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Old 08-12-2020, 06:49 PM   #1
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My wife has a cannon t3i and wants some new glass for taking pictures of our daughter. Which lens is forms for that ?

Tamron 16-300
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Cannon ef 50mm f/1.8

Thanks guys. May get both and will they go with other cameras if she decides to upgrade bodies ?
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:21 PM   #2
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That 50 f1.8 is hard to beat for the price. If you can find the budget for a 24-105 it makes a great walk around lens.
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:26 PM   #3
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That 50 f1.8 is hard to beat for the price. If you can find the budget for a 24-105 it makes a great walk around lens.
Thanks Iíll look into it
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:56 PM   #4
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The 24-105 is a solid lens for sure. The 70-200 f2.8 is mo betta though


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50mm all day for portrait type shots if you're looking between those two choices.
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Old 08-12-2020, 09:36 PM   #6
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Itís hard to say. I think it depends what she wants to photograph.

50mm will give you a really cool depth of field for ďartsyĒ images.

The other is really good for a variety of shooting at different distances.

If she wants to take artsy photos go with the 50mm. If she wants to take pictures of thing far and close, go with the other one.

I use a 50mm for low light situations. I have an 18-105mm that I use to shoot everything none wildlife. Then I have a 75-300mm for shooting wildlife.


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Old 08-12-2020, 09:49 PM   #7
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Maybe I’ll get both
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It wouldnít hurt! You could probably pick up a used 50mm pretty cheap!


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The 24-105 is a solid lens for sure. The 70-200 f2.8 is mo betta though


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Thatís why I have both. I hate the weight of carrying that 70-200, but i get some phenomenal pictures with it.
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Thatís why I have both. I hate the weight of carrying that 70-200, but i get some phenomenal pictures with it.
I know what you mean. Those bigger lenses can be a pain to carry for long periods of time.
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The 50mm is a must have in my opinion. For the cost, it can't be beat.
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:29 PM   #12
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Everyone should have a 50 F1.8. No excuses! lol

You should be able to score a used Canon Nifty 50 for DIRT cheap. Like under 100 bucks cheap. You won't regret it.

Some of my favorite photos have been from my Nikon 50mm F1.8
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Old 08-15-2020, 01:22 PM   #13
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Thanks fellas I am going to get the 50 for sure. Then another one just because.
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Crap I forgot to mention, with the 1.6x crop sensor on your T3 that 50mm will effectively be a 80mm so if you want something closer to a 50mm field of view a 35mm or 30mm is what you want.

With that said a 50mm is a great short telephoto option for crop sensor cameras. Would be great for portraits and you'd get a bit more "reach" than a true 50mm FOV
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Old 08-16-2020, 09:51 PM   #15
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Thank you for the input. Look to pick it up this week. Just got to learn out to get off of auto. I bought a book called “understanding exposure” seems to be pretty informative. I also keep reading Shane’s post on aperture, iso ... lots to learn but looks like I am more interested than my wife at this point.
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Old 12-05-2020, 11:08 PM   #16
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***update*** been shooting with my T3I. A Couple months ago I picked up the 50MM f1.8. And today I picked up 70-200 f2.8. Going to dump a couple guns and stands and pick up the canon mark5 pretty soon. Still learning but buying quality gear has made it more enjoyable. Thanks for the input green screen. Hopefully soon I’m be posting quality photos too
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What kind of guns you selling

Post up some pics when you get some time.


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Looking forward to your shots as well. That 70-200 2.8 on a crop body is probably the perfect bow distance deer stand lens.
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Old 12-06-2020, 11:30 AM   #19
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What kind of guns you selling

Post up some pics when you get some time.


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Custom 257 wby mag 700 action, Boyd stock, Bartline barrel jewel trigger with vortex viper scope
Weatherby 25.06. With Leopold scope

Iíll post them up when I get ready to let them go.
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