450d lenses or compatibles

john starkey

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Hi all,
i will be looking to add some extra lenses at some point,can anyone recommend a macro lense,wide angle lense,and a zoom lense,
i dont want to pay the earth but i dont mind paying for something half decent,is it possible to buy lenses that do macro and zoom,or is it best to have dedicated lenses.

regards john.
 

Sye Davies

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hi john,

long time no speak :)

i have a 350D with a canon 100mm macro lens which provides nice fish shots.

i also have a 55-200mm sigma lens with macro facility which also seems to do a nice job, especially when i want to fire off some basic shots without setting up the tripod and remote shutter control.

it also proves more than able with portrait shots of family and friends.
 

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I can personally recommend the Sigma 10-20 and Sigma 150mm macro as both being really fantastic lenses for the money. I've no doubt the canon alternatives are also excellent, but in my experience Sigma provide 90% of the performance of canon/nikon lenses for 50% of the cost (ish!). WOuld be hard pushed to recommend a tele until I knew more about what you wanted to use it for.

With regards to your last question, you'll find some Sigma telephoto lenses which are labelled as 'macro', meaning they have a close focus feature which will get you to somewhere around 1:3 magnification - for photographing fish, insects, flowers and other small stuff it's definitely worth splashing the cash on a true 1:1 macro lens (such as the Sigma 150mm or canon 100mm)
 

john starkey

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Hi all,
Thanks for the advice,I will take a look at the recommedations,as for the zoom lenses,I want something that will take better pics of scenary that's a bit further away,I find the kit lenses a bit under gunned 18-55mm,what would anyone suggest?,
Regards john
 

john starkey

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Hi mark,
I don't mind going up £250 for each lense but not all at once,but if I can get a lenses that is £300 and a lot better than the £250 one I don't mind paying a bit extra.

cheers mark
 

Sye Davies

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john starkey said:
Hi all,
Thanks for the advice,I will take a look at the recommedations,as for the zoom lenses,I want something that will take better pics of scenary that's a bit further away,I find the kit lenses a bit under gunned 18-55mm,what would anyone suggest?,
Regards john
the 18-55mm kit lens is junk. its amazing what a good bit of glass can do :thumbup:
 

Sye Davies

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if you want to pop in and see me john you are welcome to bring your camera and have a "play" with my lenses.

not that they are pro equipment but it may help....................would be good to see you :D

you could critic my emmersed set up too :twisted: :D
 

john starkey

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Sye Davies said:
if you want to pop in and see me john you are welcome to bring your camera and have a "play" with my lenses.

not that they are pro equipment but it may help....................would be good to see you :D

you could critic my emmersed set up too :twisted: :D
Hi Sye,
you still the got the shop at honeybourne?,if i am free on sat coming i will bring the camera over for a play,

cheers john.
 

john starkey

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Hi Guys,

i thought i would let you know of a bargain i got today,i was in stratford upon avon and popped into jessops and they had a sigma 70-300mm f/4 5.6 apo dg macro zoom lens for £149 so i bought it,when the guy rang it through the till it came up as £139 result hey,
regards john.
 

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great lens john. 80%of my images are taken with that lens. :thumbup:

another great lens for the £ V's quality is the sigma 24-70 f 2.8 ex DG. compared to the canon L series it's the same league for a lot less money.
 

john starkey

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saintly said:
great lens john. 80%of my images are taken with that lens. :thumbup:

another great lens for the £ V's quality is the sigma 24-70 f 2.8 ex DG. compared to the canon L series it's the same league for a lot less money.
Hi Mark,thanks for the advice very much appreciated,
regards john.
 

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Bargain, John!

I've been considering this lens, as it offers great optical quality vs. price and I could do with a longer focal range.

After seeing Mark's results too, it only serves to reinforce what a good buy it is!
 

john starkey

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I sye,
wha a bargain the cheapest myself and dan Crawford had seen it was £165,so well pleased they still have some left in various stores,
regards john
 
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