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28-135 vs 18-135

 
JamieMc83
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Oct 21, 2011 11:53 |  #1

I sold my 28-135 a few months ago. Now I am regretting it.

However before I go buy one, I wanted to check with y'all and see which is better...the 28-135 or the 18-135.

*I have never used the 18-135


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Oct 21, 2011 12:10 |  #2

I've never used the 18-135. Does it have IS and USM? If so, it might be nice having the extra width. I have no complaints with my 28-135 though.


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Oct 21, 2011 12:15 |  #3

I just looked it up the 18-135 is not USM
They are both IS tho.
I'm just going to get another 28-135


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Oct 21, 2011 12:43 as a reply to  @ JamieMc83's post |  #4

do not get the 18-135
i would say you better off buying 18-55 (to complement your 55-250)
if you can afford it buy the 15-85 if not either the kit or even the 17-85
i just spoke to a friend who used the 18-135 to shoot 9000 pics and he said all pics below f8 are rather soft


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Oct 21, 2011 13:14 |  #5

I'm going to sell the 55-250IS.
$218 shipped.
Only used 3 times.


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Oct 21, 2011 13:22 |  #6

28-135 is better lens in them of IQ, built and AF speed.


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Oct 21, 2011 13:35 |  #7

Yea I shouldn't have ever sold the 28-135


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Oct 21, 2011 13:44 |  #8

I was pretty happy when I had the 18-135. I wouldn't go 28-135 on a crop body because it wouldn't be wide enough for some situations. I'd recommend trying the 17-85, since it has USM also. However I did start to try out other lenses (and saved up enough $$$ to get to where I wanted to be at now; 15-85 :D)


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Oct 21, 2011 13:48 |  #9

I had the 28-135IS on my Rebel XTi for years!

When I sold the XTi I let the 28-135 go with it. For $696


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Oct 21, 2011 13:50 |  #10

Its just my Lensbabies and 50mm are all well just 50mm....
I want something to go farther and would LOVE to get the 100mm macro.
However I also want something to go under 50mm.
So I'm thinking it would be best for me to get another 28-135


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Oct 21, 2011 13:51 |  #11

sometimes all i carry around is the 30mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.8 :D


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Oct 21, 2011 13:52 |  #12

A lot of people have recommended the 85 1.8, and I have thought about it.
After what I do mostly it portrait work anyway...


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Oct 21, 2011 13:58 |  #13

JamieMc83 wrote in post #13285408 (external link)
A lot of people have recommended the 85 1.8, and I have thought about it.
After what I do mostly it portrait work anyway...

It's AMAZING! I thought the 30 1.4 was pretty good, but the shots I took w/ the 85 1.8 really made me say WOW. Of course, it all depends about your style of photography, but you should check out the Lens sample archive :D


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Oct 21, 2011 13:59 |  #14

I have and I love the pics from the 85mm.
Just trying to make up my mind, I can only get one lens at the moment.


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Oct 21, 2011 14:01 |  #15

JamieMc83 wrote in post #13285442 (external link)
I have and I love the pics from the 85mm.
Just trying to make up my mind, I can only get one lens at the moment.

And I have thought about selling my 50mm 1.4 or the LB Composer, & the 55-250, and just buying the 85mm.

Like I said I'm tossing up several ideas. I just think my selection of focal lengths is too confined to 50mm


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