So a co-worker is selling a refurbished Canon 18-135 IS lens that came with his 60D kit for a decent price, 250$, never been used since refurb, still in packaging...
Here's bacrkground on what I shoot and what I shoot with:
I shoot mostly nightlife, DJ's and such, I am not making money from this yet, it started as a hobby a year ago and I have only been shooting nightlife for 6 months.
I currently shoot with a 20D with the 18-55 3.5-5.6 NO IS kit lens, I tend to shoot in the lower half of the focal distance, and with steady hands and a 430EX II I can get decent results for a noob.
Three things that are making this 18-135 tempting for me:
1. I sometimes can't get close to the action and 55mm focal length doesn't cut it.
2. The focusing ring on my 18-55 has some wobble in it, so focusing isn't always great.
3. the 18-135 has IS and is a newer lens.
I can sell the kit lens on ebay for around 50$ that's what they go for with flaws (such as mine) so for $200 is IS and some more reach worth it? and will I get at least same results with the new lens at 18mm and f/3.5?
Any help is appreciated.