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Re: Lens combos under $1000
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2012, 12:06:01 PM »
How about a used 24-105, and one of the Samyang 14mm lenses for the missing wide side?  I think you could do that for $1k used. 

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Re: Lens combos under $1000
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2012, 12:06:01 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2012, 12:07:21 PM »
i would try to squeeze in under $1k with some used CL purchasing

tamron 17-50 2.8 non IS
nifty 50mm
canon 70-200 f4 non IS

^^ perfect.

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Re: Lens combos under $1000
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2012, 11:35:07 PM »
i would try to squeeze in under $1k with some used CL purchasing

tamron 17-50 2.8 non IS
nifty 50mm
canon 70-200 f4 non IS

I've played with the 70-200 f4 non is twice and each time I was unimpressed.  I think a solid 55-250 is just as good in well lit environments.  I know, blasphemy. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Re: Lens combos under $1000
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2012, 01:06:08 AM »
TeenTog, if someone's starting from scratch, they would do well to get the exact stuff listed in your signature (18-55, 55-250, nifty 50, 430ex). Then take a lot of pictures to see what gets used most and what's missing.
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Re: Lens combos under $1000
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2012, 08:55:56 PM »
TeenTog, if someone's starting from scratch, they would do well to get the exact stuff listed in your signature (18-55, 55-250, nifty 50, 430ex). Then take a lot of pictures to see what gets used most and what's missing.

One small sidenote.  If someone pays full retail for the 55-250, 50mm, and 430ex, they are looking at 600 to 650.  If they buy used, they are looking at 450 and they can sell it for roughly that same amount, so they aren't losing anything in the long run.

Having said that, if they buy high end lenses used, they will also not lose anything in the long run even though their initial investment is much larger. 

It's kinda like taking up golf with clubs from the 80's.  It's hard to make a decision on whether you are any good if you don't have quality gear.  But unlike golf clubs, lenses don't depreciate nearly as quickly.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Re: Lens combos under $1000
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2012, 09:35:45 PM »

I would go for a used combo on Craiglist:

1. 17-55 f2.8 IS ==> general shooting
2. 50mm f1.4 ==> portrait
Good way for a inexperienced photographer to end up with expensive problems that end up costing more than new.

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Re: Lens combos under $1000
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2012, 12:02:56 AM »
So I have a crop body and $1000 - go spend it.  The 18-55 is better than it ought to be (about $150).  The next
purchase is the 55-250 (about another $150 although the "list" is closer to $300)  That makes a super all-around
combo that covers most focal lengths and situations on a budget.  It's also a good kit for travel because both of the lenses are mostly plastic and very light.  The rest depends on personal preferences.  First I'd grab a 50 f1.8
(about $125) because it's a super lens for the money.  The next choice is $400-450 and strictly style related -
either the 28mm f2.8 or the 35mm f2.0 if I prefer wide angle and landscapes or the 85 f1.8 or 100 f2.8 if I need something a little longer.  Whichever I choose, my preference in the other category is my next purchase.  These
four lenses take up $850 to $900 of my spending spree leaving me a good budget for lens hoods, filters, a small
bag (lenses don't do you any good at home) with some careful planning.  UV filters for the lenses, ND set,  and hoods should take about $75, leaving me enough for  a bag, tripod, and incentive to save for a flash.

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Re: Lens combos under $1000
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2012, 12:43:59 AM »
For crop, id look for a used 17-55 2.8 $750 or so, plus used 85 1.8 $300. That's maybe a little over budget but IMHO a great set up. Then save up for either a 10-22 if you like the wide end or one of the 70-200's if your more into the tele end.

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Re: Lens combos under $1000
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2012, 01:54:58 AM »

I would go for a used combo on Craiglist:

1. 17-55 f2.8 IS ==> general shooting
2. 50mm f1.4 ==> portrait
Good way for a inexperienced photographer to end up with expensive problems that end up costing more than new.

HOW?....I don't see why you shouldn't get this used combo on Craiglist(USA) for around $1000.

I believe the two I mentioned are the top-best for crop.
Bodies: 1DX -- 5D III
Zooms: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Primes: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Lens combos under $1000
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2012, 01:54:58 AM »