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Should I sell my 18-55IS??

 
shaolinmonk
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Feb 15, 2009 19:39 |  #1

Hey guys,

I'm getting a canon 10-22mm and already have a 50mm and a 18-55IS.. i'm thinking of selling the 18-55IS and getting something else...

what do you guys think?

28-135

or 55-250

or something else??




  
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Feb 15, 2009 19:51 |  #2

what do you find lacking about the 18-55IS?...i wouldn't sell it to get a 55-250IS instead, i would maybe couple it with a 55-250 though


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Feb 15, 2009 19:58 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #3

I don't know what you usually shoot or body.
The 18-55 IS is a very nice all around lens, plus I don't think you'll get a lot out of it by selling it.
How ever, if and when you sell your camera for upgrading etc, you can throw the lens making the body more desirable for a buyer.
I wouldn't sell it, I'd keep it regardless of what you decide to get.
Just a thought


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Feb 15, 2009 19:59 as a reply to  @ borism's post |  #4

It is lightweight, sharp lens, why sell it since you can't get much anyhow.




  
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Feb 15, 2009 20:08 as a reply to  @ borism's post |  #5

55-250IS :D


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Feb 15, 2009 20:17 |  #6

Stop rummaging around the bottom end of lenses, consolidate these things into a better quality lens like a 17-55 IS


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Feb 15, 2009 20:26 |  #7

Keep it for the WA at least...


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Feb 16, 2009 00:11 |  #8

consider the 17-85 if ur on a budget.


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Feb 16, 2009 00:30 |  #9

22-50 is a big range that pretty much covers all my indoor shooting.

Problem is you are going to get like $100 for the 18-55 IS, so that really isn't enough to buy anything better. And for $100 it is a hell of a lens.


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Feb 16, 2009 00:38 |  #10

you should just save up for 24-105L :-D




  
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Feb 16, 2009 01:29 |  #11

i sold mine for $135 after buying a sigma 18-50 for 300


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Feb 16, 2009 05:33 |  #12

Keep it or sell to help finance a 24-105L.




  
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Feb 16, 2009 07:16 |  #13

wh1te0nr1ce wrote in post #7334090 (external link)
consider the 17-85 if ur on a budget.

that would be a downgrade imho




  
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Feb 16, 2009 07:17 as a reply to  @ xarqi's post |  #14

initially i was thinking of trying to find a tamron 17-50 or 28-75..but having just spend money on the 10-22 i don't have the extra cash... most of you guys say hold on to the 18-55.. i probably might do that since i can't afford i really want...




  
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Feb 16, 2009 10:46 |  #15

wh1te0nr1ce wrote in post #7334090 (external link)
consider the 17-85 if ur on a budget.

The 17-85's reputation is less than spectacular... I'd go with a Tamron 28-75, since you already have a 10-20 for UWA. you can probably find one on here for about $275 and sell the 18-55 for about $120-135. So, you're looking at $150-165 to upgrade.

You could get a Sigma 10-20 instead of the Canon. That would probably save you enough to upgrade your walkaround lens.


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