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Alright, well I have a Digital Rebel XT and im looking to buy a lens to replace the kit one for all around use. I already have a 70-200 F/4L USM Telephoto that I love, but obviously I can only use that under certain conditions. I wanted to get a faster lens, like an F/2.8 but im only 16 and im not made of money.

I was looking at this: http://www.bhphotovi...oughType=search

I narrowed it down from a bunch and thought that would be a good everyday lens. I would also get the hood for it. I just wanted to know if anyone had it and thought it was good, bad , etc or could recommened anything better in the same price range. Thanks a bunch.

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Alternatives which would provide more wide angle:

Tamron 17-35, 2.8-4
Tamron 17-50, 2.8
Canon 17-40, 4
Canon 17-55, 2.8 (very expensive).

Alright, well I have a Digital Rebel XT and im looking to buy a lens to replace the kit one for all around use. I already have a 70-200 F/4L USM Telephoto that I love, but obviously I can only use that under certain conditions. I wanted to get a faster lens, like an F/2.8 but im only 16 and im not made of money.

I was looking at this: http://www.bhphotovi...oughType=search

I narrowed it down from a bunch and thought that would be a good everyday lens. I would also get the hood for it. I just wanted to know if anyone had it and thought it was good, bad , etc or could recommened anything better in the same price range. Thanks a bunch.



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You might like the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro or the 17-40 f4L


Alright, well I have a Digital Rebel XT and im looking to buy a lens to replace the kit one for all around use. I already have a 70-200 F/4L USM Telephoto that I love, but obviously I can only use that under certain conditions. I wanted to get a faster lens, like an F/2.8 but im only 16 and im not made of money.

I was looking at this: http://www.bhphotovi...oughType=search

I narrowed it down from a bunch and thought that would be a good everyday lens. I would also get the hood for it. I just wanted to know if anyone had it and thought it was good, bad , etc or could recommened anything better in the same price range. Thanks a bunch.



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EF17~40 f/4L USM.

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if you don't have , you MUST buy a 50mm fixed.....
imho is always the fastest solution:

50mm f/1.4 USM is perfect :)

with a cheap adapter you could also mount all the old Zeiss/Contax manual lenses... and that's also a great and cheap solution .

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yep. Zeiss via M42 adapter rox. and for Canon system u have focus confirmation on some custom made adapters.

Zeiss=razor sharp pictures :]

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Hello,

I have a 20D and 17-40 F4 L + 70-200 F4 L + 85 F1.8.
I love all three and I very happy with them. If you're looking for a fast, sharp prime, the 85 is a great choice.





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