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PostPosted: Mon 4 Dec - 10:11 (2017)    Post subject: Should I buy a tripod or a wide-angle lens first? Reply with quote

 I'm not a professional but not a novice either. So far I have a Canon 7D, EF-S 15-85mm lens, and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens and a Speedlite 430EX II. What I've been really missing from my gear is a good tripod and a wide-angle lens. I can only afford to get one of these now and I can't decide which one I should get first. It would be at least a year before I get the other one.

I enjoy landscape photography and I've always wanted something wider than my 15-85mm lens. I've found the 15mm not wide enough on many occasions. The Canon EF-S 10-18mm seems great and it fits my budget at $380 CAD (tax included).

I honestly don't know much about choosing a tripod but I've had many moments where I could've definitely benefited from having one. Like nighttime photography, indoors with low-lighting, and fireworks. After some research, a Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 aluminum tripod with MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO ball head and 200PL plate for $450 CAD (tax included) kit I found at a local store on sale seems like a good deal. It still feels like a lot to spend on a tripod even though I keep reading tripods are one of the best investments I can make in terms of gear. It's $70 more than what the 10-18mm lens would cost me.

Thanks !

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.


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