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Old 01-19-2006, 02:12 AM #1
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:18 AM #2
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What do you guys recommend for nature/landscape shots?
I don't know what the average prices of lenses are out there are. Please Help..
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:20 AM #3
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...what camera?
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:21 AM #4
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OH yeah i forgot I have a 350d.
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:22 AM #5
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:27 AM #6
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Whats your budget? And there isnt really an "average" price. In photography you get what you pay for, just remember that.
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Not always true though, there's a few gems in every company's lineup that sort of blow away the price to performance you normally expect. The 85mm f/1.8, the 50mm f/1.4 or 1.8, for example.

Nature and landscape shots are pretty much the direct opposites of the spectrum, however, so you're really looking at two lenses.

The Canon 300mm f/2.8 would be nice for nature shots, unless you maybe want a bit more zoom for really tight closeups. If so, maybe a bigger Canon prime, or the 100-400, or the Bigma.

For landscapes, since you've given no budget, Canon 16-35 f/2.8L is pretty much the best lens out there (for landscapes, that is).

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For landscapes i would say a tilt-shift lens would be the best out there... But maybe thats just me
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:29 PM #9
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whoa all those are really high..anythign lower than the price of the camera itself?
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Canon 10-22.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:40 PM #12
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Get the 50 f/1.8 , Its a great lense and only $70.
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50mm kinda limits you on landscapes when you want to grab more of the world around you...

Not to say getting a cheap prime is a bad idea, but maybe a 28mm or better?
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For landscapes i would say a tilt-shift lens would be the best out there... But maybe thats just me
Aren't TS generally used for like architechture? I guess the 10-22 would also be good.

But anyway, IKE, do you actually want to spend $800, or was that just like a reaction to the high prices?
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You should throw the $800 into some kind of formal instruction. Learn to use the equipment you have before buying new doodads. You'll just end up $800 poorer, and have the same crappy pictures that possibly look a little sharper.
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:52 PM #16
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i was thinknig about around 500-600.
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IKE, I've been shooting Canon Digital for a year now, and for nature AND sports photography you are going to want a telephoto of sorts. I have one suggestion that is great for any budget.

There is a lens kit from Sigma that includes a 90-200 Super Macro, and a 70-300 Super Macro Telephoto. They come with a tool bag all for under 300 dollars. Now, I'm not going to say the lenses are the BEST, but if you are just getting started I would highly recommend this choice, and on top of that they have a macro feature...which I don't know if you know what that does, but it gives you extra focusing length when you are zoomed in all the way, this is ideal for really really close up pictures of flowers, or bugs or what have you...small objects.

Heres the link for that package: http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs...;c1022;c914962

The next suggestion I'll give you is for landscape photography. When you are going for landscapes you are going to want to go with a very wide angle lens. The lens that was supplied with your 350D is actually a really versitile lens that is good for this kind of stuff, but if you want to go WIDER, you pay up the butt for it. HOWEVER, Tonika has come out with a super wide angle lens that is 12mm-24mm, and its getting a lot of awesome reviews among the community. Its 500 dollars, but well worth the investment.

Heres the wide angle: http://www.adorama.com/TN1224NKAF.html

Best of luck and I hope I could help.
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IKE, I've been shooting Canon Digital for a year now, and for nature AND sports photography you are going to want a telephoto of sorts. I have one suggestion that is great for any budget.

There is a lens kit from Sigma that includes a 90-200 Super Macro, and a 70-300 Super Macro Telephoto. They come with a tool bag all for under 300 dollars. Now, I'm not going to say the lenses are the BEST, but if you are just getting started I would highly recommend this choice, and on top of that they have a macro feature...which I don't know if you know what that does, but it gives you extra focusing length when you are zoomed in all the way, this is ideal for really really close up pictures of flowers, or bugs or what have you...small objects.

Heres the link for that package: http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs...;c1022;c914962

The next suggestion I'll give you is for landscape photography. When you are going for landscapes you are going to want to go with a very wide angle lens. The lens that was supplied with your 350D is actually a really versitile lens that is good for this kind of stuff, but if you want to go WIDER, you pay up the butt for it. HOWEVER, Tonika has come out with a super wide angle lens that is 12mm-24mm, and its getting a lot of awesome reviews among the community. Its 500 dollars, but well worth the investment.

Heres the wide angle: http://www.adorama.com/TN1224NKAF.html

Best of luck and I hope I could help.
Yes i know what macro is and i was just about to ask about that, that was very helpful and i think im gunna go with that.
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Check out the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. Not too wide but can be used for a wide range of things.
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Check out the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. Not too wide but can be used for a wide range of things.
thats a great walk around lens.
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