I am in the process of upgrading my Olympus 765, which has a 10x zoom (38-380). My reason for doing so is that the focussing is a little slow and the shutter lag is irritating on occasions, not to mention lack of image stabilisation, which would be useful at the long end of the lens. I was going to buy a Panasonic Z5 because it has image stabilisation and is a much quicker beast in general, but now find funds will stretch to an slr and the 350D seems a natural choice.
Obviously, I will need another lens to achieve the focal lengths I have been used to, but have little knowledge of the various qualities available. Indeed, in view of the much higher useable ISO’s available with an slr, will I find I need image stabilisation at all? (It would have been handy with the Olympus but I’ve lived without it quite successfully most of the time)
Any advice would be welcome. I have about £250 available for another lens (or lenses). I would like the range I have had as I tend to use the camera for general use on holidays plus motorsport & wildlife. If I achieve the image quality of the Olympus I will be very happy.
Tamron are advertising an 18-200 quite heavily and that would of course do the trick. Has anyone any experience with it?