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  • #49709

    garyjay
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    Hi Guys
    I’ve just upgraded to a Canon 600d and wondered if someone could give me a straight forward answer about which lens to choose for film, without all the indepth technical stuff. (Cheaper the better, because i’m still learning).

    I’m after makes/models that will fit the Canon 600d with links if possible.

    Cheers in advance

  • #203435

    Rob
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  • #203436

    garyjay
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    Holy God, thisvideo lark is an expensive hobby isn’t lol. Some of these lenses cost more than my camera did..

    However, I’m in for the long hall so cheers Robits much appreciated buddy

  • #203437

    Rob
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    Lenses will last a long time if you take care of them. And you have to be pretty negligent to trash a lens, in my opinion, hahah. So buying a decent lens now really is worth the investment, even if you are still learning.

    If you want to look for more affordable lenses, any EF lens will work with your camera. If you only want one lens to deal with, a zoom lens will give you the most flexibility

  • #203438

    Charles
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    I would suggest the fastest lens you can afford so you can get decent depth of field shots. Fast meaning 1.5 f stop but keep it as low as possible or you will not be able to blur the background as much as you would like to once you start figuring things out. Trust me, you will kick yourself in the butt if you go the cheap route and find out you will wind up having to purchase it anyway.

  • #203439

    Charles
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    I would also recommend starting with not going with a zoom and stay with one single lens until you get the jest of what you are doing. Personally, I am very fond of the 100mm lens as it is great for portraiture photography as well. Spend wisely my friend.

  • #203440

    garyjay
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    Cheers guys for the swift answers and very informative.

    One more question though. As I stated in a previous post I have just upgraded from a Canon XL1.

    So, I don’t suppose by any remote chance that an XL1 lens will fit a Canon 600d and give good results or is the technology gap just to far?

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