Help and advice required !
Ok, first up ill say sorry now for the poor spelling.
I have just baught a Canon 450D from ebay, I went for the 450D as aposed to the 1000D for the extra points on the Auto focus, hope i did the correct thing!. The camera will mainly be used for work, there for taking photos of houses and the interiors for publication on my website and i will allways uses a tripod. Now the camera comes with this lens 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. Is this good for what i need ? I want wide angle dont i ? (oh by the way i am new !) If not could you recomend a good lens for what i need ? (my current point and shoot says equivrlent of a 25mm wide angle) please keep in mind i will always be in Auto Focus and on a tripod.
Second one would be i like a lens for general purpous like photos of sports (motor raceing mainly) and famly purpouses eg holidays etc, what do you recomend ?
Well, I'm assuming you'll be around the £200 budget, give or take about £100?
For interiors the kit lens should be fine, 18mm is around wide enough to capture entire rooms, although if you require greater optical quality, for £230 you can pick up a 28mm 2.8, this has a few main advantages - primes 99% of the time are sharper and have less faults such as chromatic abberations than kit lenses; they are very light, taking up hardly any room at all; and you might be able to ditch the tripod due to the much brighter f/2.8 aperture.
For motorsports - you will require a telephoto lens, for £250 you are looking at the canon 70-300 IS USM, which should do the job nicely
If you have a nice big budget, you could get the canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM for interiors, and the 100-400MM L IS USM, or sigma 50-500mm 'bigma' for motorsports, all for a 'mere' £3000 lol :P