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Nov 09, 2015 08:22 |  #46

vengence wrote in post #17776554 (external link)
At twice the price new, I find it very hard to recommend the 10-22 over the 10-18 when on a budget. However, I agree it's a nice lens for sure. ;)

I got my 10-22 used over the 10-18 for the fact that it does much better with lens flairs. To me it was worth the extra money for that alone.


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Nov 09, 2015 08:30 |  #47

zdimages wrote in post #17777076 (external link)
From all of this information it looks like the best bang for my buck would be these two. (I already have the 50 1.8 stm and the 18-55 IS STM)

10-18 IS STM ~ 239 from Canon refurb
55-250 IS STM ~200 from KEH

Those would give me a pretty good variety of focal lengths at very reasonable prices. Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

all three for about 450ish including shipping. Wouldn't be bad adding the 24mm pancake like someone else mentioned or maybe a flash.


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Nov 09, 2015 08:33 |  #48

Warbird55 wrote in post #17777217 (external link)
My two favorite crop lenses are the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 and Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 OS.

Now that Canon has fixed the 17-55 on the 7D2 I agree with you. My 17-55 has always liked to front focus a bit, but it was completely unreliable on the 7D2 until the latest firmware came out. It seems that they have fixed it finally and with a small MFA adjustment it's spot on. At least Canon seems to be taking firmware updates and troubleshooting seriously with this camera, unlike another one I could mention (cough, 70D, cough).


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Nov 09, 2015 09:02 |  #49

marcheseg wrote in post #17777173 (external link)
I have the 15-85 and 55-250STM, this combo is hard to beat, when traveling. When not traveling I also use my 70-300L. That equates to a 112-480, not bad at all.

I'd rather have the 18-135 for traveling and depending on location add either 10-18, a prime, or a supertelephoto as appropriate.




  
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Nov 09, 2015 09:57 |  #50

Keyan wrote in post #17777185 (external link)
... but man the 18-135 STM is an awesome lens. I have the 18-55 (got it super cheap in a white box on ebay) and the 18-135 is optically better, ...

Wow, how do you know that?

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Nov 09, 2015 10:24 |  #51

Archibald wrote in post #17777316 (external link)
Wow, how do you know that?

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Based on Dxomark results, the two lenses seen pretty close. The 18-55 is apparently a tad sharper and has a bit more CA. Of course the 18-135 has a much larger range and better build, but it's also a lot more expensive.


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Nov 09, 2015 10:44 |  #52

mwsilver wrote in post #17777346 (external link)
Based on Dxomark results, the two lenses seen pretty close. The 18-55 is apparently a tad sharper and has a bit more CA. Of course the 18-135 has a much larger range and better build, but it's also a lot more expensive.

Data from photozone.de shows the low-cost 18-55mm STM to be quite a bit sharper than the 18-135mm, at all apertures and focal lengths. See plots below.


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As for DXo data, I have not been able to access their numerical results. Their graphics are hard to interpret and make all lenses appear about the same.

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Nov 09, 2015 11:00 |  #53

i disagree with those recommending the 24f2.8 prime...i just can't get behind wide f2.8 primes...look for a 35f2 the old lens can be had for cheap, and you can go for a yongnuo 35 f2 for around $100 i think...i'd rather have either of those than the 24 f2.8


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Nov 09, 2015 11:40 |  #54

SVT Wylde wrote in post #17775923 (external link)
I work for my cousin as a second shooter at weddings and my 17-55mm is great. ... It focuses fast even in low light and has much better colors and contrast than my 18-135mm. It's got a bad rap on the forum in the past few months but I consider it an outstanding lens.

Yeah, funny that. When I joined POTN hardly anyone would have a word said against it. How things change! I'm very attached to mine. There are sharper lenses, but that's being picky. The sharpness is still more than adequate, the colour's great and it's fast. Amongst other things I use as my walk-around lens. If I'm honest, it could really do with more reach for that use and if I was starting out now, I'd go for the 15-85, but I also shoot a fair bit in low light and the 17-55 is great for that. (I do have the 17-85, but never use it: the sharpness is better than the 17-55 at most ranges, but the colours are lacklustre and there's dreadful colour-fringing when zoomed out.)


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Nov 09, 2015 12:11 as a reply to  @ jhartley's post |  #55

I used to have the 10-22. I never noticed flare. Today, I went out with my new 10-18. Monster flare! But, that was without a hood. More later.




  
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Nov 09, 2015 12:18 |  #56

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... (I do have the 17-85, but never use it: the sharpness is better than the 17-55 at most ranges, but the colours are lacklustre and there's dreadful colour-fringing when zoomed out.)

Did you intend to say that the 17-85mm is sharper than the 17-55mm? If so, that conclusion is in conflict with just about all info I have seen on these lenses. The 17-55mm is plenty sharp when it is in focus.


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Nov 09, 2015 13:49 |  #57

Tye 1on wrote in post #17775737 (external link)
This is a question i've been pondering as well. My vote is the 15-85 and 70-300.

Bingo. I would maybe trade off between telephoto with the 10-22mm, depending on your primary subject, but there's no way the 15-85 shouldn't be in every APSC kit.




  
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Nov 09, 2015 13:52 |  #58

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Bingo. I would maybe trade off between telephoto with the 10-22mm, depending on your primary subject, but there's no way the 15-85 shouldn't be in every APSC kit.

It has a wonderful zoom range, but has poor sharpness at the edges.


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Nov 09, 2015 14:02 |  #59

Next EF-S lens on my list is..

Sigma 18-35 f1.8

would be used as my indoor walk around opposed to my outdoor 24-105L EF and my outdoor soccer EF-S 55-250 non stm


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Nov 09, 2015 20:48 as a reply to  @ vengence's post |  #60

I understand the 18-135 STM, like a one lens solution. But in my case, next year I am going to the Canadian Rockies for 7 days, then an Alaskan Cruise for 7 days. The 55-250STM on my T4i equals 400 on the long end, which you need in Alaska. So my 2 lens solution gives me from 15mm out to 400mm. The 18-135STM just doesn't cut it (for me anyways)


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