T4i Beginner - What to buy next with ~$300 budget

Started Nov 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Anderton Contributing Member • Posts: 663
Re: T4i Beginner - What to buy next with ~$300 budget

richro wrote:

With all the recent Canon deals, I got myself a refurbished T4i + 18-135mm STM kit. Quickly caught the DSLR bug and looking into my next lens purchase already with roughly ~$300 budget. Here are some of the options I'm considering (in no particular order), with estimated price:

Canon EF 50 f/1.8 II "nifty fifty" - $100
Canon EF-S 55-250 IS - $125 used
Canon EF-S 55-250 IS STM - $300
Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake - $150
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (non-VC) - $225 used

or... save that money towards a nicer L lens or Sigma 18-35 f/1.8, and just shoot with the 18-135 STM kit lens?

Also, I'm thinking about getting the Dolica GX600B200 as a cheap budget tripod ($50, separate from the budget above). Thoughts on anyone with actual experience?

You haven't listed what you actually want to photograph.

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