One lens for beginner semi-pro?

Started May 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
slowhands
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Re: One lens for beginner semi-pro?
In reply to Tamati, May 8, 2012

If you must, sell the 7D and get TWO bodies, 40d or even t3i then add lenses

Lens? 24-70 f2.8 is my workhorse. Went with the Sigma back in my XT days, it earned 2x it's price just this past weekend...again. 70-200 f2.8 IS is the next workhorse.

The 18-200is or 28-200 can be the backup 3rd lens that covers either of the above workhorse ranges if they failed on a job.

Words of a local pro...Why do newbies insist on getting f1.8, f1.4, or f1.2 lenses? To get decent DOF to keep a headshot reasonably sharp you don't shoot wide open. Getting sellable images with f1.2 is much harder than shooting at f5.6 let the less expensive lens EARN it's keep then add the pricey toys later, if you must.

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