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Oct 20, 2004
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lens thoughts

So I thought I would seek the advice of fellow rfders. My family and I are going to Disney land in Oct be I'm trying to decided on lens to take , currently I have the [rfdlink=38]canon[/rfdlink] xsi with kit lens i also picked up the nifity 50 . Im thinking of picking up a telephoto lens ie the 55-250 is or maybe the 70-300 f4l ( anyones thoughts on this will I miss the IS in the L) as well I was thinking of getting a 17-40 [rfdlink=38]canon[/rfdlink] or tonika (hoping to get night photos down there) I really don't want to spend to much prior to the trip i know another idea is to.buy the lens down there anyways im looking at peoples ideas thanks in advance.
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Sep 3, 2005
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Have you consider a tamron 17-50 f2.8 ?? Lots of people are happy with that lens, and its cheaper than the canon 17-40. I have one of these tamron's, and I'm happy with it.

Also what's your budget to spend on lenses??
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Nov 10, 2003
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My opinion is that you'll miss having the IS if you are hand holding long zoom shots. Unless you have fist of stones like your avator.
Aug 17, 2005
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the 18-55mm is kit lens is not bad really. i don't see the big urge to get the 17-50mm f/2.8.

i def think you should get a telephoto zoom. the 70-200 f/4L is extremely sharp from what i hear. i am certainly considering that lens. however, there is no IS and that might be of concern especially at the 200mm range.

just another thought, there is a sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom that i've been looking at. it's much more affordable than the 70-200 f/2.8L that canon offers and will give you an advantage for those low night situations.
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Mar 1, 2004
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Sigma 10-20 for wides for when you want to take in so much, it seems like you are there.Use the kit lens for a walk around. Get a 70-300 IS USM for telephoto. If I had to shoot in Disneyland, I'd use the 10-20 for outside and for inside, the nifty fifty for inside with low lights, I'd want the 24-105L IS to use for walk around (but the 17-85 IS will suffice if the budget is light).

The most I used my 70-300 IS USM was at the race track and at the zoo. I've never used it in a place like Las Vegas or Disney land because, well, I've just never needed it, so now I leave it at home. A lot of people like the Canon 70-200 2.8 for taking candids and the like. I personally don't like shooting people at all especially if I don't know them. The 17-85 IS needs a lens hood. The Sigma and L series lenses come with them.
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Dec 10, 2004
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Consider the Tamron 28-300 VC or Sigma 18-200 OS.