07-06-2013 07:57 AM
I'm looking for purchase my first dslr and have decided on Canon's new 70d. I'm really excted about the big purchase, but wanted to compliment it right off the bat with some good starter lenses. I've been told to purchase the body only and then get two good lenses to get my started, rather than going with the kits. As a result, I was hoping to get your opinions since many of you probably know far more than most people do about Canon and their lenses
Thus far, people have recommended some combination of two of the following. Any thoughts on these? Please feel free to throw any other recommendations out there. Since I'm just getting started, I'd like to stay around $1,000 for my first two lenses until I get more familiar with my camera, etc.
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
35 mm 1.8
07-06-2013 08:21 PM
For $1000 budget, I'd recommend getting a 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. If you look in the used market (like Craiglist) you can get brand new lens from people who bought camera+lens combo but already has the lens for under $900.
07-06-2013 09:59 PM
Hi, you did not mention what special type of photos you may shoot the most of. Landscapes, wildlife or maybe sports. The 70D will have a number of great features and it will be an interesting body....but keep in mind that I believe the lens could be the most important part of the whole picture. Quality lens will keep their value and in the long run do a better job of getting that shot. There is a reason why Canon's "L" lens cost what they do. Don't be in a hurry to just buy a couple of lens, buy quality and remember that renting is a great way to try before you buy. I'm leaving on a week long trip to Oregon and have rented a 17x40 "L" F4 for $105 for three weeks. In the long term of your new hobby you will never be sorry for the quality of great lens. Also, with the 70D a video training course program should be available and that may help to get all that's available in the 70D body.
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