destroying many of them - Exterminated by the Bloody Flux
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