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Good choice, although you have 2 lenses that cover the same focal length without offering anything more than versatility.

I would suggest getting differing focal lengths so you can get creative and make use of your money.
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post

Some things to note:
-There is absolutely no point in getting both the 18-135mm and 18-55mm. They're both general use zooms with one having a longer reach than the other. Buying both is simply a waste of money, period.
-Just in case you don't already know: Lens hoods are specific to the lens. So there's a lens hood model made for the 18-135mm and there's one made for the 50mm.
-Personally, I'd look into two cards instead of one. I feel safer with 2x 16GB cards than a single 32GB card. Reason being is if something were to happen in the field (card dies, I lose the card, etc.), not only will I lose all my photos, but I'd have no media to shoot on anymore.
I do know about the lens hood.

Hmm.. 2 cars eh?
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Good choice, although you have 2 lenses that cover the same focal length without offering anything more than versatility.
I would suggest getting differing focal lengths so you can get creative and make use of your money.
What do you mean? What lenses?
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What do you mean? What lenses?

What I mentioned earlier: The 18-55mm and the 18-135mm. There is no point in buying both.
post #44 of 47
Yeah I'd suggest either a 18-55 and a 50mm prime or maybe a 70-200 something like that but I suggest you just get whatever kit lens you get with the 60d and upgrade as you need to.

50mm you can buy off the bat because it's so cheap although it becomes 80mm on the crop bodies (1.6x)
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I refreshed and it showed page 7 blank..

So i need a prime and a zoom?
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You don't necessarily need both, but most people have both for different situations. Zooms are more versatile since you can change focal length without changing lenses. Some zooms also have Image Stabilization, whereas with primes you don't get IS until you get into the long telephoto/super telephoto range. Primes generally have better image quality, and have wider apertures, meaning they're better for low light conditions and subject isolation. However, you're stuck at a single focal length, so that can be very restrictive depending on the conditions.
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