Question about Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

2 Answers

Lens I am looking for a new lens for my digital rebel. I am looking for an all-purpose lens, with a far zoom and a decent wide angle as well. Can someone suggest the best all-purpose, reasonably priced lens for my camera? Thanks.

Posted by Michael Geller on

Ad

2 Answers

kevinwright3

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Canon and Sigma both make 18-200mm lenses which are very practical and decent quality. The Sigma is cheaper. There is not a lot of difference in Image quality.

Posted on May 23, 2012

Ad

O-Ring

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Have you ever heard the expression "Good, Fast, Cheap ...pick any two" ? Well, it's that situation. The kit lens is cheap, and it has a good zoom range (including wide-angle) but it's not very high quality. The best lens for you is probably the 17-55 EF-S -but it is $1000. It is a great lens, and it's efficient and light sensitive, along with image stabilization. Without knowing your budget, I would also recommend the 28-135 EF IS, but it doesn't cover the wide angle range. That one is $400. There's also the 17-85mm, which also has Image Stabization. That one is about $500.

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Someone asked me to take photos with my Nikon D90. I have the 18-105mm lens that I got with it. Is this able to take 'wide angle' photos?? I know there are special lenses made specifically for wide...


The 18-105mm lens at the 18mm end of the zoom range is a pretty fair wide-angle lens. Look through the viewfinder and turn the zoom ring (the big wide ring at the front of the lens) one way and then the other. The 105mm end is the view that looks like you're using binoculars, the 18mm end is the view that looks like you're using binoculars backward.

Oct 28, 2010 | Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm...

4 Answers

Want to buy pentax m40 camera


I would suggest to buy Nikon Coolpix S80 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 3.5-Inch OLED Touchscreen and 5x Wide-Angle Zoom Nikkor ED Lens.I have used this camera and it performs really well. http://hubpages.com/hub/Nikon-Coolpix-S80-141-MP-Digital-Camera

Jun 29, 2010 | Pentax Optio M40 8MP Digital Camera with...

1 Answer

How to zoom in using Canon EOS Rebel XS?


Zooming is done from the lens on a DSLR, assuming you have a zoom lens on the camera. For example, if your camera came with the 18-55mm lens, you should see the numbers 18, 24, 35 and 55 on the lens barrel with a white index line next to one of the numbers. Turn the barrel to move a different number next to the index line. 18mm is wide angle, 55mm is 'zoomed in'.

Mar 12, 2010 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS...

1 Answer

I am having trouble photographing birds. Do I use the telephoto lens or the wide angle lens? I also have a macro lens for my Canon EOS 400D SLR Also what settings do I take them at. I have a tripod but the...


Use the telephoto lens.. wide angle will tend to distort the image and provide too much detail( distraction) around the object of interest. Bird pictures become more interesting when they are mainly of the bird. So when you look through the lens, zoom up to the bird to the point where you have it nicely framed with none of its parts outside of the frame.
Capture the whole image.

Wide angle lens is mainly used for scenery or where you want to take a group photo or panorama.

Please rate my help++++Thanks for using FIXYA

Nov 29, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

1 Answer

How to attach wide angle lens to telephoto


I don't understand your question...a wide angle and a telephoto are two different lenses.

Nov 12, 2009 | Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP Digital SLR...

1 Answer

Quantaray lenses


I bet they are not AF lenses. There are adapters that add the AF contacts to "fool" the camera but increase the zoom. You can get used lenses from many "on line" camera stores with warranties for a few months.

Jul 08, 2009 | Cameras

1 Answer

Optical zoom


Hey needacamera,
The range of an optical zoom lens refers to how wide angle to telephoto the lens covers. An example of a 6x optical zoom would be an 18mm-108mm lens, which covers wide angle to telephoto. An example of a 3x zoom lens would be an 18mm-54mm lens, which would provide a capability of capturing images from wide angle to normal views. To calculate the x factor of an optical zoom you would divide the largest number by the smallest number on your zoom. I hope this helps!

Sincerely,
Allan
Go Ahead. Use Us.

May 31, 2008 | Cameras

1 Answer

Stabilizer


the lens you really need to own with the xt is the ultrasonic series which are the stabilized lenses-these lens run from 500-600 and up-not cheap. If your doing handheld telephoto w/no tripod can really make a difference-more important to spend this extra money on a lens from 75 mm and up as a wide angle or portrait lens really isn't as critical-stock lens on xt is a cheap quality lens-upgrade to a 75-300 image stabilized lens and you'll cover almost all your bases except wide angle which i would get a 10-22-good luck

May 29, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

1 Answer

Wide angle adapter lens


The wide angle aspect of video lenses seems to have been overlooked (perhaps disregarded) by the camera makers. Most rave on about how many times optical and digital ZOOM they have, forgetting entirely that the wide angle end is just as valuable. A trip through the speccies of most new cameras reveal the widest setting to be around 40 degrees - the same as the unaided eye. For those familiar with 35mm stills terminology, about a 50mm equivalent. Yet there are soooooooo many things that can be done with a decent (or half decent) wide angle. It would be fantastic if they could give us (in 35mm terms) something like a 28 to 200 which was a standard purchase, or as Canon did ten years ago, a 35 to 300mm zoom. Until then, I guess we will just have to shop around for wide angle converters. I use a Sony (made by Carl Zeiss) one for my Sony DV handicam. It cost about $120 and is worth its weight in gold. I use this more than the "normal" lens, and get some stunning results. The mount thread is 39mm, and gives me a 28mm equivalent. When I was growing up with 35mm, I bought some fisheye converters, and they really were cheap and nasty.. proving that you gets what you pays for. The only caveat with a W/A converter is to be very careful of stray light and dust on the lens, as the depth of field will go from the lens surface to infinity in sunlight, and any dirt will 'flare'. Have a check of the various ads in the mag and manufacturer websites for the converters. Oh and treat them like they are made of eggshell, as the multi coating on the lenses is very delicate.

Sep 15, 2005 | Panasonic NV-GS200 Mini DV Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens Logo

115 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Cameras Experts

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

2281 Answers

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Poul Brinchs Larsen

Level 2 Expert

159 Answers

Are you a Canon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...