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Good lenses to start out with on a Canon

Hello all! So I've been wondering what kind of lenses I should start off with on a Canon. If it matters, my DSLR is a crop sensor (APS-C). I've borrowed my friend's 50mm 1.8 before and I liked it a lot but, I have a bit more money now and I want something better than the 1.8. Also, to be more specific, the price range would be around $300 to $500. If you have a number of lenses to list, please list the lens that you'd recommend over the others as the first lens. Thank you!

Edit: Forgive me for not specifying on what I will be mostly taking pictures of. I don't travel as much so I usually just take pictures of whatever goes on in my day. I guess it's just people and objects that I find to be interesting. 

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Re: Good lenses to start out with on a Canon

Welcome to the forum.

 

In your price range a good all-around lens would be this:

 

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Refurbished|Canon Online Store

John Hoffman
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Re: Good lenses to start out with on a Canon

"I've borrowed my friend's 50mm 1.8 ...I want something better than the 1.8."

 

Better for what, or better than?  The 50mm f1.8 is an outstanding lens and will be very difficult to find 'better'. Its only short coming I can see is, it is not a zoom.

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