Don't upgrade your lens because someone else says its bad.
Upgrade your lens because you feel it isn't performing to your standards.
And don't limit yourself to canon only.
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If I were you I'd buy a fixed focal length (prime) lens.
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rehype wrote in post #14147983
Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS
BensonTT wrote in post #14147995
Thank you rehype for the reply.. I forgot to mentioned that I would like to stick to Canon brand lens. I dont know why but I prefer Canon only
Why not? I know you don't know why, but think about it....
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BensonTT wrote in post #14147977
Hey guys, I want to upgrade my cheap 18-55mm lens to something a little bit better.. Can you guys recommend a good ALL PURPOSE lens for the Canon T2I? Did a google/forum search and am just overwhelmed by how many diff lenses are out there. My budget is under $600 .. Thanks so much...
Several people have mentioned the 15-85. And I concur, its a great lens. But it definitely costs more than your budget. Sometimes there is a Canon rebate and the lens sells for as little as $650 -$699, but unfortunately, the latest rebate ended recently and the best you can do right now is around $730 - $740. It's often considered a bit overpriced because with a list of $800, its within shooting distance of an L lens, and it has a variable rather than fixed aperture. However, for most of us who own one, its a fantastic lens with excellent build quality and worth every dime.
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BensonTT wrote in post #14148101
Ok, I think I will stick with the 18-55mm for now and fool around with it...Thanks for the advise guys... I really do appreciate it!
good idea...wait until the lens can't do what you want to, and then you'll know what kind of lens to get...
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Get a nifty fifty and the 55-250. They would be an excellent addition to your 18-55, and well below your budget. My two cents.
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Mar 26, 2012 11:06 as a reply to @ post 14148193 |
The 18-55mm IS kit lens is quite decent while the previous 18-55mm non-IS version is not quite up to the quality of the IS.
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