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18-200mm for 28-135mm - Fair Trade?

 
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May 21, 2011 15:18 |  #1

So I was planning on getting the 60D with the Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit. However, a friend offered to split the costs if I got the 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit instead. He is willing to trade his slightly used 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM for the 18-200mm. I've heard so many great things about all of these lenses and I'm torn on what to do.

Since this is the first time I am going to delve into the world of photography, I've decided to turn to the experienced members on the board with a few questions! Is this a fair trade? Should I just stick with the 18-135mm or the 18-200mm?


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May 21, 2011 15:29 |  #2

IMO 18-XX will be a more useful range.


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May 21, 2011 18:50 as a reply to  @ Tommydigi's post |  #3

I plan on shooting a lot of video as well. Would the USM on the 28-135 be more useful in that aspect?


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May 21, 2011 19:02 as a reply to  @ ralignay's post |  #4

I don't think you can auto focus video mode so usm wouldn't help there. The 18-200 is worth more for sure.


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May 21, 2011 20:11 |  #5

Josh13 wrote in post #12454061 (external link)
I don't think you can auto focus video mode so usm wouldn't help there. The 18-200 is worth more for sure.

That is right, plus the lens creep on the 28-135 will be a real downer. The range on the 18-200 is more useful, the 28mm is not wide enough on a crop.


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May 21, 2011 20:22 |  #6

I have both the 18 to 200 and the 28 to 135 and found for a walk around the 18 to 200 is hands down the better lens for the camera. I also found the lens creep to be a pain on the 28. The lock on the 18 to 200 has worked great and not been a problem for me as others have posted. I did find the pictures to be a little soft compared to the L series but that is to be expected. GO for the 18 to 200 and you will not be sorry.




  
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May 21, 2011 21:48 as a reply to  @ sczurs's post |  #7

Thanks for the input everyone! Looks like I'll be sticking with the 18-200mm!


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Jul 27, 2011 14:35 as a reply to  @ ralignay's post |  #8

I am by no expert by any stretch but I bought the 18 200 and took it to Alaska and LOVE everything about it.

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