Canon Rebel XT/350D users: Which lenses do you own/want?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kevinliu4, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. kevinliu4 macrumors regular

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    Being a Canon Rebel XT/350D user myself, I thought it might be interesting to see which lenses other Rebel XT/350D users have and which lenses they would like to one day have.

    HAVE
    Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit lens - don't use it anymore)
    Canon 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
    Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM
    Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di

    WANT
    At the current moment, the only lens I would like to own is the Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM.
     
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020

    miloblithe

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    Own:

    None. I am playing with my mom's lenses while I think of what to buy. They are:

    Canon EF 35-80mm f/4.0-5.6
    Tamron 80-210 f/4.5-5.6

    I want better lenses desperately, but can't justify the expense yet. I'm thinking:

    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Tokina 19-35 f/3.5-4.5

    I'd like to get a good main lens, something between 17-24 (or maybe 28) on the low end and 50-105 on the high end, but I can;t figure out what I'd really want. If I could, I'd get this instead of the Tokina.
     
  3. Dark macrumors regular

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    I just sold my Rebel XT a few weeks ago for my 30D. But yeah...

    Have
    Canon Telephoto 70-200 F/4 L USM
    Canon 24-85 F/3.5-4.5 USM

    Want
    Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM OR Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
    Canon Telephoto EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
    Mac Pro:D
     
  4. technicolor macrumors 68000

    technicolor

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    This thread is right on time. As I am looking for a wide angle lens.:D
    Right now I only have the lens that came with the camera. Any good recs would be appreciated.
     
  5. oblomow macrumors 68000

    oblomow

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    extraextra

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    Own:
    24-70L
    50mm f/1.4
    85mm f/1.8
    100mm f/2.8

    Want:
    Sigma 8mm fisheye

    I'm thinking of selling the 24-70L because I never use it.
     
  7. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    Have:
    Sigma 15mm f/2.8 fisheye (long-term loan)
    kit lens
    50mm f/1.4
    70-200mm f/4 L

    Want: (economy)
    17-40 L
    85mm f/1.8
    Sigma 300mm f/2.8

    Want: (deluxe)
    16-35 L
    85mm f/1.2 L
    Canon 300mm f/2.8 L

    It's gonna be a long time before I can afford my deluxe wishlist and by then nobody will remember the 350d, but oh well I can always dream:)

    Oh yeah, in a perfect world I wouldn't mind trying out the 50mm f/1.2 L
     
  8. oblomow macrumors 68000

    oblomow

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    hey cookie, if you want, come and play with me. Our haves and wishes overlap. (photography wise that is...)
     
  9. Dark macrumors regular

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    Funny I have that on my want list. How much would you be willing to sell it for?
     
  10. sjl macrumors 6502

    sjl

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    #10
    Have:
    • EF 50mm f/1.8
    • EF-S 17-85mm IS
    • EF 100-400mm L
    • all mounted on a Canon EOS 20D
    Want:
    • EF 17-40mm f/4 L
    • EF 24-105mm f/4 L
    • EF 15mm fisheye
    • EF 50mm f/1.4
    • EF 100mm macro
    • all mounted on a Canon EOS 5D
    So in the long term, I'll be selling the 17-85mm (probably after I've bought the 17-40 and the 24-105) and buying a 5D. I'd love the f/2.8 glass, but I can't bring myself to justify the expense, alas. The main reason for the 17-40 and 24-105 in favour of the 17-85 is my desire for full frame, and that mostly stems from my desire to be able to shoot with a fisheye underwater. (Anybody know what the Sigma and/or Tamron fisheye are like on a 1.6 crop body?)

    As for the upgrade from the 50mm f/1.8 to the 50mm f/1.4 - it's the bokeh. I can't stand to shoot with the f/1.8 at anything other than f/1.8; the pentagon shape of the background blur really irks me. That's the only thing about that lens that annoys me, and the only reason I want to upgrade it.
     
  11. Cybix macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    I have:

    kit 18-55
    a 75-300
    a 50mm f1.8

    I got the 75-300 el cheap when i bought my camera, for like $60usd. some kinda special deal, it's a pretty average lens. urgh.

    I want the 70-200, probalby in F4, or maybe with IS.. dunno, for some not-so-distant action shooting.

    would love a wide-angle too, and maybe a macro prime of some sort.
     
  12. ziwi macrumors 65816

    ziwi

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    #12
    Have:
    17-40L F4
    70-200L F4
    50 1.4

    Want:
    135 F2

    5D ;)
     
  13. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    :) I would love to oblomow, but 1000km is a long way to travel just to play with you and your lenses.

    You still get the fisheye effect, but I'm thinking that the FOV is nothing like it would be on a full frame. Here is a link to a thread on fisheyes where I posted a pic from the sigma 15mm f/2.8 on a 1.6x body
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=238795
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, this thread may be a great way to trade lenses!


    HAVE:

    - Kit lens (never use it)
    - Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 macro
    - Tokina 12-24 mm f/4


    I'm not desperate for any lens right now since I really find myself capable of taking a photo of almost everything I want. I'd like more reach, but only slightly more would be fine for me. That, and a better lens for darker, indoor use would be fantastic.

    WANT: (realistic in terms of what I need, and money)

    - Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro
    - Nikon 50 mm f/1.4 (I might get this soon)


    WANT: (full of things I might not use that often, but would be cool to have :))

    - Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro
    - Nikon 50 mm f/1.4 (I might get this soon)
    - Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR
    - Nikon 400 mm f/2.8
    - Nikon 28 mm f/1.4
    - Nikon 10.5 mm fisheye. :)
     
  15. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    Have:
    canon 50 f/1.8
    Tamron 18-200

    want:
    canon 24-70 f/2.8
    canon 70-200 f/2.8
    both of which i rent when needed. i have the former at the end of the month for a job.
     
  16. oblomow macrumors 68000

    oblomow

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    ok, just send me your 70-200, and I'll send you a picture of my lenses.
    anyhow, I was coming your way today, I already crossed on border ( to germany).
     
  17. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

    ChrisBrightwell

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    I made a thread a while back to get some help in thinking through my lens-buying strategy. I'm still debating internally. :(

    Have:
    - EF 50mm f/1.8 II
    - EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II

    Want:
    - Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM (for low-light and portaits)
    - Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM (for indoor use)
    - Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM (for outdoor use)
    - Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM (for sports and such)

    Lots of people have recommended the Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, as well. I may opt for that and drop the 17-40 to give me f/2.8 on the entire 17-200mm range. This a five-year roadmap for me, which is why I've strayed away from EF-S lenses. If I pickup a full-frame body (a 1Ds or a 5D, for example), I don't want my EF-S investments to be wasted.

    I've thought about sinking money into the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM and using it to get a few paying jobs with the local youth/amateur football, soccer, and hockey teams. They might not pay much, but it would be enough to cover the initial cost of the lens and make a good start on the next (17-40 or 17-55, probably). From there, I may abandon my dream for the 24-70 and go straight for the 50mm f/1.2L USM. :)
     
  18. amin macrumors 6502a

    amin

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    Boston, MA
    #18
    Have:
    Tamron 17-50mm f2.8
    Canon 70-200 f4L
    Canon 50mm f1.4
    Canon 28-135 IS (Planning to sell)

    Sold:
    Canon 10-22mm

    Will buy soon:
    Canon 30D (or 40D if that comes out soon)
     
  19. Dark macrumors regular

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    The 30D just came out this year.
     
  20. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

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    #20
    Have:
    Canon 50 f/1.4
    Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS
    Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 (don't use it)

    Want:
    Canon 16-35 f/2.8L
    Canon 85 f/1.2

    Love them both to pieces. I should have never shot with them, now they are must haves.
     
  21. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    Nice of you to come by mike. Business must be good.:)

    I'm jealous of your 70-200. The 17-40 or 16-35 sound like really good buys, it would be nice to replace the kit lens!
     

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