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Good lens for 1D around $400?

 
ziyius
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Nov 08, 2010 10:24 |  #1

Any suggestions? I'd greatly appreciate any. I got rid of my 18-55 , sold my Xs and now I need a zoom (or a prime) in the range of the 18-55 for less than $400. (New Camera is 1D mark II)

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Nov 08, 2010 10:35 |  #2

My first choice would be the 28-75mm f/2.8 Tamron which runs $499 new at Adorama and could probably be had for less on the used market:

http://www.adorama.com​/TM2875EOS.html (external link)

My second choice would be the 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens which can be had rather inexpensively on the used market. However, this choice would be not quite as good as the Tamron...

BTW: The 18mm is a 28.8mm equivalent on a full frame camera so either of these choices with a 28mm short end would, on a full frame camera provide a slightly wider view than your kit lens at 18mm.

I would, however, suggest that you spend the extra hundred or so dollars and get the Tamron new because of Tamron's excellent long-term warranty.


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Nov 08, 2010 10:37 |  #3

Thanks! Was not aware of the tamron I could probably get 28-135 with 430 Ex though for the price


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Nov 08, 2010 10:40 |  #4

RPCrowe wrote in post #11246417 (external link)
My first choice would be the 28-75mm f/2.8 Tamron which runs $499 new at Adorama and could probably be had for less on the used market:

http://www.adorama.com​/TM2875EOS.html (external link)

My second choice would be the 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens which can be had rather inexpensively on the used market. However, this choice would be not quite as good as the Tamron...

BTW: The 18mm is a 28.8mm equivalent on a full frame camera so either of these choices with a 28mm short end would, on a full frame camera provide a slightly wider view than your kit lens at 18mm.

I would, however, suggest that you spend the extra hundred or so dollars and get the Tamron new because of Tamron's excellent long-term warranty.

Except that OP has a 1D, not a 1Ds, so that 28 is really 28 x 1.3 = ~36mm

If you can handle that FL on the wide end go for it. They don't make any special "normal" zooms for 1.3x


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Nov 08, 2010 14:42 |  #5

i'd say either the tamron 28-75 already suggested or if you got lucky, the sigma 24-70 which should give you a bit more on the wide end.


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