Let's face it, fellow shutterbugs; a photographer can never have enough good glass. For those of us on a budget, however, high-end lenses are often far out of reach. There are ways to get top-quality lenses in your bag without spending quite so much, though, and the keys are: 1) knowing what you want and 2) having the right source. You have to determine the answers to the first of those yourself. We're going to get you pointed in the right direction on the second in this article.
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Talk about reach! Whether you're looking to capture wildlife or the moon, this lens has got the power to get you there. What's more, if you're currently shooting with Canon's 70-200mm or 75-300mm kit lens, this is your opportunity to see the difference an L-Series lens can make. As of this writing, there are 5 available, all for less than $900. Take a closer look here.
Here's one for the Nikon shooters, with that same reach and the added bonus of an aperture control ring that's awesome for changing the depth of field while you're recording movies. That feature also means you can use it on your older Nikon SLR. The aperture is controllable via your DSLR, of course, by locking the ring at the minimum setting. Choose one of four currently available for around $500. Make your selection here.
It's light, it's fast and it covers a nice range for landscape or street photography. It's also an L-Series lens, so you can expect high-quality images. There's no image stabilization, but with the wide maximum aperture, all you should need is proper camera handing. There are only two available right now, so you'll need to act quickly. Choose yours here.
If you're up to speed on Canon's lens designations, you'll know that this great walk-around lens is only for their APS-C sensor cameras. You'll also notice that it's not an L-Series, “pro” lens. On the plus side, it's got an incredible zoom range, for almost any general shooting situation, and it's got image stabilization, too. Best of all, you can take your pick of six of these today for far less than $300! Grab one while you can.
Here's a mixed bag, just as an example of what a simple search can provide when you're dealing with a good source. This zoom range is thought by many to be ideal for landscape and street shooting and with a maximum aperture of f/2.8, you can expect good low-light performance and even a bit of bokeh when you want it. The selection you'll find at this link includes one Nikon, one Sigma, one Sony and the 2 Canon lenses above, and only two of them break that $1,000 price ceiling just slightly. Take a look at them here.
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