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The ideal single travel lens for the 350 D

 
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Aug 12, 2005 08:29 |  #16

I know if i have a little more cash, i'll go with Sigma 18-200, else Sigma 18-125 DC.


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Aug 12, 2005 08:56 |  #17

If you didn't need the 125-200 range any idea which is deemed the better lens?


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Aug 12, 2005 09:06 as a reply to  @ EOSAddict's post |  #18

I use the Canon 24-70/2.8 for my travel/walk around lens.


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Aug 12, 2005 09:37 |  #19

If you can get a good copy the Sigma 18-125mm for the price is hard to beat for a travel walk around lens. Very good focal coverage with the 350D. Click on My PBase Gallery link below for lots a results with mine.




  
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Aug 12, 2005 10:08 |  #20

If you stick with Canon lenses and want a single-lens solution, the best choice is the 17-85 IS. A 28 mm+ lens isn't wide enough for landscapes/city shots.


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Aug 12, 2005 10:21 as a reply to  @ EOSAddict's post |  #21

EOSAddict wrote:
If you didn't need the 125-200 range any idea which is deemed the better lens?

That is hard to say. They are both DC lenses, non-EX quality. The 18-200 is fairly new to the market. So i have yet to see a head-to-head comparison. I would assume the extra US$110 offers more than just a mere 75mm extra focal length but who knows. :)


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Aug 12, 2005 10:34 |  #22

If you go to: http://babelfish.altav​ista.com/ (external link)

And put in the following web page where it says "Translate a Web page"

http://dc.watch.impres​s.co.jp …view/2005/04/07​/1335.html (external link)

Then do a translation from Japanese to English, you can see a head to head comparison of the Sigma 18-125, the Sigma 18-200 and the Tamron 18-200. For me, I like the sharpness and contrast of the 18-125 (I am getting ready to buy one) but the Sigma 18-200 is no slouch. There is vignetting on the 18-125 in the corners on wide shots, but that is fixable in photoshop. I find the Tamron 18-200 looks a little washed out and not as sharp as the sigma lenses. But you have to remember these are all consumer grade lenses. If you are looking for something with great reach, the Sigma 18-200 has my vote. Personally I like my cheapo 75-300 EF (non-USM) it seems to take beautiful shots at f8 so I don't care for the reach beyond 125 (which is an effective 200 anyway).

Just my .02


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Aug 12, 2005 10:48 as a reply to  @ post 711165 |  #23

nitsch wrote:
I second Belmondo's recommendation. With the 1.6x crop factor this lens is approximately 28-135mm in 35mm terms which is a fantastic walkaround range.

I third that recommendation - sharp, relatively well built, affordable.




  
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Aug 12, 2005 11:08 |  #24

I would carry 2 lenses, as one is too much of a compromise. They would be canon 28-135 and the DO 70-300. Small, light and quite a combo.If I had to choose only one, it would be the DO as I am more about people pics than building and landscape and I like the reach.


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Aug 12, 2005 11:11 as a reply to  @ Dante King's post |  #25

I would use the EF-S 17-85 IS.

It is light and compact and the range is perfect for walk around lens.
Photo quality is also pretty close to L quality.



  
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Aug 12, 2005 11:11 as a reply to  @ clinton's post |  #26

WOW!!! This thread came about just in time. I'm leaving for Hawaii tomorrow for 12 days. Got my Gitzo carbon fiber tripod with my reallyrightstuff b55 ballhead atop.

As far at the perfect lens, I got that too. I got it all in my Lowepro AWII Minitreker backpack.

1. Canon 17-40 F4
2. Canon 100mm F2.8 macro
3. Canon 24-70 F2.0
4. Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS with 1.4 tc
5. Canon 70-300 DO IS when I get tired of carrying number 4.

Yep, that's the perfect travel lens.:) :) :)




  
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Aug 12, 2005 11:58 |  #27

My vote would be the Sigma 18-125 - been surprisingly impressed with mine.




  
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Aug 12, 2005 13:45 |  #28

Definitely take a look at the Tokina 24-200 if you don't need the wideness of 18mm. It is faster than the 18-200's on the telephoto end. f5.6 as opposed to f6.3.



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Aug 12, 2005 15:55 |  #29

I bought my 24-70 2.8 DG Macro as a single walkaround/travel lens and I'd rather have a fast lens like that than an IS lens, but if you think different then the 17-85 IS has great range and is a very safe buy. Unless you want distant wildlife I think it's possible to adapt to a single lens.


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Aug 12, 2005 16:08 |  #30

Darryl, my wife has the Pro1 and I have used it quite a bit. It packs a lot of camera in a very compact package. The swivel LCD can be a lifesaver when trying to shoot at odd angles like over the heads of the crowd. It also gives a wider angle than a 28mm on a 1.6 crop camera. Lots of good reasons to consider the Pro1 as a vacation camera and a back up to the XT. Remember, the Pro 1 lens is L glass.


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