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Ok, so i'm an avid photographer, and I'm getting heavily into it. I currently shoot with a Canon Rebel XT and the following lenses:

Canon 18-55mm (Kit Lens)
Canon 100mm USM
Canon 75-300mm Telephoto

In about 2 months I'll be heading back to the beach again and I want to have a full arsenal of lenses so I can cover everything I want to. I know I have a decent amount of lenses already but I was wondering if anyone knows of any lenses I should add to my collection. I was considering the possibility of a wide angle lens. I mainly do outdoor work with landscapes or wildlife.

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Well I'm not a big fan of the kit lens so I second your possible choice of a nice wide-angle prime. That coupled with the 100 has you nicely covered at that end of the range seeing you already have 70-300mm.
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yeah, the kit was nice to start out with but now that i've realized that it really isn't that great of a lens, it would be nice to find a replacement for it.

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I'm looking to not go too far over a $500 price range if it comes that high.

I know this Lens is suppossed to be an amazing lens. I just don't know if I can justify shelling out $630 right now.

The Sigma 10-22mm seems like a reasonable wide angle Lens. $450 isn't too bad and it looks like it's gotten pretty good reviews.

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I know there's a few sigma fans about but the Canon 17-40 is a pretty good lens and it's an L series. F4 across the range too. If your doing landscapes/architecture you'll be on a tripod so that's fast enough. If I was deciding between the two I would hold off, save up the dollars and buy the Canon. Just be warned once you go L you'll never go back...
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hmm, yeah, the 17-40 is awful tempting. I may end up getting it. The L-Series lenses look really nice and I was looking for a lens to get the best quality and for a lot of the landscape shots I do a 17-40 would be nice. I probably will save up for it.

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From what I've read on websites, a 50mm f/1.8, or "nifty fifty" is a great and cheap addition to replace the kit lense. Have you checked out www.pohotography-on-the.net. Good forum with lots of good people and information. It's the same format as M-F so it's easy to navigate too!
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Yeah the nifty-fifty is almost compulsory. I like primes so my 50mm and 100mm are pretty much all I use. I am looking at a nice wide-angle prime and that should be enough for me. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...1&modelid=7304
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Ok, so i'm an avid photographer, and I'm getting heavily into it. I currently shoot with a Canon Rebel XT and the following lenses:

Canon 18-55mm (Kit Lens)
Canon 100mm USM
Canon 75-300mm Telephoto

In about 2 months I'll be heading back to the beach again and I want to have a full arsenal of lenses so I can cover everything I want to. I know I have a decent amount of lenses already but I was wondering if anyone knows of any lenses I should add to my collection. I was considering the possibility of a wide angle lens. I mainly do outdoor work with landscapes or wildlife.
Never buy the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM. Augh!
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I don't know, when i first got into photography my dad already had a rebel and a few lenses and he had the 75-300mm and said it was a good lens and suggested I get it for my telephoto. So at the time I didn't know too much about it. I have noticed a lot of the complaints about it though and I rarely ever shoot with it. That 35mm is nice but way out of my price range for now.

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I got the 70-300 IS a bit later on and it's decent. Costs a bit more but you can at least look at your photos at 100% without wincing too much. In dSLR, you get what you pay for, so the saying goes.
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ok, now i'm looking either at the

Canon 17-40L Ultra Wide Angle or 70-200 f/4L USM Telephoto

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IMO the best place to find out which lens is worth buying is at FredMiranda reviews. They'll tell it like it really is.

OMG! Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L! An L series lens! You really can't go wrong with one of those for optics. It really isn't in the same class as the 75-300mm that you mentioned at the start of this thread (like worlds apart!). And it's heads above what I got to replace that dinky lens... I wish I could afford an L series lens. *Drool*
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ok, now i'm looking either at the

Canon 17-40L Ultra Wide Angle or 70-200 f/4L USM Telephoto

70-200mm f4 is the best value for money L series imo.
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