Since I have no money to spend on camera gear, I’ve been reading the fora and reviews online of different lenses I’m thinking of getting at some point and I’ve come up with a set of priorities based on what I’m currently using and the kind of shots I like to take:


EF 50mm f/1.8 II         $125.00
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II     $299.00
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM        $419.99
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM    $469.99
EF-S 10-22mm f/2.5-4.5 USM    $859.99
EF 28mm f/2.8 USM        $509.99
EF 100mm f/2 USM        $499.99

There are much better lenses out there than the EF-S 55-250mm.  Eventually I’d like to replace the kit 18-55mm zoom with something better too.  I was looking at the EF 17-40mm f/4L USM for $839, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM for $1,699, the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM for $799.99, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM  for $1,179, or the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for $599.99.  Someday I’d like to have one of the following setups:

1x Ultrawide Zoom:  EF-S 10-22mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 16-35mm ƒ/2.8L II USM, or EF 17-40mm ƒ/4L USM
1x Standard Zoom:  EF-S 15-85mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF-S 17-55mm ƒ/2.8 IS USM, EF-S 17-85mm ƒ/4-5.6 IS USM, EF 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM, or EF 24-205mm ƒ/4L IS USM
1x Telephoto Zoom:  EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM, EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS USM, EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L USM, EF 70-200mm ƒ/4L IS USM, EF 70-200mm ƒ/4L USM, EF 70-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM, EF 70-400mm ƒ/4-5.6L IS USM, or EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS USM
2x Wide-angle Prime:  EF 14mm ƒ/2.8L II USM, EF 24mm ƒ/1.4L II USM, EF 24mm ƒ/2.8 IS USM, EF 28mm ƒ/1.8 USM, EF 28mm ƒ/2.8 IS USM, EF 35mm ƒ/1.4L USM, or EF 35mm ƒ/2
3x Medium Telephoto Prime:  EF 50mm ƒ/1.2L USM, EF 50mm ƒ/1.4 USM, EF 85mm ƒ/1.2L II USM, EF 85mm ƒ/1.8 USM, or EF 100mm ƒ/2 USM
2x Telephoto Prime:  EF 135mm ƒ/2L USM and EF 200mm ƒ/2.8L II USM
3x Macro:  EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM, EF 100mm ƒ/2.8 Macro USM, EF 100mm ƒ/2.8L Macro IS USM, or EF 180mm ƒ/3.5L Macro USM

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