Needs (all at < $25)
- Lens hood for FD 50mm (BS-52 or equiv)
- Lens hood for EF-S 18-55mm (EW-60C or equiv)
- UV Filter for EF-S 18-55mm (58mm)
- Extra SDHC cards
Wants (most at > $200)
- Wide-angle lens (8-12mm, prime preferred)
- 50mm EF or 60mm EF-S Macro lens
- Image-stablilized 70-200mm lens
Part of the drawbacks of an FOVCF image sensor is having to convert focal lengths when considering lenses. My EF-S 18-55mm zoom lens will give me an 18mm wide-angle FOV. However, if I mounted, say, an EF 14mm prime, it would give me a 22.4mm FOV because of the 1.6x crop factor. EF-S lenses have an additional rear element that shrinks the perspective down to the FOV of the APS-C sensor. EF lenses don’t have that additional rear element so the sensor crops the FOV, increasing the effective focal length by a factor of 1.6. If I wanted an FOV less than 18mm, I need to be looking at EF lenses < 12mm or EF-S lenses < 18mm. Make sense?
There are no Canon primes that fit that bill. There are 3rd party lenses that do, however. If I exclude fisheye lenses (I’m in no mood to have to perspective correct every one of my wide-angle shots), the current Canon lineup gives me the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM for $900, the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM for $800, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM for $1200, or the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for $600.
As for the IS 70-200mm zoom (excluding L-series), I have the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II (designed to complement my kit 18-55mm zoom) at $300, the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS at $700, and the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM at $500.