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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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The XSi is commonly available with several good, basic lenses that can serve you well as a “walk-around” lens (one you keep on the camera most of the time, especially when you’re out and about without your camera bag). The number of options available to you is actually quite amazing, even if your budget is limited to about $100-$350 for your first lens. One other vendor, for example, offers only 18-70mm and 18-55mm kit lenses in that price range, plus a 24-85mm zoom. The most popular starter lens Canon offers for the XSi is shown in Figure 6.2. Canon’s best-bet first lenses are as follows:

  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Autofocus lens. This is the least expensive option as long as it continues to be available, as it’s often ...

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