What would be a good basic lens collection?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
NancyP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,464
Re: What would be a good basic lens collection?

Buy a relatively cheap 50mm f/1.8 lens, so you will have some ability to get narrower DOF and to shoot in low light. This will be a nice portrait lens. Then, for macro, buy a reversing ring sized to fit your 50mm lens. This will let you play with macro for approximately ten to fifteen bucks over the cost of the lens, for a total charge of ~$210.00 to $220.00 plus tax. Or, you could pick a non-reporting cheapo set of extension rings for close to the same price as the reversing ring.

Also, watch what focal lengths you typically shoot at, and whether there are any shots you wanted but couldn't get because the focal length wasn't there.

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