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May 29, 2012 15:30 |  #1
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i recently sold my XTi with the 18-55 kit lens that wasnt IS. I used that lens quite a bit, but it was a friend buying this as his first camera, so I wanted him to have a lens and I want the IS version anyway...

My dilema is, would it be best to just buy a used 18-55 IS here, OR sell my 28-135 and get the 18-135 all in one... that or the 18-200. Not sure which combination would be best.

I have also considered getting a 70-200 or 70-300. Possibly a 100-400. Of course those will have to wait for a long time, but they are on the dream list right next to a good macro lens. Could really use some good advice here.

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May 29, 2012 15:37 |  #2

If it was me I would sell the 28-135, buy a Canon 17-55 and a 70-200 F4 IS. The Canon 15-85 is another option if you did not want the constant F2.8 of the 17-55. You would have a good combo then that covered quite a range.


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May 29, 2012 16:02 |  #3
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L.J.G. wrote in post #14501737 (external link)
If it was me I would sell the 28-135, buy a Canon 17-55 and a 70-200 F4 IS. The Canon 15-85 is another option if you did not want the constant F2.8 of the 17-55. You would have a good combo then that covered quite a range.

I would love to, but money is a bit of an issue. Looking for an inexpensive way to do thing for now. Some day in the future I would love to upgrade to better glass, but for now I just need something to replace my 18-28 range. I would just go for a 10-22, but that is also a bit out of my reach for now.


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May 29, 2012 16:05 as a reply to  @ Shutterwolf's post |  #4

Then an EF-S 18-55 IS is your best bet... til you can afford to upgrade.


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May 29, 2012 16:18 |  #5
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1Tanker wrote in post #14501884 (external link)
Then an EF-S 18-55 IS is your best bet... til you can afford to upgrade.

Well that or the 18-135 if i sell my 28-135. Or is the 28 a better lens?


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May 29, 2012 16:23 |  #6

Shutterwolf wrote in post #14501941 (external link)
Well that or the 18-135 if i sell my 28-135. Or is the 28 a better lens?

Yes, you could do that as well.. if you can afford it. The 28-135 has USM AF(a great feature) and better build. It also has zoom-creep, as i'm sure you realize, but if you never mentioned it.. it probably isn't an issue for you. You're looking at close to $500 for a new 18-135.


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May 29, 2012 16:29 |  #7

Shutterwolf wrote in post #14501941 (external link)
Well that or the 18-135 if i sell my 28-135. Or is the 28 a better lens?

the 28-135 is significantly worse in resolution or "sharpness"

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The 18-55IS and 55-250IS is the best in the "value/performance" combination, look at used in the buy/sell section




  
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May 29, 2012 16:44 |  #8

Cheapest: Sell your 28-135 ($200) and buy a used 18-135 ($250) net cost around $50 Some great deals possible for $250 or less on virtually new out of kit lenses. My first choice.

Keep the 28-135 and buy a used 18-55 for about $100 (Make sure it is the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II version)

More expensive:
Buy new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II for about $200
Buy an 18-200 Used seem to be around $400 Sell 28-135 and net cost would be around $200

Start a good savings program for the more expensive lenses you mentioned. Stick to it! Save $20 per week and you will have over $1000 in one year. That means segregated funds, not saving in your mind or hoping your checking account will grow. One $20 bill per week in a box works.


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May 29, 2012 16:57 |  #9

How about the non-IS version of the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8? It should fit within your budget, especially if you sell the 28-135mm. If you also need more reach, then add a EFS 55-250mm telephoto with the funds from the sale of the 28-135mm.


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May 29, 2012 17:20 |  #10

Craign wrote in post #14502058 (external link)
Cheapest: Sell your 28-135 ($200) and buy a used 18-135 ($250) net cost around $50 Some great deals possible for $250 or less on virtually new out of kit lenses. My first choice.

Keep the 28-135 and buy a used 18-55 for about $100 (Make sure it is the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II version)

More expensive:
Buy new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II for about $200
Buy an 18-200 Used seem to be around $400 Sell 28-135 and net cost would be around $200

Start a good savings program for the more expensive lenses you mentioned. Stick to it! Save $20 per week and you will have over $1000 in one year. That means segregated funds, not saving in your mind or hoping your checking account will grow. One $20 bill per week in a box works.

There's virtually no difference between the Mk 1 and Mk II of this lens.. just that the Mk II is slightly newer. A good deal on a Mk 1 will be fine as well.


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May 29, 2012 19:01 |  #11

Scott M wrote in post #14502126 (external link)
How about the non-IS version of the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8? It should fit within your budget, especially if you sell the 28-135mm. If you also need more reach, then add a EFS 55-250mm telephoto with the funds from the sale of the 28-135mm.

great suggestion, great lens, and it's cheap.




  
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May 29, 2012 19:13 |  #12

what is your budget exactly? you could look at a sigma 10-20mm to cover the wider end...


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May 29, 2012 19:18 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #13

What exactly are you shooting?
What style of shooting do you do?

It would help to know.


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May 29, 2012 19:46 |  #14

How much can you spend? What about keeping your 28-135 and adding a used Sigma 10-20mto fill the void and give you even more?


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DreDaze wrote in post #14502688 (external link)
what is your budget exactly? you could look at a sigma 10-20mm to cover the wider end...

duane0524 wrote in post #14502830 (external link)
How much can you spend? What about keeping your 28-135 and adding a used Sigma 10-20mto fill the void and give you even more?

pbelarge wrote in post #14502707 (external link)
What exactly are you shooting?
What style of shooting do you do?

It would help to know.

I do nature and dog photography mostly. Also random fun stuff here and there. Always looking to expand my ability, tho I'm not really interested in human photography. I have never been very creative or good at it. Dogs are my strong point, and other animals I'm descent with. I really like having a close range lens, and a wide angle would be lots of fun.

How much is the Sigma 10-22 and how does it compare to the Canon? The 1 sigma lens I have tried at a camera shop was slow and noisy for focusing. Forget what it was though.


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