About to Buy -- What do you think ?

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
mike703
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Re: About to Buy -- What do you think ?
In reply to kclarke, Apr 13, 2013

One thing I would suggest: to start with, get the 55-200 rather than the 50 mm f/1.4.

The 17-55 f/2.8 is a very good lens covering the standard range.  For the purposes you listed I think you would get much more use out of a tele zoom (animals, candids, the airshow...) than you would out of a 50mm f/1.4 which, whilst undeniably a fine lens, duplicates a focal length that you already have.  Unless you are planning to shoot huge numbers of pics using the 50mm lens at f/2 or f/1.4 (for f/2.8 and lower you have the zoom) a 55-200 IS for about the same money will likely get much more use.

Best wishes

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