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Starting photography. Need advice

RoxyMendez is off-lineSilver Member
07 August 2015 12:07
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HELP!? Quick question .... TAMRON SIGMA or CANON lens??? So confused!!!


RoxyMendez is off-lineSilver Member
07 August 2015 12:08
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-18-50mm-f3-5-5-6-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0001VQ124

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-tamron-17-50mm-f2-8-xr-di-ii-ld-asp-if-lens-canon-fit/p1013810?cm_mmc=googlebase-extension-_-camera-lenses-_-canon-fit-_-tamron-17-50mm-f2-8-xr-di-ii-ld-asp-if-lens-canon-fit_1013810&utm_source=googlebase-extension&mkwid=szumi23al_dc&pcrid=72342106689&kword=&match=&plid=&gclid=cj-morktl8ccfstitaodqv8bjw

I'm never going to find one am I? haha


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
07 August 2015 12:09
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I agree with redbaron, the 18-55 is the lens to start with as it covers the most widely used range of focal lengths.

Once you're used to it, something like a 50mm or 85mm prime (Canon's f1.8 versions are imo affordable) may be a nice addition that will produce great quality images on a crop sensor that will be a close match to far more expensive lenses on full frame bodies.
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Profile Pictures is off-line
07 August 2015 12:22
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Canon 50mm f1.8 mk2. About £60 second hand will allow you to take pictures you feel proud of right now. It's a weak plastic noisy toy to look at and feel, but the glass beats everything in its price range. You can sell it ( and you will) for the same when you make the upgrade to Sigma.


redbaron is off-lineSilver Member
07 August 2015 12:32
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Quote from RoxyMendez
redbaron - thank you very, very much, I have had a couple of private emails suggested I try a 50 as well. I will certainly be looking in to that as well - how much are they second hand?? Thanks again, Roxy



As I understood your posts you have a 18mm-55mm lens that effectively covers 50mm. Assumin gyou are photographing people then the 50mm will do you just fine for now. I would keep clear of the very wide angle end of that lens for a while though as it can cause nasty distortion to features and body unless you know exactly how to take advantage of that.



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redbaron is off-lineSilver Member
07 August 2015 12:37
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Quote from RoxyMendez
redbaron - thank you very, very much, I have had a couple of private emails suggested I try a 50 as well. I will certainly be looking in to that as well - how much are they second hand?? Thanks again, Roxy



As I understood your posts you have a 18mm-55mm lens that effectively covers 50mm. Assumin gyou are photographing people then the 50mm will do you just fine for now. I would keep clear of the very wide angle end of that lens for a while though as it can cause nasty distortion to features and body unless you know exactly how to take advantage of that. I don't think you should by any other lenses until you know exactly what you are buying and why.

What I would do is head over the CreativeLive right now as they are running several free photography Webinars that are just what you may need for starting out
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RoxyMendez is off-lineSilver Member
07 August 2015 13:06
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Okay thank you very much.


ukphotosbycolin is off-line
07 August 2015 15:05
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I agree shoot with what you have till you get the hang of things look on Adorama Tv for basic photography videos. they are simple and good. Dont spend money till you have worked out what or where you want to go with your photography most of all have fun. Oh and welcome to the other side of the camera.

Colin
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07 August 2015 15:07
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PS that big daft tripod is holding a Sigma 150-500 lens i use for motorsport its next to impossible to hand hold it!
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HowardJ is off-line
07 August 2015 19:02
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Canon 18-55 with image stabilisation (IS version) is pretty good and would work well on your crop sensored 600D. The sensor on your camera isn't full frame, so the effective range of the lens on the 600D would be 1.6 (the multiplier of your sensor size) x 18mm = 28.8mm through to 1.6 x 55mm = 88mm. So on your camera the 18-55mm lens would actually give you a range of 28.8-88mm.

I started out with an 18-55mm and it worked pretty well. I moved to the 24-105mm when I got a full frame sensored body.

A 50mm prime is a good second lens for portraits. Personally I recommend the EF 50mm f1.4 USM which you can get for £238.

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