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

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Your Second (and Third. . .) Lens

There are really only two advantages to owning just a single lens. One of them is creative. Keeping one set of optics mounted on your XSi all the time forces you to be especially imaginative in your approach to your subjects. I once visited Europe with only a single camera body and a 35mm f/2 lens. The experience was actually quite exciting, because I had to use a variety of techniques to allow that one lens to serve for landscapes, available light photos, action, close-ups, portraits, and other kinds of images. Canon makes an excellent 35mm f/2 lens (which focuses down to 9.6 inches) that’s perfect for that kind of experiment; although, today, my personal choice would be the sublime (and expensive) Canon Wide-Angle ...

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