TaDa wrote in post #6635674
I have to say that you must have the best built 18-55 in existence. The 17-55 is no L build, but it's pretty substantial.
I donno, from what i last remember the 18-55 IS build isnt that bad. but that it was ages ago. lol
rebelml wrote in post #6635925
congrats. it's a great lens. the noise from the IS may be a bother, but once you see your steady shots at shutter speed 1/10 sec or less, it'll all be worth it. =)
the other thing you may want to consider is to get a nice UV filter for the lens. I know there's a big debate regarding this. However, prior to placing a UV filter on my lens I did have some dust problems. The internal dust was cleaned out by Canon, and since then, I've always had a B+W UV filter on, and no dust at all. Not sure how the UV keeps out dust, but in my experience, it has. Don't know what others here think. Just my two cents.
I agree the IS is worth the extra money tho, and i got the B+W UV MRC something etc lol with haze stuff ahahah i hate filters
MinhThien wrote in post #6636105
Congrats on your new lens! Now you need to sell your 17-40, 28-75 cause the 17-55 will cover those and get a 70-200!
naw, i can't sell my 28-75 i acutally really like that lens for some odd reason small light and not too expensive and it takes really good pictures, plus i find the rang pretty good too.
p.s please don't add that thought to my head i'm not rich but i will surely get it if i really want it. lol
James P wrote in post #6636709
You won't regret buying this lens. It will help you produce some excellent images. Congrats on your purchase.
don't worry the first IS 2.8 fresh clean shot i took made letting go $870 down the drain just that easy....
btw thank guys on the comment