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Getting a new lens

Post  mnchic on Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:26 pm

Ok Ladies I'm about to order the 55 mm 1.8 lens. I just have the 18-55 kit lens.

Do you think I should go ahead and order that lens or wait until I'm more familar with my camera? Will I notice a big difference in my shots?

And where do you usually order from? Online or do typically buy in-store?

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Post  Susan on Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:00 pm

This is the best place to buy online - it's the photographers go to place in my experience. Their selection is awesome and their prices are great!!

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I have heard two schools of thought: buy what you want to use and practice on it. The other side is learn your camera and what it can do first and THEN upgrade to a different lens.

I decided that I knew enough about f-stops and aperture and things that I wanted to learn with the new lens, so I went ahead and bought the 50mm portrait lens and have practiced with it. I did not buy the zoom yet tho!

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Post  tammylk on Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:22 am

I bought my dslr in Nov and got the book understaning exposure. I played around with the lens the camera came with and bought the 50mm 1.8 in April. I find it so much easier with this new lens. I get much better and sharper pics with it.

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Post  Mrs Appletree on Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:57 am

mnchic wrote:Ok Ladies I'm about to order the 55 mm 1.8 lens. I just have the 18-55 kit lens.

Do you think I should go ahead and order that lens or wait until I'm more familar with my camera? Will I notice a big difference in my shots?

And where do you usually order from? Online or do typically buy in-store?

Jessica
Mom to Maddie 4 & Michael 5

I LOVE my 50mm lens!! If I had to choose only 1 lens I would pic that one!!! there is a huge difference especially indoors! it lets way more light in!
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Post  BonnieG on Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:27 pm

I just got my camera about 1 1/2 months ago and the only extra lens that I purchased was the 50mm. It really hasn't come off my camera since then. I love it and I agree about noticing a huge difference with indoor shots!

I do need to get a zoom before our WDW trip in Aug, but I think I'm going to wait until right before the trip and get some more pratice!

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