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Old 18-08-2011, 17:07   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

I am based in Rugby, UK and have just started taking photography more seriously. I have only ever used a point and shoot

I have purchased a canon 550d body only and am still in the process of lens choice. I will get a 50mm f/1.8 to get me started on learning the basics.

My biggest dilemma is regarding my choice for first general zoom lens 18-200mm ish - budget under 200. Can anyone recommend some good options?

I know that my currents budget for the zoom lens is prohibitive, but surely there must be reasonable lenses out there for a beginner like myself who's interested in good value / average lens?

I have my eye on a sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DC
What do you think of this lens ? (179.00 new from warehouse express)

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Welcome to Pixalo Greenjar

With a limited budget this lens is a good option, but don't forget that you can get good used kit as people upgrade or sell little used kit.

The Tamron 18-270 mkI would stretch you budget a bit, but it has a longer range and has stabilization, which might be useful if you are a beginner

Warehouse Express were selling these at 299 recently (Presumably due to the new mkII version coming out) but now seem to be out of stock.

http://www.pixalo.com/community/supp...tml#post331309

The canon 50mm f1.8 is a very good lens
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