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T2i lens advice for indoor baby photos

edited March 2012 Posted in » Canon Lens Talk
Hi @Moose - My wife and I just purchased a Canon T2i body and picked up a nifty fifty (Canon 50mm f/1.8). This will be a nice lens to have, but we also need a lens that will shoot better close ups and have more range. We are expecting a baby soon and this is the main reason for the upgrade in camera. I assume most of our pictures for a while will be indoors of the baby.

From doing research, I thought I had settled on the 18-135mm, but now I'm second guessing myself. Should I just buy the kit lens 18-55mm and play with it for a while or go ahead and upgrade now? I am looking to spend under $500 (lesser the better). I have also looked at the Sigma 17-70 and the Tamron 17-50 (would like a little more zoom that that one provides). Thanks for the great site!


  • edited March 2012
    Thanks! I am more worried about indoor shooting than zoom, so I'm leaning towards the Tamron 17-50. It give me the low f/number while being affordable. Do you think it is a good walkaround lens? I'm thinking I can get a zoom lens later.
  • @Boomer01 - Yep, it's definitely a great walk around lens for the types of shots a small family would take. I think you'll be quite happy. Best of luck to you and happy shooting! :)
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