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Question re 15-85 kit lens

 
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May 02, 2012 09:02 |  #1

I'm picking up my T3i with the 18-55 but I'm not planning to use the lens. I have a 15-85 on hold...a excellent deal that I couldn't pass up after I read the many glowing recommendations.

My question is should I sell the 18-55 or hang on to it? How much could I sell it for? I think the other lens will be more practical for me for shooting travel, kids and real estate (I'm a realtor). Will there be situations in which I regret selling the kit lens?

Someone tell me I'm doing the right thing please :).


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May 02, 2012 09:09 |  #2

When the time comes to sell your Rebel you will find it much easier to sell with a lens than body only. I always hold on to kit lenses for that reason.

The 15-85 is, IMO, the perfect walk around lens for crop body Canon cameras.




  
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May 02, 2012 09:27 |  #3

Keep it unless you need the small amount of money it will fetch. Put it away and save it for when you're ready to sell the body, $100 isn't worth worrying about.




  
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May 02, 2012 09:36 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #4

Once you see the IQ out of 15-85 you won't regret selling the 18-55. The IS on 15-85 is just great and the lens is very sharp stopped down as long as you have good light. Great walk-around lens specially for travel (you will see how big of a difference the extra 3mm at the wide end makes).


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May 02, 2012 09:52 |  #5

The 18-55 won't get you that much money. If you think your next DSLR body will also have an APS-C sensor, I can see keeping it.

In my case, I'm glad I kept my 18-55 to use with my 350D. That's the combination I let young nephews and nieces run around with taking pictures at their height/perspective.

The 18-55 is also the smallest/lightest zoom you can get. I found that handy when considering what to bring on a backpacking trip in a really dusty environment like the Grand Canyon.


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May 02, 2012 09:55 |  #6

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Agreed. You'll love the 15-85 IS. It was the only lens I took to Peru and Machu Picchu with my 60D, and the combo got every photo I wanted. I have an old 18-55, but I have never used it in the 2 years I have had the 15-85.


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May 02, 2012 11:20 |  #7

I got the 15-85 about a month ago. My 18-55 has been in a drawer since then, depressed from all the rejection :-P. I'll still hang on to it since I won't be able to make much money by selling it.


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May 02, 2012 13:08 as a reply to  @ AvailableLight's post |  #8

Another vote for keeping it, with future sale as "a kit" in mind. I have 2 that i keep.. for this very reason. For the mere pittance of money you'd get for it, it will also serve as a good backup, should anything bad/unforeseen (God forbid) happen to your 15-85.


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