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Which one is important ?


I have canon eos 1000D beginner level dslr and have canon EF-S 18-200mm lens.

And nowadays Im thinking to buy Canon EF series lens 24-70mm f2.8 second version.. but I cant afford a new camera for you it will be ok to buy new lens before buying a new camera.. Im thinking it will ok beacuse I will get the same sharpness with my old camera..

what do you think first camera or good lens?
Canon Eos 1000D, canon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6, flash, umbrella, tripod
Posted: 05/05/2013, 05:45:58 AM
My friend :) 1000D is a not a "bad" camera, but 18-200 (probably) have lots of distortion and CA problems. So, if you buy a new camera and keep using your lens, you won't have a huge quality difference. On the other hand, if you attach a good lens like 24-70, you will be using your camera with full potential and you will have better images.

I think lens comes first. Body should be changed only if you need more megapixels or you have ergonomic problems with the body.
f2.8 - Nikkor 50mm f1.4 - Nikkor 50mm f1.8 - Tamron 90mm f2....
Edited: 05/06/2013, 05:06:41 AM
:) Yeah I think so.. first better lens after that more ergonomic body and more MP ..but first I must reach the level of money for buying that Lens :)

by the way Im following you :) take care..
Canon Eos 1000D, canon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6, flash, umbrella, tripod
Posted: 05/06/2013, 15:05:44 PM
Think of any upgrade as being a way of improving the images you get, if its the lens that is limiting your ability to get better quality then get a better lens, if you need more features on the body then upgrade that. Remember that the L series lens will be top quality and last for many years but a new body will be replaced by a newer one within a year or so. If it was me in your situation then it would be the lens every time.
Posted: 05/07/2013, 01:17:24 AM
Personally, I think 24-70 f2.8 is an overkill for your current camera. To start with, the lens was optimized for a full frame camera, so you will be loosing some of the lens advantages. (Or to put it the other way - you'll pay the extra premium for something you won't be able to use on a crop camera.) Also, the 24-70mm focal range is not the most optimal for a crop camera; the "standard zooms" for a crop are in the range 17-5x mm.

So my advice would be to consider buying the lens only if you are planning to upgrade to a full frame camera (something like 6D) fairly soon. If not, your money will be better spent elsewhere. E.g., from what I've seen the crop lens Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS produces better image quality on a crop than 24-70 (or at the very least comparable), and costs much less, and has more convenient focal range. Sigma 17-50 f2,8 OS is 95% as good, and much cheaper still.
10-20mm f4-5.6, home photo studio...
Posted: 05/10/2013, 10:52:53 AM