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Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by lanzalad, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. lanzalad

    lanzalad Member

    i was wondered which lens would be the best of every day shots mainly street shots with auto focus.

    my camera is a canon 550D

    one to use within my price of around 150 pounds

    thanks for any help

  2. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    The standard zoom that comes with the camera is not a bad place to start. The same focal length range at f2.8 would look more professional, would be way over budget several times and in most conditions not give you better photographs. If you were getting into things like shy wildlife or action sports, or extreme macro, or super wide angle then you would have a problem. For every day photography the eighteen to fifty something standard zoom is all that you need.
  3. lanzalad

    lanzalad Member

    im looking at a CANON EF50MM F/2.5 COMPACT MACRO LENS

    i can get a used one foraround £160 and wondered if this one would be ok
  4. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    With your APS-C camera the equivalent angle of view would be of an 80mm focal length. If your comfortable with that then fine.

    Alternatively you might like to consider the Canon 28mm f/2.8 which Warehouse Express have (new) for £163.99, though it's currently on back order. Jacobs do it for just a few ££ more. The AoV on your camera with that would be 45mm.
  5. bob58

    bob58 Well-Known Member

    What about a EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Lens possibly short at 55mmm but you got a bit of reach, can be had for less than £200 new s/h £100-150

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