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A new Member of a Photography Forum : What Lens do I need to buy ?

Jan 13, 2008 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Digital Photography

Digital Photographer Yes the subject is right, I am the newest member of Digital Photographer Philippines, I found this site in my search for Digital Photography Information. I have bought my EOS 400 D about 10 Months ago but I may say that my ability in Photography is still in basic stage. Maybe I did not put much effort in understanding the art of Photography yet.

I also believed that Photography is synonymous to blogging. Most of the A List Blogs are involved in photography.

I am studying on what lens to buy. Since as of to date the only lens that I got is the standard kits with 18-55 mm lens, that goes with my SLR Camera during purchase.

I was thinking of buying Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Interchangeable Lens or Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II,Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens

Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Interchangeable Lens Specifications

  • Focal length 70-300mm
  • Aperture f/4-5.6
  • Angle of view 34.3-8.2°
  • Filter size / type 58mm
  • Construction Elements/groups 14 elements in 10 groups
  • Focusing type Rotating & extending
  • Closest focus 1.5m (0.95m in Macro mode 1:2)
  • Weight 0.55kg
  • Dimensions (Dia x length) 76.6x122mm
  • Mounts available Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax
  • Tripod bush No

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture – 50mm 1:1.8
  • Lens Construction – 6 elements in 5 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View – 46°
  • Focus Adjustment – Overall linear extension system with Micromotor
  • Closest Focusing Distance – 0.45m / 1.5 ft.
  • Filter Size – 52mm
  • Max. Diameter x Length, Weight – 2.7″ x 1.6″, 4.6 oz. / 68.2 x 41.0mm, 130g

So to those of you that has a deep knowledge about SLR Cameras may I know your opinion about this matter.

I have some information  , in which I am still studying to make the final decision. I need to buy the lens before my vacation if my budget permits it 🙂 and share some good photos to my readers and friends.BTW you can find some of my latest pictures at my other site.

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