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17-85 + 70-300 or 18-200 + 70-300?

 
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Feb 27, 2013 22:43 |  #1

I just bought a Canon 70-300 IS USM. I am wondering if I should replace my 18-200 with 17-85? Any suggestions?


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Feb 28, 2013 02:01 |  #2

maybe replace it with a 15-85mm...


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Feb 28, 2013 02:14 |  #3

17-85 Sucks. Don't buy it.


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Feb 28, 2013 05:06 |  #4

another vote for the 15-85


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Feb 28, 2013 05:08 |  #5

Phoenixkh wrote in post #15660521 (external link)
another vote for the 15-85

......and another. This lens is awesome.


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Feb 28, 2013 06:24 |  #6

15-85 sharp , clear and a great range


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Feb 28, 2013 06:29 |  #7

Thanks!


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Feb 28, 2013 06:32 as a reply to  @ binlu12's post |  #8

17-55f2.8 is what I would go for :cool:




  
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Feb 28, 2013 06:33 |  #9

I loved the 18-200. I would keep it personally.


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Feb 28, 2013 06:51 |  #10

Get rid of the 18-200... If you can afford, 17-55 f/2.8. Otherwise 15-85 (great lens, sharp, nice range and size).



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Feb 28, 2013 20:58 |  #11

Thanks to all. 15-85 is on my list to buy now! Wondering when Canon is going to have another 50% off Refurbished sell.


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Feb 28, 2013 22:05 |  #12

binlu12 wrote in post #15663235 (external link)
Thanks to all. 15-85 is on my list to buy now! Wondering when Canon is going to have another 50% off Refurbished sell.

They've never done 50% off lenses. It's normally 20%.


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Feb 28, 2013 22:30 |  #13

convergent wrote in post #15660633 (external link)
I loved the 18-200. I would keep it personally.

I have one as well as a 15-85, and while I really like my 18-200 its not in the same league as the 15-85 or the 17-55 f/2.8.


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Feb 28, 2013 23:06 |  #14

binlu12 wrote in post #15663235 (external link)
Thanks to all. 15-85 is on my list to buy now! Wondering when Canon is going to have another 50% off Refurbished sell.

+1 on the EF 15-85mm lens. Also, Canon just had a 20-30% sale on Refurbished lenses and stuff. Unfortunately, it ended today (Feb. 28).

I have a new Sigma 17-70mm Contemporary on the way. I've heard some good things about that one so far. Keep an eye on that one, as it's a tad faster (f/2.8-4) and it's cheaper. However, the extra 2mm wide of the 15-85mm is really nice to have.


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Mar 01, 2013 06:39 |  #15

EF-S 15-85 and 17-55 are great options, depending on budget and need for wide aperture.


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