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    I'm looking into purchasing the T1i, and I'm wondering what lens would be the most versatile? It comes with a EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens and I'm looking to buy one more. Any suggestions?
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    if I could go back in time (well my camera was a surprise so I guess go back in time and predict the gift haha) i'd forgo getting the kit lens if you can. Depends on what you want to do. Many like the 50mm f/1.8 but for indoors I much prefer the 35mm f/1.8
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    I'm looking into an additional lens, too for my T1i. I was going to say the 50mm as well (there is a 1.8 and a 1.4), which I've been reading about a lot lately. It seems to be great for a variety of subjects, not only for awesome portraits but also scenery and nightttime shots...based on what I've seen and read. But I'm still deciding. I also want a telephoto for birding purposes, but that'll take some real dough :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy_&_Eva View Post
    I'm looking into an additional lens, too for my T1i. I was going to say the 50mm as well (there is a 1.8 and a 1.4), which I've been reading about a lot lately. It seems to be great for a variety of subjects, not only for awesome portraits but also scenery and nightttime shots...based on what I've seen and read. But I'm still deciding. I also want a telephoto for birding purposes, but that'll take some real dough :/
    What is the difference between the 1.8 and the 1.4?

    I was looking at the 50mm as a possibility, but was initially turned off by the reviews saying that it wasn't durable. If you take care of it would the durability even be an issue?

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    I found this lens, is it a good price? You had mentioned that you were looking for a telephoto lens...

    ETA again

    I figured out the difference between the 1.8 and the 1.4 I wish the 1.4 was in the budget!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJB07 View Post
    if I could go back in time (well my camera was a surprise so I guess go back in time and predict the gift haha) i'd forgo getting the kit lens if you can. Depends on what you want to do. Many like the 50mm f/1.8 but for indoors I much prefer the 35mm f/1.8

    Would you avoid getting the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens that comes with the camera? Or a camera kit that has a couple of lenses?

    ETA do you have a link where you can find the 35mm f/1.8? I did a search and couldn't seem to find it.
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    I have the T1i and I have the following lenses: 18-55 kit lens, 50mm 1.8, and Tameron 28-75mm 2.8. I can't yet decide if I'm a prime girl or not. I love the pics my 50mm gets (so sharp and colors are great) but I love the zoom of the Tameron. I think I use both of these equally. I hardly use the kit lens, but I didn't NOT want to get it because there are those times when you may just need that wider angle and I would miss out if I didn't have the kit.

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    personally I would have rather saved some money and bought just a body and a good lens separately. I find that most lens that come with aren't the greatest. You said you found out the difference btwn the f/1.8 and 1.4 so you know that the wider ap (aka smaller number) is better for low light esp. So if you buy your kit lens then at 18mm the widest you can go is 3.5 and when you're at 55m the widest you can go is 5.6, for me in my house it is pretty hard to not use flash with those ap #'s
    I also say 35mm if you're taking a lot of indoor pics as it really can be hard to back up enough with a 50mm.

    I have a nikon so I'll have to go take a look for the canon lens. brb
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    seems that canon has a 35mm f/2 and a 28mm f/1.8
    other canon users will have to comment

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...1&modelid=7299
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...1&modelid=7302
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