Other Rebel XT Lens Gems

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by rxl125, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. rxl125 macrumors regular

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    The Canon 50mm f/1.8 is a pure gem...

    Are there any other budget gems like this for the Rebel XT or XTi
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    unfortunately, there isn't anything else in that price range. most "great" lenses (other than the thrifty-50) are a few hundred dollars.

    The 60mm macro (EF-S) is ridiculously sharp as a portrait lens/macro.
     
  3. rxl125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would say under 200 would be budget level... Maybe 250...
     
  4. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I would say no, there are no other sub-$250 gems. You can get a lot of really nice lenses in the $350-$550 range, but below that there's nothing really that qualifies as a gem. I was mostly happy with my Tokina 19-35 until I got a Sigma 24-70 f/2.8.
     
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    I'd say the Sigma is sharp at f/2.8 except as you get up to 70mm. Good enough for my standards. The Tokina can use some stopping down, usually one stop is enough, but it's reasonably sharp. I've never used L glass though, so I can only compare this to the 50mm f/1.8.
     
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