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Posted: Mon, 2nd Jan 2012, 12:50am

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Poseidon1231

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I was wondering if this was a good lens?

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=28-90mm+lens+canon&gs_upl=13498l13961l1l16834l2l2l0l0l0l0l111l221l0.2l2l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1440&bih=807&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=11375866340076967853&sa=X&ei=E_8AT6y3BYyhtweKx9GRDw&ved=0CHIQ8wIwAw

Please if anyone has any information it would be really helpful, thanks.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jan 2012, 5:15pm

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Axeman

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Any Canon lens is going to be decent, but more info about what camera you want to use it on, and what application you intend to put it to would be helpful.

The telephoto side of that zoom is the right range for portraits, but the lens is a bit slow for portraiture. The wide angle side doesn't offer any wide angle if you are using it on a crop sensor camera.

When put on a 35mm camera (which this lens was designed for), this is the equivalent of the 18-55mm kit lens that comes with the Canon crop-sensor DSLR's. Its the same lens for a different camera, though its slightly slower, being a f/4.0 rather than a f/3.5.

Depending what you want to use the lens for, and what lenses you already have, I'm sure there are some more modern Canon lenses that fall in the same price range that offer better value.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Feb 2012, 7:24am

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karlaa

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hi there, can you guys tell me which kind of lens should i use for a wedding event.. i mean i have some outdoor wedding ideas but still have not ofund the proper lens for my canon
Posted: Wed, 22nd Feb 2012, 4:48pm

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If I was going to pick a single ense to use, I'd go with the 24-70 f2.8. It will depend somewhat on whether you are using a full-frame or crop sensor though. And you're probably better off having a couple of lenses with you, so you could have some extra zoom length available if necessary.

Also, if looking for advice on wedding shooting gear, whether lenses or whatever, I'd highly recommend the courses over at www.creativelive.com .

They recently had a course with Zack & Jody Gray that was fantastic, and is quite affordable to download: http://www.creativelive.com/courses/wedding-workshop-zach-and-jody-gray

They also have some courses scheduled for the future on wedding photography, and all their courses are completely free to watch while they happen live.
Posted: Sun, 4th Mar 2012, 12:46pm

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Elena Iuliana

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Hey everyone! I am new around here and I am looking forward to finding as many useful tips as it's possible about photography and movies.

wedding photography