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sorry misunderstood thank you for all your help.
 
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so now i am thinking about getting this for my first lens

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_Di_LD.html

Its 70- 200mm which seems like great zoom, also f/2.8 which is almost 1 whole number higher then my stock lens.
 
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which is almost 1 whole number higher then my stock lens.
This is golden. The Sigma is better, BTW.
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so now i am thinking about getting this for my first lens

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_Di_LD.html

Its 70- 200mm which seems like great zoom, also f/2.8 which is almost 1 whole number higher then my stock lens.
You don't want that being your only lens unless you only do telephoto work.
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I still heavily suggest you hold off on expensive equipment like that and get accustomed to your own gear (possibly also the 55-250mm IS if you need telephoto work) first. Without the proper skills, you're not going to see any benefit between that lens and anything cheaper.
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I want a telephoto lens because i dont want to have to go so close to a subject, especially if i want to get good portrait photos with the stock flash, at least with a telephoto lens i can be some distance back and the flash wont be so heavy. I want this if im shooting far or indoors or even out doors.

It wont be my only lens i also have the lens that came with the rebel.

I mean is sounds logical to me correct me if im wrong. I know i do need to get more custom to setting my own aperture and shutter speed for the right environment

Im not going against your word I am just trying to show you my POV, i mean if this is a wrong way of thinking please correct me.
 
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post #57 of 69
The problem is that you're preparing to drop a significant sum of money on a lens that, truth be told, isn't very good. Additionally, without knowing what settings will affect what aspect of the image, you're really just spending money to spend it. Rent a lens, take a photo class at a local college or something.
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I want a telephoto lens because i dont want to have to go so close to a subject, especially if i want to get good portrait photos with the stock flash, at least with a telephoto lens i can be some distance back and the flash wont be so heavy. I want this if im shooting far or indoors or even out doors.

It wont be my only lens i also have the lens that came with the rebel.

I mean is sounds logical to me correct me if im wrong. I know i do need to get more custom to setting my own aperture and shutter speed for the right environment

Im not going against your word I am just trying to show you my POV, i mean if this is a wrong way of thinking please correct me.
The pop-up flash is not meant to be used as a primary lighting source. It doesn't matter how far back/how close you are, it will make your photos look bad. The pop-up is just meant to act as fill lighting, when the subject area is darker than the rest of the image.

Your camera also has settings to adjust the pop-up's power (but again, it's not meant to be used as a primary lighting source).

For portraits, with the $700 you're planning to spend on the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8, you can very easily get your own basic lighting setup for the same price. A lighting setup when properly used would have a much better effect on your photos.

For $700, I'd grab a used Canon 85mm f/1.8 myself with a 430 EXII, off-shoe transmitter/receiver, and a beauty dish.


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The problem is that you're preparing to drop a significant sum of money on a lens that, truth be told, isn't very good. Additionally, without knowing what settings will affect what aspect of the image, you're really just spending money to spend it. Rent a lens, take a photo class at a local college or something.
+1 to this. We're not trying to sound mean. It's just how it is with photography; in this case skill really will go much further with your current gear than with a new $700 lens.
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Ok i mean all i am really looking for now is some zoom. Also id rather read up and watch videos then take a class.
 
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id say best way to learn is grab that 55-250.. and learn about photography by trial and error... u learn best from your mistakes
 
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