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I have a EOS-650 35mm Film camera. What is the best beginner lens to buy for that camera,an EF lens, an USM lens? What complete model # for general photos?


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Hi.

More than the kind of lens you should look at the lens specifications.


The only advanvtage of an USM (ultra sonic motor) lens is that the motor is built into\015\012the lens so that it can auto focus faster than a standard lens.

They are also quiter than other lens, but they cost more, and they are heavier. USM are ideal to take wildlife pictures without disturbing the wild animals with noise from focus operations.


EF and EF-S lens can also have USM technology.


All lenses for canon are EF or EF-s. EF-S have short back focus, and attach to the camera in a different way.
EF are standard Caon EOS lenses, and are compatible with all Canon EOS.


You will also have to consider if to buy prime (fixed focal length) camera lens or a zoom model.
Zoom lenses are heavvier, but it serve for different purposes. Prime lenses have fixed focal lenght, can give you a better and sharper picture, but you will need to keep a determined distance from the opject.

If you are a beginner , better to chose a zoom lens.

Regarding the brand, you can Choose Canon or Nikon, or third party lens like Tamron or Sigma lens. Third party are cheaper, but sometimes you may get less assistance if you need customer support from Canon on problem with lens. I used Sigma on my Rebel, and they were as good as Canon lenses.


Regarding angle and focal lenght, there would be a lot more to say.


I suggest having a look at this simple article: Canon EOS Beginners' FAQ III - Lenses.

See where it says "Category 1 - \015\012 cheapies " and "Category \015\012 2 - midrange zooms."


I would buy something like a cheapie 28-80mm with focus ring to start and learn, and later a good zoom lens 75-300 mm. Whith this two you can already cover a vast range of uses and learn, they are good for general purposes. Later you can buy lenses for different uses.


Regards.

There are literally dozens of len's for this camera and each has it's own unique purpose, but a good Telephoto is what most folks buy 1st, these are available used on ebay, a really good brand is Vivitar, u will also find original factory lens on ebay, ebay is the number one source for used lens for this camera, new lens are hard to find since good Digital camer's have become cheap enough for the average person to buy..
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