worth buying a lens for canon eos 1000d

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by fc0712, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. fc0712 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    hey my parents got canon eos 1000d and maybe want to take some good photos with it but i am wondering if i should buy a new if i should what would you recommend
  2. fc0712 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    i meant i want to better photos should i buy my own dslr or just buy a new lens, and what lens do you guys recommend
  3. Edge100 macrumors 68000

    May 14, 2002
    Where am I???
    Lenses >> body

    The 1000D is a perfectly capable DSLR. Get yourself some decent lenses, find some nice light, and point the camera at something interesting.
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    Might help to let us know what your price range is and what kind of pictures you'll be shooting.

    If your price point is low then you'd probably want to hit up the trinity of n00b lenses like the 18-55, 55-250 or 50mm nifty fifty.

    If you have more funds available then you might want to invest in a good walking around lens like a 24-70 or 24-105 L lenses.

    All depends on what you're looking to do and spend on the lenses.

    If you want to get/have your own DSLR, then look at the EOS Rebel line from Canon as you'll get the body as well as kit lens to play around with. I got the T3i w/kit lens and really like it alot.
  5. fc0712 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    what lens would you recommend for about 150 $, i think the 50 mm says most because it like take picture very close
    an example could be a flower, where i am very close
  6. Xeperu macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2010
    Get the 50mm F1.8 from Canon for ~100$. It's Canon's best value for money lens.
  7. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    I'll save you 90%.


    The kit lens on the 1000D is actually very capable. Learn about photography first, and then once you understand the Aperture-Shutter Speed-ISO triangle and have a knowledge about composition, then you can start to invest in lenses.

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