02-03-2017 02:10 AM
"She has taken some family pics for friends, and would like to eventually do this as a part time job/
If she is truly serious about this, you guys really need to look at better cameras than the Rebel line. Something in the xxD series will serve her much better. And, understandably better lenses than the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens.
This just may be the opportunity! The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens is an outstanding choice in that case. It is not in any way an "L" lens, however. There are no EF-S lenses that are in the "L" class.
02-03-2017 09:37 AM
02-03-2017 11:01 AM - edited 02-04-2017 10:14 PM
The problems popped up when we got the Tamron lens. Compatability and size may be a factor. The lens gets great reviews, I did not research on that. Most issues are indoors.
I think some photography classes and possibly a smaller zoom lens would make sense before a large investment in equipment. A better understanding of how the SLR works would aid in making a better choice on equipment.
Wish I would have not tried to get the "all in one" lens now.
I feel your pain. That (Tamron) lens is the only DSLR lens I ever saw advertised in a Boston subway train. That observation was all it took to ensure that I would never even consider buying it.
02-04-2017 06:39 PM
My Canon EF-S 18-135 is a pretty good all around lens. About half the reach as the Tamron, but much more walk-aroundable.
I had the STM version, and it was a great lens. Passed it on to my son, and he loves it, too. It is his walk around lens.
But, he used my EF-S 10-22mm in an urban setting, and he liked that even more. I would compare the IQ to my EF 16-35mm lens. The two lenses even use the same hood. He discovered ultra-wide angle lenses capture a WHOLE LOT.