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    Hi,

    I've just bought a Canon 40D & am looking for some kit to buy for it; Lenses & Flash.
    Suggestions already include the follows:

    Canon - Nifty Fifty
    Canon - 18-55mm
    Tamron - 17-50mm 2.8
    Canon - 55-250 IS

    Canon 430 EX II Speedlite
    Canon Battery Grip BG-E2N

    What do we think?
    What would you recommend?

    Thanks,

    WTP
    Last edited by WannaTakePix; 18-07-12 at 12:55 AM. Reason: Canon

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    hi wanna

    you might need a tripod,monopod & as for other lens what do you intend to take pictures of
    there is all ways a 70 - 200mm or a 70 - 300mm lens to look at or you could just buy the sigma 50 - 500mm that got you covered 10x zoom lens

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    first question is what do you shoot that will determine what type of lenses you need

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    Hi,

    Thanks for taking the time to reply & apologies for my lack of information.

    I would like to have dabble in everything really, hence my initial choices;
    - Portrait (Kids & Family)
    - Landscapes & Nature
    - Sports (Football)

    Thanks again,

    WTP

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    hi you dont say what your budget is but for a start i would look at something like a sigma 17-70os its a good alround lens that can used for landscape and portraits the 55-250is isnt a bad lens and hould be ok for outdoor work

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    500 tops, less is better for all three, that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaTakePix View Post
    500 tops, less is better for all three, that is.
    Can you get a 18-55 IS 2 and 55-250mm IS 2 for that? Google seems to suggest you may only need half that budget for the lenses.

    The Canon 17-85mm was the kit lens for the 40D....it'll cost about as much as the above two lenses and probably won't be as good for football as having a tele-zoom.

    You could save the rest of the money for something you identify a need for yourself....perhaps a nice bag to carry it all around in?

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