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milo3
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Jul 21, 2010 10:59 |  #1

I have a 30d Canon with a 24-85 usm, which I use as an everyday lens. I often see 18-55 is lens for sale fairy cheap, would I gain anything adding this to my gear ? Or should I wait until I can afford something like 10-22 or 12-24 ?
I`m a newbie,but trying hard !

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Jul 21, 2010 11:11 |  #2

18-55mm IS is decent enough. I don`t have any idea with the 24-85 you have there.

But, just save it for Tamron 28-75mm


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Jul 21, 2010 11:35 |  #3

I used 24-85 with 450D before and bought 10-22 to cover the wide range.

Half year later.. I buy 18-55 then 17-55 and couldn't more happier

What I want to say is, yes, 10-22 will cover the wide range but if you use the focal length between them a lot, you will have to change the lens too often with 10-22 + 24-85. But that's ME.

I'd suggest you to buy 18-55 that's much cheaper first and test if it's wide enough for you or not.


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Jul 21, 2010 11:47 as a reply to  @ AWGD8's post |  #4

Thanks for the information. Sorry for not explaining my other lens, it`s a Canon 24-85 ultrasonic, { that`s the only thing on the lens } I think it is an older model. But it works well for me at the time and with my experince.
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Jul 21, 2010 11:50 |  #5

FYI, from Canon Camera Museum
http://www.canon.com …m/ef_24~85_35~4​5_usm.html (external link)


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Jul 21, 2010 11:56 |  #6

Sorry for not explaining my other lens, it`s a Canon 24-85 ultrasonic, I think it is an older model.

I believe the 24-85 USM was introduced in 1996. I've just picked one up second hand to use as a lightweight travel lens for FF, and in first tests it seems pretty decent. It's got fairly strong barrel distortion at one end and pincushion at the other, but I don't do much in the way of architectural shooting - and when necessary, it can be corrected in software. Sharpness and contrast seem fine, if not up to my 24-105L - but it's a lot smaller and lighter, and cheaper.


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