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£250 to replace 18-55mm kit lens - recommendations please

 
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Jan 18, 2011 20:50 |  #16

NeoDSLR wrote in post #11664772 (external link)
£250 is max. New preferred.

Recommendations appreciated.

davem01 wrote in post #11666325 (external link)
I bought my 15-85 from Simply Electronics - delivery was ok -around a week rather than the couple of days quoted - and price was very good at £499, £538 with a Hoya pro filter - less than most other places 'unboxed' versions split from kits

It's a great lens, but doesn't really help the OP :)

I'd go for the Sigma 17-70 - the non-OS model is cheaper, and supposed to be slightly better optically if you can live without stabilisation. I used one for quite a while and only upgraded to the Canon 15-85 (for the USM focusing and the 15mm wide end, rather than for improved image quality).


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Jan 19, 2011 07:05 as a reply to  @ gcogger's post |  #17

the OP also asked if anyone had used 2 suppliers - Simply electronics being one of them


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Jan 19, 2011 08:07 |  #18

davem01 wrote in post #11671253 (external link)
the OP also asked if anyone had used 2 suppliers - Simply electronics being one of them

Ah, sorry :oops: I thought you were recommending the 15-85.


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Jan 19, 2011 08:09 |  #19

For £250 I dont think an "upgrade" is worth it. A serious upgrade would be the 17-55 2.8 IS, but then thats much more serious money.


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Jan 19, 2011 08:13 |  #20

Get a 2nd hand 50 1.8 £60 ish and save for the 17-55 2.8 IS or 17-40 4.0 L


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Jan 19, 2011 08:20 |  #21

tamron 17-50 is a superb lens for the money and i wouldnt hesistate to recommend it. camerabox do it for about 250.

the IQ is significantly better than the kit lens, but you wont get IS (or tamron VC) for than money... but i dont miss it.


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Jan 19, 2011 08:32 |  #22

ChewieT wrote in post #11671470 (external link)
For £250 I dont think an "upgrade" is worth it. A serious upgrade would be the 17-55 2.8 IS, but then thats much more serious money.

Have to agree. If you were thinking of even a lower end prime, fine, but in your price range, I'd be asking 'is £250 worth it in image terms alone', especially on a zoom of roughly equivalent length.

I would sersiously consider more research, and possibly save more money for an L zoom, if not the 17-55 mentioned above.


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