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edited January 2015 Posted in » Canon T2i Forum
I totally jumped the gun and bid on and won a Canon Rebel T2i on Ebay. It came with no lens whatsoever. I ordered a Vivitar package off of Amazon and they don't seem to work together. Did I get screwed or will I be able to find a decent lens for a reasonable price?


  • edited January 2015
    You’ve got a Canon camera body with a EF/EF-S lens mount. Needless to say, you’ve got to get an EF or EF-S lens.
    Your best bet is to buy a Canon lens.
    If you want to get something from a third-party, make sure it’s either an EF or EF-S mount.
    EF-S lenses are generally cheaper since they’re made for Canon’s crop sensor camera bodies like the one you have.

    If you’re looking for a quality inexpensive practical lens, it’s hard to beat the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II. It’s only about 100 USD brand new.
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  • edited February 2015
    The T2i is a very capable and versatile camera, so you've done well so far.

    Hard to say what "reasonable price" means to you, but I agree about the "Nifty Fifty" 50mm f/1.8. It's a great starter prime lens and available for under $100 (brand new) in some cases. The usual/standard "kit lens" that comes with these cameras is the 85-55mm zoom, which would give you a pretty full range of photographic options. They're available everywhere, under $200 new and under $100 used on Amazon. Don't forget to try your local Craig's List. But yes, you'll need Canon EF or EF-S mount lenses (or other brands like Sigma or Tokina, made with those mounts for Canon cameras).

    If the package you got from the Amazon seller is mostly gadgets and a lens cloth, try to return the items. Amazon has a very good return policy. Good luck!
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