My daughter (with a nudge or two from me
) is doing photography in year 12 and I have been looking for a suitable second hand camera and lens for her to start with.
I found and bought (will pick it up tonight) a canon 450d with the 18-55 3.5-5.6 IS 2 lens for $270
I,m assuming this kit lens is a great starting point for her
Should I get out my better 17-85 IS USM 3.5-5.6 lens with a stuffed aperture cable and get it fixed ($250 - $300) as it is a little longer in the zoom but a little heavier on the camera.
Or should I pick her up a second hand
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS or EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS,
as I can get one second hand for probably less than the repair job on the 17-85
My thoughts in regard to the "EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS or EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS" is that it may negate the need for a second lens to be lugged around and maybe lost or damaged after a lens change is made and using one lens to start with might also keep the sensor a bit more dust free.
any thoughts or other ideas greatly appreciated
I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.