General Lens recommendation for Canon T4i?

Started Aug 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: General Lens recommendation for Canon T4i?

lostearstudio wrote:

Hi, everyone.

I'm still learning to work with my newly purchased Canon T4i but I have noticed that I would like to get a few particular lens and items. The lens is something that I would like to get the more experienced photographer's opinions of.

I'm trying to find the best price/performance point for a budget-minded person like me.
I would like to get...
wide angle lens
good zoom (maybe 500mm or more)
Macro lens

So far the only lens I have found that I'm at least a little confident in is Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens at .

alas, the best and reasonable solution here is the Canon 100-400.

Is this a good pick?

I'm still open to any better lens for the price and any feedback on my endeavor of this lens search.
In case you are curious about what I already have...
EFS 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS II

actually a fine lens.

EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III

forget this one.

Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm 1:3.5

forget this one.

get a 55-250 IS to replace them.

MC ROKKOR-PG 50mm 1:1.4
MC auto extension tubes for minolta SLR cameras (14mm, 21mm, &28mm)
Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter

only useful for macro, but ok in manual mode.

(2 Nikon lens that is in storage (one is macro) & an adapter for this)

I'm moving up to DC on the 16th so I should be able to get to Penn Camera there and finally check out whatever lens they may have there. But at the least I would like some recommendations so I can compare with.

Thank you so much

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