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allahkaram
08-05-2010, 10:07 PM
I'm buying a t2i. Ive $400 to spend on accessories.
What I've:
lens:
nikon ais 85mm 1.8
canon 18-55 3.5-5.6
canon70-300 3.5-5.6
nikon Ai 80-200 4
polarizer

image stabilizers:
tripod
lcdvf
shoulder mount

in this budget I wanna get something I can use for shooTing weddings.

Any help will be appreciated

Hawk Teflon
08-05-2010, 10:16 PM
It says "What I've:" Is that "What I've got:" or "What I've been looking at:"?

allahkaram
08-05-2010, 11:46 PM
It says "What I've:" Is that "What I've got:" or "What I've been looking at:"?
That's what I've got

aituv
08-06-2010, 12:19 AM
if you wanna get something that you'll be using to shoot weddings, first you have to take into account that you'll be dealing with a lot of low light situations, and the lenses you've got...well the 85 is okay, others are eh. 2.8 and under, 1.2 if you can afford it.

Hawk Teflon
08-06-2010, 08:06 AM
I agree. You're going to want something that will cover a wider angle at a lower aperture. I would suggest 1.8 and under.

allahkaram
08-06-2010, 12:14 PM
I agree. You're going to want something that will cover a wider angle at a lower aperture. I would suggest 1.8 and under.

What lenses would you guys recommend?

aituv
08-06-2010, 12:25 PM
anything from canon L series glass....85mm 1.2 is a beauty for close up or 135mm 2.0, 24mm 1.4, if budget is a problem you can buy third party, sigma 30mm 1.4 is excellent for the money, notice im recommending lots of primes...for video = beauty. if you can fit a 50 in there, that will help canon 50mm 1.8 is only $99, of course 1.4 or 1.2 is better// oh and tokina 11-16mm 2.8 probably the best wide out there for the money

allahkaram
08-06-2010, 12:37 PM
anything from canon L series glass....85mm 1.2 is a beauty for close up or 135mm 2.0, 24mm 1.4, if budget is a problem you can buy third party, sigma 30mm 1.4 is excellent for the money, notice im recommending lots of primes...for video = beauty. if you can fit a 50 in there, that will help canon 50mm 1.8 is only $99, of course 1.4 or 1.2 is better// oh and tokina 11-16mm 2.8 probably the best wide out there for the money

Where can I find the cheapest tokina 11-16 or something similar but cheaper...???

aituv
08-06-2010, 12:39 PM
you can look around for a used one, craigslist etc...make sure youre buying a canon mount they go out of stock real fast whenever they're in, there is a very big demand for them...and I dont think there's anything cheaper...its already extremely cheap as it is for that wide.

twocik23
08-06-2010, 12:55 PM
Canon L series are amazing and have heard good things about the Zeiss lenses too. I'd recommend these below and are a little expensive, but will last a long time if you take care of them. The auto focus on these lenses/cameras aren't very reliable and a bit slow. I prefer manual, but I'm a bit old school I guess.

You can find cheaper lenses out there, but these are what I recommend.



http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/423691-USA/Canon_1056B002AA_EF_85mm_f_1_2L_II.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/457680-USA/Canon_1257B002AA_Normal_EF_50mm_f_1_2L.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/162614-USA/Canon_2512A002_Wide_Angle_EF_35mm.html


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=zeiss+canon+lenses&N=0&InitialSearch=yes

allahkaram
08-06-2010, 01:08 PM
Canon L series are amazing and have heard good things about the Zeiss lenses too. I'd recommend these below and are a little expensive, but will last a long time if you take care of them. The auto focus on these lenses/cameras aren't very reliable and a bit slow. I prefer manual, but I'm a bit old school I guess.

You can find cheaper lenses out there, but these are what I recommend.



http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/423691-USA/Canon_1056B002AA_EF_85mm_f_1_2L_II.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/457680-USA/Canon_1257B002AA_Normal_EF_50mm_f_1_2L.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/162614-USA/Canon_2512A002_Wide_Angle_EF_35mm.html


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=zeiss+canon+lenses&N=0&InitialSearch=yes

Thank you.

Hawk Teflon
08-06-2010, 01:32 PM
Those lenses are WAY above the $400 limit he was looking at.

1.) Canon 1.8 50mm - $100
2.) Canon 2.0 35mm - $230
3.) Canon 2.0 100mm - $390
4.) Canon 1.4 50mm - $320

Yes, they're primes, but they fit your budget. AND you can get the 1 and 2 together.

allahkaram
08-06-2010, 01:39 PM
Those lenses are WAY above the $400 limit he was looking at.

1.) Canon 1.8 50mm - $100
2.) Canon 2.0 35mm - $230
3.) Canon 2.0 100mm - $390
4.) Canon 1.4 50mm - $320

Yes, they're primes, but they fit your budget. AND you can get the 1 and 2 together.

Thanks man.

Humanoid Typhoon
08-06-2010, 11:49 PM
If you'd like to improve your imagery, I'd say spend the money on some pro lights with stands. For your $400, you can have 2 prolights + stands with barn doors and bulbs and if you learn how to light properly, you'll get more mileage out of the lenses you are using now.

If you really want to get a new lens, I'd suggest :

1) Sigma 30 1.4

or

2) Rokinon 85 1.4

You can find the sigma used for about $400 and the Rokinon new for around $300-$400. The sigma retains autofocus capabilities should you decide on shooting photo for fun while the rokinon is full manual focus, yet still has auto aperture if I'm not mistaken.

Cheers.