Great camera and lenses combo for around $1000?

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Questions thread
amosf Contributing Member • Posts: 680
Re: Great camera and lenses combo for around $1000?

I wouldn't completely dismiss the kit lenses. They have good IQ and you can get both for well under $300. Nice to have in the collection. But that said - the 50mm 1.8 can take some really great photos and I love it, but it's rubbish really. Poor focus and dismal build quality. But it has the same thing going for it - good IQ for low dollars.

Since you want portraits and action you are going to want something faster, like an 85mm, or get a tamron 90mm on a budget. but a fast sports lens might cost a bit.

 amosf's gear list:amosf's gear list
Canon EOS 550D Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro +3 more
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