Jump to content

Lens for Canon camera


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 littlewink5

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

Hi,
Im not a photographer, just have a canon 1000D and it came with 18-55mm lens. Well I dont know what happened with it, but I it keeps coming up with error 01 - communication between lense and camera. Tried cleaning it etc just not working.

Now it is a hobby that I find I will eventually start doing, my partner got me a 70-300mm lens for my birthday the other day, and that works fine on the camera. So Im guessing definately lens fault.

So my question is, I obviously need a new lens for everyday shooting, and not sure if I should get the same 18-55mm lens or get something that costs a little more that is better.

Any recommendations?
Thanking you x

#2 Sentient Puddle

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

What is your budget and what do you normally shoot?

#3 littlewink5

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

I dont have a budget, I wont buy brand new either. I have looked at some 18-55mm on gumtree, and they start at $125.00. I have also seen newer model camera's with two lens for around $450 (I think 450D)

Im looking at taking photography up in the near future so wanting something decent

Thanks for the reply original.gif

#4 MammaBee81

Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

I would take it to a camera store and ask them if they have a suggestion. There may be a problem with the connection junction.

An 18-55 mm is a macro lens. Usually you would use that for shooting very small things (eg small bugs) so that you can blow it up in much better detail.

For "everyday shooting" (such as portraits or landscapes), your 70-300 mm should be better as you can get closer to your subject (if you tried to shoot a portrait with an 18-55 mm you would have to stand much further away from your subject than with your zoom lens. This would make it more difficult to light your subject if you are doing flash photography).

Again, it depends on what you want to shoot.

#5 MammaBee81

Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

PS, also make sure that any new or second hand lenses you buy are compatible with your camera body. I know with Nikkon, all the junctions remain the same so you can buy old lenses and they still fit new bodies. Not sure about Canon.

#6 Sentient Puddle

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

The 18-55 isnt a macro lens - it is a general all purpose lens - it is also a very cheap kit lens that can be picked up new (grey) for about $100.  The kit lens is slow and not that sharp and the thing you need to decide is whether you want to upgrade in quality to better glass.  For example the Canon 17-55 2.8 is about $900 (grey) but much better quality.  The Canon 24-70 2.8 would also set you back about $1400. We are talking about serious glass here and there is a lot of options in between such as Tamron and Sigma lenses that have lenses in those focal ranges but are cheaper alternatives, but would still be much better than just replacing the kit lens with another kit lens which is adequate but not what I would call "decent".   As for the the newer model cameras with 2 lenses - again you would just be buying kit lenses.

#7 mummy26

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

Also a 70-300mm isn't a landscape lens, you need something like a 10-22mm for landscape...on a crop sensor

#8 ~BumbleBeeeee~

Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:28 AM

The 450D is an old camera - I'd avoid it if I were you, and get something much newer.

I outgrew the 450D pretty quickly (and I bought it brand new over 6 years ago).



#9 littlewink5

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

Thank you for your suggestions ladies, decisions decisions, haha!

#10 (feral)epg

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:25 AM

QUOTE (MammaBee81 @ 20/12/2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would take it to a camera store and ask them if they have a suggestion. There may be a problem with the connection junction.

An 18-55 mm is a macro lens. Usually you would use that for shooting very small things (eg small bugs) so that you can blow it up in much better detail.

For "everyday shooting" (such as portraits or landscapes), your 70-300 mm should be better as you can get closer to your subject (if you tried to shoot a portrait with an 18-55 mm you would have to stand much further away from your subject than with your zoom lens. This would make it more difficult to light your subject if you are doing flash photography).

Again, it depends on what you want to shoot.


Sorry - I think you have this backwards


#11 melaine

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

QUOTE (~BumbleBeeeee~ @ 21/12/2012, 01:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The 450D is an old camera - I'd avoid it if I were you, and get something much newer.

I outgrew the 450D pretty quickly (and I bought it brand new over 6 years ago).



I'd get something newer as well. But, I still use my 400D and get good shots.

OP - don't get another kit lens. If you look like the focal range of the 18-55 (it's a good all purpose indoor/outdoor lens on a crop sensor like the 1000d or 450/550/50/60D) then look at the tamron 17-50 2.8mm. It's the only lens I have and while I'd love something longer for outdoors (so I could be further from my subject) it's a great lens for portraits and lifestyle photos.



#12 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

tamron 17-50 is a good all purpose lens for a good price.

Also dont discount prime lenses. 50mm 1.8 is a good starting lens or a sigma 30mm.
so many choices... ha ha it never ends lol



#13 littlewink5

Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

Ok, I will just stick with the camera I have and wait until I have done a course (as I said its a hobby I wish to start in the near future) and look at some of these lenses you have suggested. Its purely to replace the lens that does not work anymore however if Im going to buy a new one, Im happy to pay for a good lens, Im pretty sure canon's are universal with their lens?

#14 MammaBee81

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

Wow... you're right, I had it backwards...

I promised I'd never blame my stupidity on baby brain, but this week has been insane with me mixing up elementary things that I really do just know! It's really making me think there is such a thing...

Tuesday I was counting for one of my TaeKwonDo students so they could perform one of the basic Poomse (patterns) at their belt grading and I totally missed the end of the pattern (I've been doing this for 18 years).

Today I was fingerprinting a car and located a fingerprint, but by the time I'd finished the car, do you think I could remember where it was? It took me 10 min to locate it again!

What a retard... I think I need to go offline for a while... sigh.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.

Dressing to not impress: life through the eyes of a three-year-old

When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: ?I don?t want to look beautiful.? And now I've worked out why.

Special nappies made with love for angel babies

Angel Baby Nappies make and provide tiny bereavement cloth nappies for pre-term stillborn babies and premature babies who pass away in the NICU.

Inside the brain of a tantruming toddler

What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what?s the best way to respond?

5 secrets to a long-lasting relationship

When it comes to keeping your relationship strong, it?s what you do - and not what you want - that really matters.

When 'furbabies' meet real babies

I am obsessed with my dogs, and can't imagine loving them any less once my baby arrives. But that doesn't stop everyone from telling me I will.

The least popular baby names of 2013

Looking for a baby name that?s nowhere near the top 10 ? or even the top 1000? Try the bottom five.

'I was so sleep deprived I crashed my car'

There are no laws regulating driving while tired, but statistics show that driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll.

Why are there so few sexy maternity bras?

Rather than feeling ashamed of their post-baby bodies, women should be free to buy lingerie that makes them look attractive and pretty - no matter what stage of life they're in.

Toddler Alliyah one step closer to first trip home

She has lived the first 14 months of her life in a hospital intensive care unit, but Alliyah Broadby's parents hope to finally take their little girl home with them.

'Put people before IVF profits': IVF pioneer Alan Trounson

IVF could be done for hundreds of dollars in Australia instead of $8500 if clinics stopped charging what ''the market will handle'', a pioneer of the technology says.

Expectant parents urged to swap the pub for bub

Nearly one in five women drink while pregnant, but a current campaign is trying to drive down that unhealthy statistic.

Nutella supplies threatened by bad weather

There's bad news for fans of Nutella, the gooey, chocolatey hazelnut spread.

The cost of growing your own vegies

Does it make financial sense to grow your own veggies, or are you better off ordering produce from the local food co-op?

Breastfeeding mums less likely to suffer from PND, but all need support

A new study has shown the a complex relationship between a mother?s intention to breastfeed, her ability to do so, and postnatal depression.

The #loveyourlines Instagram account taking on body issues

A new Instagram account, LoveYourLines, has put the call out for to change the way we view stretch marks.

Mum gets diploma 51 years after being thrown out of school over pregnancy

Sandra Lantz was about six months pregnant and four months from graduation when she was forced to leave high school. Now, more than half a century later, she has finally graduated.

The lowdown on male midwives

How would you feel about having a male midwife assist your baby's birth? For a growing number of mums, the idea is a reality - and the experts all agree that it's something that should be encouraged.

Bomb threat at daycare centre

Worried parents took to social media yesterday after their children's daycare was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Unusual celebrity baby names

Celebrities love to use their imaginations when it comes to naming their kids! Here's a gallery of some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

5 fears I've overcome since becoming a mum

Motherhood has a way of putting any phobias you had pre-parenthood into perspective: you either realise they?re a pointless waste of energy or they simply vanish in a sleep-deprived haze.

Mums review the Dymples range from Big W

The Big W Dymples range offers parents a vast selection of quality products to keep their little ones happy and healthy. We asked the Real Mums Test Drive team to review some items - here's what they said.

Recall: Another cot deemed unsafe

Parents are being warned to check their baby's cot is not one of those which have been recalled in recent weeks due to safety concerns.

The truth about breastfeeding and weightloss

Celebrities often state that their post-baby weight loss is down to breastfeeding, and breastfeeding alone. But that's not the reality for all women.

10 weird things little kids do

Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. It's usually nothing to worry about, but every now and again you might find yourself scratching your head and asking, ?Really? Is that really a thing??

The app that helps detect signs of autism

Parents can assess their children's progress at critical developmental stages, thanks to this new app.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

She went to a doctor complaining of stomach pains, then had an unexpected operation to remove a decades-old fetus.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.