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Feb 21, 2008 04:22 |  #1

Im off to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore in 2 weeks and I need to travel light so am looking for a new all in one lens. Im thinking of the Tamron 18-250. Does anyone have any other alternatives or advice for me around the same budget. many Thanks




  
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Feb 21, 2008 04:32 |  #2

The Sigma 18-200 OS gets some quite good reviews... and you get image stabilization, which is handy with the small apertures provided by such a super-zoom lens!


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Feb 21, 2008 05:18 |  #3

Yeah, if I needed a one lens solution for travel, I'd also go with the 18-200 OS.


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Feb 21, 2008 06:35 |  #4

Best? 28-300L


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Feb 21, 2008 08:34 |  #5

I'd vote for 24-105 F/4L. I use it as my all around lens.

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Feb 21, 2008 08:36 |  #6

+1 for Sigma 18-200 OS


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Feb 21, 2008 11:06 |  #7

Cygnum wrote in post #4962684 (external link)
Im off to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore in 2 weeks and I need to travel light so am looking for a new all in one lens. Im thinking of the Tamron 18-250. Does anyone have any other alternatives or advice for me around the same budget. many Thanks

Sigma 18-200 OS. Do not underestimate the importance of in-lens stabilization, especially on these variable aperture superzooms. If Tamron's 18-250 had their VC unit, I'd probably have that one. But Sigma's 18-200 OS is really in a class by itself currently for Canon shooters. Nothing like it.

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Feb 21, 2008 11:26 |  #8

If only there were such a lens... But if I had to take ONE lens, it'd probably be the Canon 28-300mm. Followed by either a Tamron 28-300mm Blah-Blah-Blah or Sigma 18-200mm OS.


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Feb 26, 2008 18:51 as a reply to  @ Jman13's post |  #9

I just read your post.....here's a few shots I took with the Sigma 18-200 OS. The reason I like it is because I can shoot in very low light at a fairly slow shutter speed and get some decent results.

I'll enclose some of the shots I took. I was sitting very far away from the stage. But zooming in with this lens was a joy!... My shots looked like I was right in front of the performers on stage.

This is also a great carry around lens because I can shoot from Wide to Telephoto, so for that alone, its really worth it for me to keep this lens for a long time...


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Feb 26, 2008 19:50 |  #10

Double Negative wrote in post #4964468 (external link)
If only there were such a lens... But if I had to take ONE lens, it'd probably be the Canon 28-300mm. Followed by either a Tamron 28-300mm Blah-Blah-Blah or Sigma 18-200mm OS.

That's the most accurate representation of Tamron's naming system I've ever seen :lol:.


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Feb 26, 2008 19:55 |  #11

smorter wrote in post #4963063 (external link)
Best? 28-300L

My first thought too.


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Feb 26, 2008 20:20 |  #12

Went to NYC recently and faced the same question. I bought a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and took my Nifty Fifty with me too. I sold the 70-300 when I got home and got only $60 less than I paid for it. Cheapest lens I ever bought :-D



  
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Feb 26, 2008 20:34 |  #13

18-200 , 28-300 .. buy anything with IS / OS / VR / VC


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Feb 26, 2008 21:14 |  #14

Until I see some head to head test shots from both a Canon 28-300 & Sigma 18-200 OS that convince me that I want to carry all that extra weight & pay 4 times the price I will keep using my Sigma. (I have tried the 28-300 for a few test shots but doubt I'll ever own one).


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Feb 27, 2008 08:05 |  #15

perryge wrote in post #5002318 (external link)
That's the most accurate representation of Tamron's naming system I've ever seen :lol:.

Hehehe... I don't know what they're thinking with their names, ugh.


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