Photography forum: Lens recomendations

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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 29, 2016 8:44 AM CST
I am in the market for a new lens for my Canon 550d. Right now I have a Tamron 18-270 telephoto that has been heavily used. Looking to replace it with ???

I also have a canon 100mm macro that I love and a Sigma 50-500 telephoto that I hardly use due to the weight.

I want something I can use every day for grandkids, flowers, landscapes and some wildlife...not sure if I want to do telephoto again...looking to spend no more than $1,000.

Any opinions appreciated nodding
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Sep 29, 2016 8:53 AM CST
I am not a fan of super zooms like your 18-270. Asking for one lens that will do grandkids, flowers, scenery and wildlife is asking too much. Super zoom again. My favorite all 'round versatile lens for your camera is the Tamron 17-50/2.8 (non-VC version.) new $500. but get a used one instead about $220-$260. KEH.com or eBay for used. I own one. Have had over 8 of my photo students get a used one and they are very happy. Gene
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 29, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Thanks Gene I will add that to my search list...
If I'm just doing specific flowers and bugs I mostly use my macro...good for some portraits with the kids. I know I'm asking a lot for an all in one Whistling
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Sep 29, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Since you have a good 100, 17-50 makes sense. Great for travel, scenery, backyard BBQ, even portraits (50mm at 2.8) Gene
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Sep 29, 2016 12:02 PM CST
May I also suggest you look into getting a newer body? Yours is OK but they have added so many "must have" features since it came out. Not to mention better quality pix. Gene
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 29, 2016 12:40 PM CST
Thanks Gene, that is also on the "get" list...recommendations? I will stick with Canon...
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Houseplants Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Butterflies
Hummingbirder Garden Sages
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gasrocks
Sep 29, 2016 1:06 PM CST
Get a Canon factory refurbished T5i. Comes with a 1 year warranty. Inexpensive really. Many new, great features you'll love. Gene

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