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New Lens for Rebel XT

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by TimP, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. TimP

    TimP 1 Proud Infidel

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    Hey folks,

    First post in this room.

    I just bought a XT recently and of course it came with the 18-55 kit lens, and I bought a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III for it as well. I took it to the rocky mountain 3 gun match and got some great picture. The only only problem is the 70mm low end makes it a lil tough to get close to the target, if you will.

    I know the 18-55 kit lens isnt the best, so I was looking to upgrade to something in the same range, but a bit better. Price under $300 if that is do-able.

    My kid brother has just been invited to attend the Army Marksmanship Unit, junior shooting camp and I am in charge of taking him and taking tons of pictures. I would rather have something better than the 18-55 that came with the camera.

    What would you guys get?

    thanks
    Tim
     
  2. Glkster19

    Glkster19

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  3. hwyhobo

    hwyhobo

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    If you don't mind zooming with your legs, 50mm f/1.8 is very inexpensive and certainly a lot better that the kit lens. On XT it's the equivalent of ~80mm, a nearly perfect portrait length.
     
  4. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

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    Zooming with your legs also teaches you a lot. I wish I had went with the 50 instead of the kit lens at first.