I'm new to the DSLR world... but I purchased the Canon Rebel xsi a few months ago and I'm still playing with it. I need another lens because the lens it came with (18-55) really only allows me to take pictures of things close up. I need to get something where I can zoom in more. What are your suggestions?? As for price... i don't want to spend an arm and leg.. but I do want good picture quality.... any thoughts???
Last edited by LindieLu; 07-24-2009 at 08:59 PM.
What do you want to take pictures of?
I have the same camera. I really enjoyed the 50mm f/1.8 lens ($85). This is a prime lens though (no zoom). But portraits look outstanding with this lens.
The second lens I bought was the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 ($300?). This lens zooms. I use it for everything, in fact, it has never left my camera since I got it.
The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Zoom Lens would do the job for you, probably cost you a couple of hundred bucks, it's not brilliant quality but if you're happy with the 18-55mm it won't be any worse than that.
Just curious.... what lens do you use?
Yeah that'll cover a reasonable range for you and give you plenty of room to learn and play.
I mostly use 2 of my lenses, 100mm f/2.8 macro and 17-40mm f/4 L