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      04-23-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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Lens Help

i have a Canon Xsi and am beginning to shoot more and more i like shooting cars and its probably the only thing i do shoot right now i have the standard lens the kit lens but i want to upgrade. my list of wants:
good for car shooting
i live in florida so lots of light but i also like night shots
i also would like to be able to take rolling shots
bokeh capable
under 200 dollars

now i understand that all of these might not fit into one lens but is there a lens that can fit into most of those categories?
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past shots using kit lens and some editing in photoshop
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519502
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      04-23-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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Would you roll on T rated tires? Don't shoot with a $200 lens.

Learn how to maximize the lens you have first, buy some photo editing software and read some camera forums--- POTN (Canon specific) or get a Bogen 190 series pod.
200 ISO and F8

A comment about the blue sky shots with the car. The sky is so blue it makes you look at it rather than the car, it's all about the focal point.
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It's not all about the body and lens, imo. There are some photogs that shoot phenomenal photos with much cheaper bodies and glass than the equipment many of us own.
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I think you should learn as much as you can with your kit lens, then when your ready to move on, you will know what you want/need.

Usually everyone buys a SuperWide, and a Telephoto..
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      04-29-2011, 01:37 AM   #6
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Hi, I'm new to this forum but long time Canon shooter.

The simplest suggestion would be the 50 f/1.8
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...0mm_f_1_8.html

Maybe it is not wide enough for you tastes, the EF 35 f/2.0 isn't bad either but it is above your stated budget
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...e_EF_35mm.html

In the same price range you'll find the EF 24 f/2.8
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...e_EF_24mm.html

And the EF 85 f/1.8
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Autofocus.html

As you can see, starting from 50 mm it is a price/apperture trade-off. Except for the 24 I own these and really enjoy them. Taking build and image quality into consideration these lenses are not as good as the L glass I own, but the four of them together won't pay for a decent L lens.
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like the guys are saying...learn with what you have first then upgrade. I don't see you getting what you need for $200 though. If you want to shoot cars, you're gonna "want" (not need) a wide angle and the cheapest that has good reviews would be around $400(12-24 f4 Tokina). I say scoop up the nifty fifty for $100 because everybody at one point gotta have one in their bag...you won't be disapponted.
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