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    the only draw back to the 70-200 is that it is hard to get up close on her without having to stand so far away and get a good shot.

    a lot of the shots of her are in semi low light so a lense that I can get up pretty close and in low light would be awesome.

    i also would love a good fisheye lense as well, but have not found one i really like yet.

    i am also going to move up to a 30d shortly..just because it is a better camera and seems to benefit even more from a nice lense than the XT does.
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    Seth -
    I just got this lens and I'm deeply happy with it.
    http://www.wolfcamera.com/product/253091813.htm

    It is heavy and not the fastest for focusing, but for portraits, macro work, etc. it definitely does the job. I think the L takes care of the fast stuff for you. Very large filter size (82mm) is a bit of a PITA but it can be overcome.

    I had the tamron 17-35 and frankly I find all of those fake superwides are kind of disappointing. I just sold it to KEH, so you can find it cheap there if you're interested in a week or two.

    My next lens - and probably last for a really long time - will be a 10-22 mm which translates to a true wide angle for a DSLR. that gives me 10-22mm, 24-70mm and 70-200 L.
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    Going to bring this one back to life. Here is what I have currently:

    canon EF 70-200mm 1:4

    and the kit lense 18-55mm

    other lenses that would be good to have without spending a small fortune?

    a decent fisheye would be pretty cool, but if i go fisheye. i want to have as big of a dramatic effect as possible for a good price.

    open to others as well.

    edit...also, a friend was telling me about some adapter for the 70-200 lense that would make it almost a 400mm... what is that??
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    ^1.4x teleconverter

    24-70mm 2.8 would be nice if you wanted to widen up your L glass range.
    50mm 1.8 is always a good option if you were not looking to spend quite that much.

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    I have the canon EF 10-22 and I'm wicked happy with it. I also got a sweet deal on it used, so that makes me even happier with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_sur View Post
    ^1.4x teleconverter

    24-70mm 2.8 would be nice if you wanted to widen up your L glass range.
    50mm 1.8 is always a good option if you were not looking to spend quite that much.
    any links to places you suggest for those products?

    what would be a good lense for good close up shots of my daughter, especially when the light is a little low and I am trying to get something snapped quickly.

    here are a few things i would like to be able to do with the lenses (multiple lense purchases are fine and i know they will be required).

    -Good close up pictures of my little girl for portrait type things.

    -cool fisheye lense for the cool/odd effects

    -nice wide angle lense for panoramic pictures...especially when in the mountains and such.

    not really in a budget, but would like to not spend a fortune for the above lenses.
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    17-35 wide angle... my buddy has it on his 20D and it's sick... nikon man myself (D80) but nonetheless canon has some sick stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraysonSubaru View Post
    any links to places you suggest for those products? not really, i pretty much ebay camera stuff as i'm a broke college student

    what would be a good lens for good close up shots of my daughter, especially when the light is a little low and I am trying to get something snapped quickly. i suppose the preferred lens would be an 85mm 1.8 but I'd probably get a 50mm 1.8 just because it's more versatile and cheaper yet still very sharp with a big aperture.

    here are a few things i would like to be able to do with the lenses (multiple lens purchases are fine and i know they will be required).

    -Good close up pictures of my little girl for portrait type things. 85mm f1.8 or 50mm f 1.8, just depends how far away you want to be really, I'd go with the 50mm

    -cool fisheye lense for the cool/odd effects 15mm f 2.8

    -nice wide angle lense for panoramic pictures...especially when in the mountains and such. i would probably get a 10-22mm because it'd be nice to have a real wide angle on a crop factor camera. 17-40m f4L would be a good choice too if you think you'd be happy with 17mm on the low end.

    not really in a budget, but would like to not spend a fortune for the above lenses.
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    went and found one the other day that seems to be a great small lense with good range:

    quantaray 18-200mm 1:3.5-6.3

    it is compact, has a great feel and was not that much money.

    I am also going to purchase a couple of the ones mentioned in the above post as well, but happened to run across this one and really liked it. my wife has trying to lug around the big 70-200,, 2.8 L lense so this will be good to have around. will post some pictures of the kid we took yesterday with it shortly.
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    well if she gets too tired of lugging that 70-200 around I could probably take it off your hands, I'll even pay for shipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_sur View Post
    well if she gets too tired of lugging that 70-200 around I could probably take it off your hands, I'll even pay for shipping
    im sure i wouldnt have any problem finding someone willing to take that lense off my hands. you are so generous to pay for the shipping..

    here are a few pictures in low light i took of the kid yesterday in just playing with the lense and some settings.
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    i got to play around with a tokina 10-15mm fisheye yesterday, i think i actually liked it better than the canon one if for nothing else it goes down to 10mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_sur View Post
    i got to play around with a tokina 10-15mm fisheye yesterday, i think i actually liked it better than the canon one if for nothing else it goes down to 10mm
    dare i ask what kind of $$ for it?
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    Seth,

    I think this might of been brought up before but why not a canon 50mm f/1.4 ?

    I can shoot this wide open with no flash handheld. for portrait and low light work, you really can't beat the sharpness of it.

    I know people who use the 18-200 however with a range taht large you won't get the sharp pictures you might be looking for.

    Here is a pic with the 50mm f/1.4



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