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I wanted to ask you ladies some questions about camera lenses. We have a Cannon Rebel Xti and just have the standard lens that comes with it. DH is the photographer in the family and has expressed a desire for a "better" lens so I thought I'd start looking for Christmas time. I think "better" involves more zoom and possibly faster speed, but I'm not 100% on that since I don't know what else the lens changes. So, what kind of lens would you recommend and where could I get the best deal? With two LOs under 2 who are both in daycare and on a 2 teacher salary family, price is key!
Most of his photography is of the girls, but he also likes taking outdoor stills sometimes. He is a theatre teacher and takes a lot of pictures of his shows - with stage lighting.
Ummm... if you need to know anything else about the camera or what he'll use it for, please ask. Thanks to anyone who can help!
Hmm maybe a lower zoom like the 28-70mm? sorry I don't know the price of that size but just thinking it would be good for pics of the kids. Guess it prob depends what price range you were looking for. Better lens have a lower ap number (so when you see 28-70mm 2.8 that the ap #)
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Yes, the Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 would probably fit the bill.
however my only complaint from the two weeks I did have it was I had a hard time getting far enough away from my son. esp inside but even when we were just playing in the garden I was forever trying to run backwards and it was a PITA
ds1 Evan ds2 Adam
Also, the 50mm doesn't have zoom and while it's better quality than your kit lens, it may not feel like an upgrade to your husband. It's a great lens, but it's a prime and like LJ said...may be frustrating if what you really want is more zoom.
Thanks for the advice, ladies! Where do you usually buy your equipment?
i second b&h photo or adorama
Carrie, I got my last lens from Amazon, and that worked out well for me. For zoom, I recommend the Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 (that's my newest one).
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