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Aug 13, 2012 16:33 |  #2866
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questionmarc wrote in post #14853618 (external link)
i think you should save and wait till you can get a good piece of glass in my own opinion!

Well, I might be getting a good deal on a used one, where I could sell the 28-135 and not really be out much, if anything at all. So money isnt the issue. Just a matter of if its good enough IQ to trade the 28-135 for, so I can have the extra range. I currently use the 18-55 and 28-135 50/50. Not one more then the other, so having it all in 1 would save having to constantly swap lenses to get the wider angle.

Hoping to get a 10-20 soon as well, but that is a special use lens. Probably wouldn't replace my 18-55 with it.


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Aug 13, 2012 16:36 |  #2867

Shutterwolf wrote in post #14853610 (external link)
Considering going to an 18-135. I know this is a popular 60D kit lens, but my question is, am I better off with an 18-55, and 28-135? Would be really nice to combine both of those into 1, but is its a good lens compared to the 28-135?

I agree with Marc.
That said, the new 18-135 STM apparently has better optics that the preceding 18-135 model and I'd go with it. The 28-135 has aging IS and I'm surprised its still being manufactured... as with the 75-300mm (which seems pathetic to me - they should dump it and just tout the 55-250, but I digress).

Its difficult finding a 'good' zoom lens with the focal range you are considering 'and' get quality optics too...

I love the 15-85... you could consider the 24-105L since you were willing to settle on the 28-135 for wideness, but it falls a little short on the long end though...

Again, if you like that focal range - and it is convenient - consider the new 18-135 STM . And, upgrade later.


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Aug 13, 2012 16:48 |  #2868
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Immaculens wrote in post #14853711 (external link)
I agree with Marc.
That said, the new 18-135 STM apparently has better optics that the preceding 18-135 model and I'd go with it. The 28-135 has aging IS and I'm surprised its still being manufactured... as with the 75-300mm (which seems pathetic to me - they should dump it and just tout the 55-250, but I digress).

Its difficult finding a 'good' zoom lens with the focal range you are considering 'and' get quality optics too...

I love the 15-85... you could consider the 24-105L since you were willing to settle on the 28-135 for wideness, but it falls a little short on the long end though...

Again, if you like that focal range - and it is convenient - consider the new 18-135 STM . And, upgrade later.

Yeah, I would love to drop big money on a nice lens, but then it would take me a year or more to upgrade. the 24-105 is up there a bit, so I would probably just keep going for the 70-200 IS (used) instead. Also, kinda hard to justify spending that much on a lens, when I dont make much money with my photography yet. Hopefully some day though...

The only way I could afford to get the 18-135 is by selling my 28-135, but I wont sell that lens, unless I have something to replace it as that would leave me with a 50mm 1.8 and a 18-55 non IS.


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Aug 13, 2012 16:56 |  #2869

Shutterwolf wrote in post #14853772 (external link)
Yeah, I would love to drop big money on a nice lens, but then it would take me a year or more to upgrade. the 24-105 is up there a bit, so I would probably just keep going for the 70-200 IS (used) instead. Also, kinda hard to justify spending that much on a lens, when I dont make much money with my photography yet. Hopefully some day though...

The only way I could afford to get the 18-135 is by selling my 28-135, but I wont sell that lens, unless I have something to replace it as that would leave me with a 50mm 1.8 and a 18-55 non IS.

have you looked at upgrading to what i consider the next step up? a 17-50 f2.8 tamron and a 55-250 canon

you get more reach and the tammy is tacksharp and the nifty 250 is a great bang for a buck lens!

you should just switch over to the dark side and use primes :cool:


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Aug 13, 2012 17:20 |  #2870
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questionmarc wrote in post #14853807 (external link)
have you looked at upgrading to what i consider the next step up? a 17-50 f2.8 tamron and a 55-250 canon

you get more reach and the tammy is tacksharp and the nifty 250 is a great bang for a buck lens!

you should just switch over to the dark side and use primes :cool:

The whole point of why I want this lens, is so I can get away from having to carry soo many lenses, and constantly be switching. Switching takes up time, and when you are trying to take a picture of a dog, sometimes you only have the dog in that perfect pose for half a second lol. I want a great carry around with a descent range, the 10-20 for some creative stuff, and for some landscape stuff. Eventually I will get the 70-200 for my action stuff, but that will be a looong time from now im sure.


Also, yes I did look at that tammy, and if I don't do this deal, it might be something to look into. As far as the 250, I will just stick with borrowing my roommates 70-300IS (non L) till I can get something better then that.


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Aug 13, 2012 18:57 |  #2871

Shutterwolf wrote in post #14853930 (external link)
The whole point of why I want this lens, is so I can get away from having to carry soo many lenses, and constantly be switching.

for that reason I bought a premium P&S with a 28-140mm focal length (G12) - so its my (widish) 'carry-on' along with my 60D/70-300L.

Obviously for formal shoots I put on the 15-85 or 40 hotcake. I hate changing lenses too, and I take great care to only do it in a clean environment. At home I change lenses on my kitchen counter - because a] its one of the cleanest/dust-free surfaces in my home, and; b] its higher than tables, etc, and thus also less prone to gather dust (at least not as quickly as lower surfaces)

A few weeks ago Vinz mentioned he got his 60D 'innards' pro cleaned for like $35 - which is totally worth it to me once a yr to remove dust, etc from the sensor.

'Anyways'. consider keeping an eye out for a used 18-55 "IS". The optics are quite an upgrade to the non-IS


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Aug 13, 2012 19:56 |  #2872
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Nods. I love the 18-55 IS. I borrow that lens from my roommate all the time too lol. Been wanting one for a while, but when I have the money, I don't see any good deals on one, and when I don't have the money, they are all over the place. I have actually taken some surprisingly good shots with it recently too. And as far as changing lenses in bad environments, I have to constantly do it all over the place. My camera and lenses have a small bit of dust i gotta shop out.

Any info on where to find a place to clean them for that cheap? $35 bucks is doable, but those places that charge $100 or so, I cant afford that.

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for that reason I bought a premium P&S with a 28-140mm focal length (G12) - so its my (widish) 'carry-on' along with my 60D/70-300L.

Obviously for formal shoots I put on the 15-85 or 40 hotcake. I hate changing lenses too, and I take great care to only do it in a clean environment. At home I change lenses on my kitchen counter - because a] its one of the cleanest/dust-free surfaces in my home, and; b] its higher than tables, etc, and thus also less prone to gather dust (at least not as quickly as lower surfaces)

A few weeks ago Vinz mentioned he got his 60D 'innards' pro cleaned for like $35 - which is totally worth it to me once a yr to remove dust, etc from the sensor.

'Anyways'. consider keeping an eye out for a used 18-55 "IS". The optics are quite an upgrade to the non-IS


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Aug 13, 2012 20:32 as a reply to  @ Shutterwolf's post |  #2873

I just subscribed to the 85 1.8 thread - any of you cool cats got one?

also - anyone got a Kenko tube they rarely use - I would likely buy it - PM me


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Aug 13, 2012 21:24 |  #2874

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Post a link here when you get your photos all loaded up. I'd like to see what you shot. The only time I've made the trip to Bonneville was back in '93, I believe, and the races had been cancelled due to some heavy late season rains and thin salt. Always looks like a great setting for some really dramatic photography, especially early morning and late evening.

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I hate that forum...Same with it's sister forum GarageJournal.com...Th​ey remind me that no matter how hard I work, somebody has a better car, a more badass workshop, cooler house, better tool collection...I get all totes jelly and have to close the tab.

LOL! :lol: Yeah, you'd never have a reason to feel that way on the POTN forums! :rolleyes:


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Aug 13, 2012 21:35 |  #2875

Immaculens wrote in post #14854689 (external link)
I just subscribed to the 85 1.8 thread - any of you cool cats got one?

also - anyone got a Kenko tube they rarely use - I would likely buy it - PM me

from what i know alex uses his f1.8 regularly

i have its older big brother


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Aug 13, 2012 22:53 |  #2876

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LOL! :lol: Yeah, you'd never have a reason to feel that way on the POTN forums! :rolleyes:

I'm only jealous of talent here...that's a correctable thing on my end. :D

Check out "The Bunker" on GJ. Dude probably has a half million bucks in his "garage". That's not counting the cars, tools, and toys!


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Aug 13, 2012 23:06 as a reply to  @ Immaculens's post |  #2877

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A few weeks ago Vinz mentioned he got his 60D 'innards' pro cleaned for like $35 - which is totally worth it to me once a yr to remove dust, etc from the sensor.

this is true in one of our small local camera store. $30 actually. He actually didn't charge me when he saw my sensor is clean. He even spray inside with something like an aerosol bottle(free of charge). I don't know what was that.


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Aug 13, 2012 23:09 |  #2878

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this is true in one of our small local camera store. $30 actually. He actually didn't charge me when he saw my sensor is clean. He even spray inside with something like an aerosol bottle(free of charge). I don't know what was that.

AFAIK the manual says spraying inside with pressurized anything is a no-no. :confused:


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Aug 13, 2012 23:10 |  #2879

im curious why you just dont clean them yourselves! get a lens pen and a rocket blower - works just as good


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Aug 13, 2012 23:17 |  #2880

andrew, i don't know. that guy looks like he's been in camera business for a while. he knows a lot. he's like 60+ years old and he owns the shop.

rocket blower can also blow specs or dust towards the inside we can't see. you must be in a very clean environment to do that. just me.


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