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Unread 02-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Good Lenses for Cannon T1i

I got this camera a few years ago and loved it. I only have the factory lens and a 55-250mm lens. This was alright for me until I got better and began noticing little problems with each lens.
What would be a good lens that would help me take better cosplay shots?
Also price range I would love something around $100 but I doubt that would be possible so if possible something at least under $500 as I am a college student and am short on money.

Any help would be wonderful as I have no friends into photography and live in a remote area that has no camera shops besides Best Buy.
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Unread 02-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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I only have the factory lens and a 55-250mm lens. This was alright for me until I got better and began noticing little problems with each lens.
A recommendation would require infomation on what your current lenses lacking or problems that you having with them.

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Also price range I would love something around $100 but I doubt that would be possible so if possible something at least under $500 as I am a college student and am short on money.
Most people would probably recommend the nifty/fifty (50mm f1.8 II) to answer the general question of what to buy next.
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Unread 02-24-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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Well the problems with my lenses are
The 55-250mm requires me to stand very far away for full body shots which becomes an inconvenience, but it takes the best pictures. So I would say it lacks easy convention photos shoot usage.
The factory lens which is an 18-55mm will not focus correctly (auto or manually) it also is making every picture blurry even when I set my camera to auto. I am believing this lens to be broken.

When checking out the one you recommended I noticed some reviews saying the lens has gotten stuck on a few cameras. I am unsure about wanting to buy something that could potentially ruin my camera.

Thank you for your help

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Unread 02-24-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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50mm f/1.8 .... fun lens for portraits at a budget price......
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For your price range and intended use, I would suggest a prime 35 f2.0 or replace the kit 18-55mm lens with a new one. I would check Craigslist.

If the 55mm end of your 55-250mm is too long for full body shots a 50mm isn't going to help.

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50mm f/1.8 .... fun lens for portraits at a budget price......
Ahh, the Canon EF 50 mm (F/1.8) lens ... the one you have to stand 15 to 20 feet away to get full body shots. Hehe.
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