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Old 16th of July 2009 (Thu)   #1
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Default Canon 18-200 vs. 55-250

I have a Canon 55-250 and really love it. It's my favorite lens (YES I know L glass folks feel it's cr*p, but I love it).

It's my main walk about lens, as I prefer to shoot candids of folks and details, rather than landscapes.

However, I do sometimes miss the wide angle, and especially getting up-close shots with that special wide angle perspective.

So, I'm thinking about the 18-200.

I know I'm giving up on the long end to get wide end, but my question is specific.

Within the realms of the limited IQ of these two lenses, will I miss anything IQ-wise by going to the 18-200 vs. the 55-250. I suppose it's like asking which is better between two point and shoots -- they're both bad compared to a DSLR -- but it's still a valid question.

Has anyone replaced their 55-250 with the 18-200 and either been happy or regretted it?
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Default Re: Canon 18-200 vs. 55-250

Lightrules had a direct comparo between these lenses, I don't have the link.
You will give up a bit of IQ especially in the corners and edges.
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Default Re: Canon 18-200 vs. 55-250

You have a nice lightweight set up in the 1855 IS and 55250IS. I'd stick to that, unless you really want the single lens only route.
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Default Re: Canon 18-200 vs. 55-250

I was thinking single lens, just for travel, etc. I shoot much more at the longer end than shorter end, but it's a pain when you don't have it.

I found this thread http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...=645496&page=2 and others which speaks to my question. Still, I take any testimonials from anyone who's gone from one to the other.
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