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im sure its not bad for 100 bucks. but im also sure its one of the first lenses to get replaced. i have never used the canon kit lens (i am lucky and have only used the canon 17-50 and 24-70L as a normal) but i have a feeling its probably not contrasty enough or isnt fast enough once you start to get creative.

i dumped my sony kit lens in about a week for a 50/1.4. then a month later picked up the 24-70 zeiss....but i got bit by the camera bug bad.....
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My T2i body just came
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My T2i body just came

Sweet, what lenses did you pick up?
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Sweet, what lenses did you pick up?
Non yet :|, I'm REALLY regretting not getting the kit. First i hear that the kit lens is crap now im hearing thats its actually pretty good.

RAGEEEEEE

I think I'll get the 50mm 1.8 for now... or does anyone have any better suggestion? I really dont want to spend more then $200
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Non yet :|, I'm REALLY regretting not getting the kit. First i hear that the kit lens is crap now im hearing thats its actually pretty good.

RAGEEEEEE

I think I'll get the 50mm 1.8 for now... or does anyone have any better suggestion? I really dont want to spend more then $200
Kit lenses is an awesome starter lens! It may not be good compared to other more expensive options out there, but it is a great all around lens. It does relatively good macro shots, and has zoom. Oh, the IS really helps when shooting video

The 50mm f/1.8 is an AWESOME lens. My only gripe about it is that things are very zoomed up so you will not get a wide angle
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Non yet :|, I'm REALLY regretting not getting the kit. First i hear that the kit lens is crap now im hearing thats its actually pretty good.

RAGEEEEEE

I think I'll get the 50mm 1.8 for now... or does anyone have any better suggestion? I really dont want to spend more then $200
Well, if it were 4 years or more ago, that would be a correct assessment, as the earlier non-IS version of the EF-S 18-55 (which came with the XTi an earlier) was in fact a steaming pile of feces.

It was so bad, that Canon released the current version. It's still a kit lens with the usual cheapness of construction, slow AF speed, etc. but it's a sharp lens and worth starting out with.

For $200, there are few options, namely the 50/1.8, 18-55IS, or 55-250 IS. beyond that, there's a price gap until the $300-400 range.

I say go ahead and get the 50/1.8 or the 18-55, both are about $100. Decide if you want wide aperture low-light shooting of the prime or the wide angle and convenience of the zoom lens, or both. Then you can start saving for your first decent lens, like the 17-55/2.8, a 70-200, etc. By that time, you'll have a better idea of what you typically shoot and what lens will serve that well.
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Well, if it were 4 years or more ago, that would be a correct assessment, as the earlier non-IS version of the EF-S 18-55 (which came with the XTi an earlier) was in fact a steaming pile of feces.

It was so bad, that Canon released the current version. It's still a kit lens with the usual cheapness of construction, slow AF speed, etc. but it's a sharp lens and worth starting out with.

For $200, there are few options, namely the 50/1.8, 18-55IS, or 55-250 IS. beyond that, there's a price gap until the $300-400 range.

I say go ahead and get the 50/1.8 or the 18-55, both are about $100. Decide if you want wide aperture low-light shooting of the prime or the wide angle and convenience of the zoom lens, or both. Then you can start saving for your first decent lens, like the 17-55/2.8, a 70-200, etc. By that time, you'll have a better idea of what you typically shoot and what lens will serve that well.
I have already bought both the 50 1.8 and the 18-55. Originally I could have bought just the 17-55 alone for roughly $100 more but I chose to get two separate lens for now. The 55-250 was another worthy candidate for me but the high minimum focal distance was what stopped me. And plus, because I got two cheaper lenses, I was able to also buy a Kenko extension tube set for macro shots.
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