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Indoor photography I have a canon rebel xti. I am trying to figure out which lens is best for indoor photography. Any suggestions?

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Re: Indoor photography

If you're on a budget, the 50mm f/1.8 II is a great deal, $100ish, f/1.8 is great for low light.

If you have a bit more cash, the 50mm f/1.4 has better build quality (the 1.8 is all plastic) and much better autofocusing (its USM so its fast and quiet, as well as more reliable) and its also slightly sharper.

If you want a zoom, from canon theres the 17-55 f/2.8, which has image stabilizer and USM focusing.
Also, the 24-70mm f/2.8L, which has USM, and since its an L lens, fantastic optical quality. However, it will run you over a thousand most likely.

From sigma, theres several zoom options, the 28-70mm F2.8 EX DG, 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO, and 24-60mm F2.8 EX DG. All under $800 or so.

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