What's best lens to start with

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
photosen Veteran Member • Posts: 5,547
There's the rub

There are different paths you'll need to choose from:

1. Safe way: a pair of kit lenses covering 18-55 and 55-250.

2. I just want one lens for everything: super zoom lenses like an 18-200. Problem: won't give you the best image quality, you may even not see that much of a difference with super zoom cameras.

3, I just want one lens for everything, I'm rich and I don't mind carrying a heavy lens: say hello to the Canon 28-300. Try not to faint when you see the price and size of this thing.

4. Crazy and crazy good option: A single focal length lens, aka a prime lens. Take your pick: 35mm f2, 40mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8, 50mm 1.4... Want to zoom? Use your feet! Advantage: crazy good quality, fast apertures, doesn't cost as much as expensive zooms. Disadvantage: choosing the focal length you don't really like or need.

 photosen's gear list:photosen's gear list
Canon EOS 30D Canon EOS 70D Canon EF 35mm F2.0 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM +3 more
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