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b0mb3r
I have a canon T1i, with the standard 18-55 lens. I am looking for something for a little bit more zoom and sharper pictures.

Currently, I am looking at this:
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/pro...55_f_2_8_is_usm

I am by no means know what I am doing, just trying to learn...

thanks,
DonJuanMair
a bit more zoom? its the same focal length. I have heard a lot of good things about that lens though. I considered it when i had my xsi. But decided to go for lenses that will work with full frame cameras instead.

What do you usually shoot?
b0mb3r
just looking for a good all-around lens... someone said that the aperture on it is not big enough, so it has a hard time unless the light is perfect...?
DonJuanMair
well it all depends on what you shoot...........
b0mb3r
you know the usual amateur stuff... cats, dogs, flowers, buildings... etc.

after further research i think sigma 17-70 lens might be a better fit as it is faster...and the reviews seem to be pretty good:
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/17-70mm-f28...ro-os-hsm-sigma
Jacob Photo
I HIGHLY suggest getting the 50mm f1.8 as your first lens beyond the "kit" lens.
b0mb3r
Can you please elaborate? is it the canon one? I am new to this stuff so I do not know what I am talking about most of the time :-)
Jacob Photo
yes, canon 50mm f1.8.

It has a nice low aperture, is very sharp for the money, and is a great lens to teach framing.
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