Wide Angle

What wide angle and telephoto lens is best for a beginning photojournalist?

I am purchasing a Cannon Rebel T1i and I have been told that the 18-55mm lens that comes with the kit is no good. So I am looking for an economical wide angle and telephoto lens. Any Photographers out there that could give me some suggestions? I've been looking at a 75-300mm f 4.0-5.6 for a telephoto but I'm still not sure what to invest in. Please give reasons why your choice is the best, thanks.

The lens is fine, Canon have a balancing act to perform, though - they want to supply a lens to a 'beginner/hobbyist' camera to get people to buy them - but they have to do it economically. The same goes for all manufacturers.

At the same time, they can't give you a lens that is no good. Anyway, that doesn't answer your question.

Photojournalists have a habit of carrying two bodies with a lens on each(and a couple of flashes etc). An increasing number of modern day journo's have a wide/normal zoom and a telephoto zoom. Your kit lens and a 70-200mm are good ranges. The difference between your lens(es) and photojournalists is the speed of them.
They run larger maximum apertures. And there's the rub. Cost.
You'd be paying $1300 for a Canon 24-70 f/2.8 and $1300-$1800 for a Canon 70-200 f/2.8 without or with Image Stabilization to get the speed they require. Sigma and Tamron will offer cheaper alternatives, of course.

You could ramp up the ISO on your camera to keep your shutter speeds high enough with your kit lens and the other lens you choose (and get away with it) but I doubt you can get away with only one body - things happen too fast for you to be able to change lenses at a moment's notice. The flashguns are pretty much essential, too.

If, by beginning photojournalist, you mean 'bit of a hobby because I see a load of celebs' then you're good to go. If, however, you're being paid to get results then you should consider ways of raising the capital to get a higher grade pair of bodies and faster lenses.

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