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i'm tired of 18-55.... what to get?

 
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Dec 26, 2012 16:47 |  #1

Using 60D
with 18-55 for wide angle
50mm 1.8 for portraits and low light
55-250 for telephoto needs
Now the thing is, As compered to 55-250 and 50mm
18-55 totally sux
i can clearly see the quality difference..
55-250 and 50mm1.8 produce almost similar results.. these are sharp lens..
Now i started hating 18-55 kit lens.
think i'm gonna throw this away. but i dont have anything for my wide angle needs.
what do you guys think wud be the best option?
SHall i go for a 18-135?
or shall i consider any other wide angle ?


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Dec 26, 2012 16:52 |  #2

15-85mm would be a good option as well as a 17-5x f2.8 (canon, sigma or tamron) are all good.


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Dec 26, 2012 16:55 |  #3

I get the impression that you don't want seriously wide angle, but rather a higher quality replacement for your kit lens. This being so, the check out the Canon EF-S 15-85 F3.5-5.6. Excellent build quality and IQ almost on a par with some L glass. A superb walk around lens.




  
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Dec 26, 2012 16:56 |  #4

RHChan84 wrote in post #15410005 (external link)
15-85mm would be a good option as well as a 17-5x f2.8 (canon, sigma or tamron) are all good.

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Dec 26, 2012 17:06 |  #5

Have you got the 18-55 IS II? That one should be on par with the 55-250 (with wich you seem to be content).
If you have a previous generation, than an upgrade to the latest one might allready do the trick.
If allready on the latest, I rest my case and also would advise you to consider either the 15-85 or one of the 17-5x's / F2.8 of either canon sigma or tamron.




  
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Dec 26, 2012 17:25 |  #6

L.J.G. wrote in post #15410020 (external link)
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Reach or speed...


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Dec 26, 2012 17:46 |  #7

The 15-85 is a great lens it lives almost permnanently on my 7D, however I wouldn't disparage the kit lens, I took my best shot this year with an original non IS 18-55 kit lens on a 350D.

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Dec 26, 2012 17:47 as a reply to  @ markeb's post |  #8

I have the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 and I absolutely love it. The IQ will blow your doors off. It's my walking around lens. -rick


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Dec 26, 2012 17:47 |  #9

I just ditched my 18-55 kit for the 15-85 and there is no comparison, the 15-85 is better in every way. I packed the 18-55 away in the box it came in.


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Dec 26, 2012 18:13 |  #10

Is that an 18-55 IS kit lens? Usually they are pretty good and should compare well to the 55-250.

I went with the Tamron 17-50 non-VC when my old 18-55 died. It stays on the camera most of the time. The 15-85 is a popular choice if you don't need the 2.8 aperture and like the extra range.




  
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Dec 26, 2012 18:18 |  #11

kozal01 wrote in post #15410209 (external link)
I just ditched my 18-55 kit for the 15-85 and there is no comparison, the 15-85 is better in every way. I packed the 18-55 away in the box it came in.

I DID THE SAME THING,then I upgraded to the 24-105L and its an even better upgrade than the 15-85. I do miss the lower end wide angle at times, but the times are few enough.
I now have the 70-200 2.8 ii and it gets a lot of use.
My only other lens I need to complete my arsenal is the 10-22, and thats after I pay off Xmas.




  
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Dec 26, 2012 18:19 |  #12

The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 is an amazing lens. Get. It. Now. (If you can.)


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Dec 26, 2012 19:07 |  #13

on crop i wouldnt look past the 17-55f2.8


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Dec 26, 2012 19:39 |  #14

+1 to f2.8 zooms (17-5x mm). Both Tamron (slower AF and no IS, but otherwise a very decent lens) and Sigma (great IQ + IS; comparable to Canon) are much cheaper than the Canon's 17-55mm, and are currently on sale (424$ and 619$ at B&H, respectively; the Canon is 1179$)


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Dec 26, 2012 20:17 |  #15

Look no further than 17-55 f/2.8 or the 15-85. You can't go wrong with either.


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