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Swany
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon 1Ds First Lens to Get


Hello

I have been on this forum for a month or two now reading and have really enjoyed the different opinions.I have now purchased a Canon 1Ds camera. I was interested in going FF. My old setup was a Pentax. I have no lens at this time and wanted to buy one to get started. I want to shoot family candids, potraits and the family sports. I want to have a lens to shoot inside and outside. I was thinking a price range of under $1000. Was wondering if anyone had some suggestions.



Jan 19, 2012 at 07:32 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon 1Ds First Lens to Get


Hmmmm...1 lens? or maybe a decent under $1K kit...

35 f/2, 50 f/1.4, and 85 f/1.8...Three of my favorites...!!!



Jan 19, 2012 at 07:34 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon 1Ds First Lens to Get


do you want zoom or prime?

the fastest zoom you will get is 2.8 but that may not be enough for indoor sports.

if you dont mind primes then how about this for a nice little set. (pick 3 from the following)

28/1.8 - 35/2 50/1.4 (or even the cheap 1.8) 85/1.8 100/2

you should be able to get of those way under budget.

throow in something like the 28-135 as well and you have a great littel walkabout.




Jan 19, 2012 at 07:37 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon 1Ds First Lens to Get


reno.peterson wrote:
Hmmmm...1 lens? or maybe a decent under $1K kit...

35 f/2, 50 f/1.4, and 85 f/1.8...Three of my favorites...!!!


we must have been typeing the same , at the same time



Jan 19, 2012 at 07:38 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon 1Ds First Lens to Get


reno.peterson wrote:
Hmmmm...1 lens? or maybe a decent under $1K kit...

35 f/2, 50 f/1.4, and 85 f/1.8...Three of my favorites...!!!


I agree.. Great choices...



Jan 19, 2012 at 07:40 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Canon 1Ds First Lens to Get


the zoom choice may dent the budget a little but

the 28-70L & 70-200/2.8 L (non IS) would be a great choice.

to cheapen things up a little the older sigma 70-200/2.8 lenses (non DG and 1st gen DG) are great for the money



Jan 19, 2012 at 07:49 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Canon 1Ds First Lens to Get


I would want a good all around zoom first, and recomend the Canon 24-105 f4 L zoom. It is not perfect, but is serves many needs, and its price point is right about where you mentioned. It will also serve you well in the long term if you get a higher resolution camera some day. Once you get a feel for your other lens needs, you can branch out to other zooms or to primes as you build up a collection of lenses.


Jan 19, 2012 at 07:55 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Canon 1Ds First Lens to Get


within your budget I would suggest the following setup
1) 35 f2 : superb all around lens $300
2) 85 f1.8 : perfect for portraits $325 & indoor sports
3) 70-200 F4 non IS or 70-300 f5.6 IS : outdoor sports

Good luck



Jan 19, 2012 at 08:17 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Canon 1Ds First Lens to Get


Thanks everybody.

That gives me some good ideas to make my decision.




Jan 19, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Canon 1Ds First Lens to Get


I'd start with 70-200L f2.8 non-IS for yours sports, can be had for under $900 with some careful watching of the forums. Add a $100 nifty fifty for your candid portraits and go from there.


Jan 19, 2012 at 11:52 PM





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