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does the 18-55 sell well and fast?

 
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May 10, 2010 11:04 |  #16
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DreDaze wrote in post #10152486 (external link)
assuming it's the IS version i think you'd have no problems selling it for $80...if you need to you could always throw it on ebay...there's tons of idiots out there that pay more on ebay than it costs to get the lens new from b&h...

i don't really get why people are telling you to try it out...i'm sure they'd all rather have the 15-85mm over the 18-55mm

Yeah...and my Dad is bigger than yours...quite mature argument there.:lol:

I rather have L-glass than paying so much for someonelses opinion. I find my 18-55 quite sharp for my needs.


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May 10, 2010 15:40 |  #17

xarqi wrote in post #10152977 (external link)
Indeed they do! The former is excellent for photography, and the latter, if hollowed out, makes an passable pencil holder. ;)

:lol::lol::lol:

Perhaps I'll try that someday -- if I can even find mine.

Maybe I got a bad copy, but the non-IS 18-55 I got with my 400D/XTi was really a crappy lens. (I heard the 18-55IS is much better, but with the 17-55 and 15-85 around, I haven't found the need to find out for myself.)

To the OP -- if you plan to upgrade to a better body in the relatively near future (2-3 years?), you might want to keep the 18-55 just so you can sell the camera+lens as a kit. At the entry level, buyers tend to think all cameras should come with a zoom lens and a built-in flash.

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May 10, 2010 18:20 |  #18

Brain Mechanic wrote in post #10154211 (external link)
Yeah...and my Dad is bigger than yours...quite mature argument there.:lol:

I rather have L-glass than paying so much for someonelses opinion. I find my 18-55 quite sharp for my needs.


i'm lost as to where i was being immature...the o.p. is getting a 15-85mm lens...he knows/thinks that works for him...why are people telling him to keep the 18-55mm lens???


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May 10, 2010 18:40 |  #19

To OP

does the 18-55 sell well and fast?

Would it sell ? Im sure it will
Fast ? maybe not, because it is not a hot item, well if priced to sell... maybe faster.

Theres always people who might need it for whatever reason, here's mine:
Recently I got one for myself because one of my family member kept borrowing my camera (I allow her to use my old Rebel body only), and I have a 17-55 IS (around ($1000) or Tamron 17-50 (around $400) on it.
She didnt really take a good care of my camera when it's on her possesion, so, I thought Im just going to get the kit lens and need not be worry about it anymore, so I got one of those and put it on my camera whenever she's borrowing it.
Recently she just got a new camera for her bday and stop borrowing mine anymore, so I just keep it on my Rebel all the time, and let my wife use it anytime she want when we're going on vacation/trip somewhere...
Looking at the pics from it, it is actually pretty good.




  
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May 10, 2010 18:43 |  #20

RetroBlader wrote in post #10155925 (external link)
Perhaps I'll try that someday -- if I can even find mine.

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Recently I got one for myself because one of my family member kept borrowing my camera (I allow her to use my old Rebel body only)

You bought your Rebel body-only? Or did you lose your kit lens me because you never use it?

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May 10, 2010 18:47 |  #21

You bought your Rebel body-only? Or did you lose your kit lens me because you never use it?

I bought my Rebel body-only, used, a while back...




  
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May 10, 2010 18:47 |  #22
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DreDaze wrote in post #10156777 (external link)
i'm lost as to where i was being immature...the o.p. is getting a 15-85mm lens...he knows/thinks that works for him...why are people telling him to keep the 18-55mm lens???

i don't really get why people are telling you to try it out...i'm sure they'd all rather have the 15-85mm over the 18-55mm

That help??

It reminds me of some that say,"well, all those who dont like the Vette do so because they can not afford it" :rolleyes:

Is it hard to get that some just prefer to keep the 18-55 and just save for something else?? Apparently some do and they start trying to prove how better the other one is. Nevermind just how full of flaws their "tests" are...funny to tell you the truth.:lol:


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May 10, 2010 18:52 |  #23

Brain Mechanic wrote in post #10156908 (external link)
That help??

It reminds me of some that say,"well, all those who dont like the Vette do so because they can not afford it" :rolleyes:

Is it hard to get that some just prefer to keep the 18-55 and just save for something else?? Apparently some do and they start trying to prove how better the other one is. Nevermind just how full of flaws their "tests" are...funny to tell you the truth.:lol:


eh...i don't think it's immature...but we can agree to disagree...:)

and to your vette analogy...if someone says hey i've got a vette in my garage, but my wife's buying me a accord...how hard is it to sell the accord?...don't you think responding with...hey, keep the accord it's a good car sounds a little silly?

i mean yeah...they'll both get the job done...but he's already got the lens coming in...


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May 10, 2010 18:53 |  #24
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Put it at about $70-80 shipped and it'll go quick, for the IS version.
On the other hand, I don't know much about the non-IS. I know it's just not very popular.


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May 10, 2010 20:52 |  #25

70-80 bucks will definitely sell fast. The Rebel XS sells alone (body) for 350 and 500 with the lens.


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May 10, 2010 21:11 |  #26

forthewinwin wrote in post #10156938 (external link)
Put it at about $70-80 shipped and it'll go quick, for the IS version.
On the other hand, I don't know much about the non-IS. I know it's just not very popular.

I love the 18-55 non-IS lens - I guess mainly because I got the camera/lens kits used for an awesome price (less than what the body alone go for).

Plus, I've learned to use the lens in its sweet spot and have gotten a lot of nice pics with it.

I've gotten awesome pics with the 18-55 non-IS which most people hate, and horrible pics with the Nifty-Fifty which most people love...

It all depends on how you learn to use the lens...




  
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May 10, 2010 22:22 |  #27

Brain Mechanic, im pretty sure your arguing a dead argument... you cant even compare the two lenses... and talking smack or your to quote out of context will not help at all


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May 11, 2010 15:16 |  #28

For most new kits I've seen, the kit is $50 more than the body only. You can easily sell the 18-55 IS for more than $50. I'd go for it.

I think there are plenty of people who want to upgrade from a 18-55 non-IS to the IS version. The 18-55 non-IS is quite harder to sell.


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May 11, 2010 16:22 |  #29
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Mihow wrote in post #10158203 (external link)
Brain Mechanic, im pretty sure your arguing a dead argument... you cant even compare the two lenses... and talking smack or your to quote out of context will not help at all

Its my opinion...dont like it, dont read my posts;):p....lets continue to let pics speak for themselves.


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tgara wrote in post #10151052 (external link)
Not sure what body comes with your kit, but you may want to keep the 18-55 and sell it with your body when you decide to upgrade.


Mainly entry level SLR come with the 18-55mm

OP: If you don't want the 18-55mm, search or ask the retailer for a different bundled kit lens, you don't have to always go for the 18-55mm, or the first they want to get rid of




  
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