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18 55 vs 28 135 kit lens

 
Aweitzel
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Oct 16, 2010 06:06 |  #1

I hate this questions, but I'm forced to ask.
I'm going on vacation, valley of fire, hoover dam and so on.
I own the 28 but want wider, renting is not an option. I can get my hands on the 1I,
But I've never liked what I've seen from it. Plus I don't have any filters for that wide of a lens.
I plan on taking a lot of landscapes, panos. And also printing large and selling the images.
I've never failed with my 28, and what I've seen from the 18 even on my 40d not the
Xt it on, came out what seemed a lot less contrasry and the colors seemed muted.
Should I stick with my 28 and lose a few mms wide and know ill be happy?
Or take the chance on the 18?
Also any pp tips are welcome from anyone that's used the 18 kit is welcome.
I'm asking this on my phone at work, ill go into more detail when I wake up.


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Oct 16, 2010 06:11 |  #2

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …&FLI=0&API=0&Le​nsComp=455 (external link)


compare yourself


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Oct 16, 2010 07:38 |  #3

right but that's comparing them on different cameras and focal lengths, try

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=2​&APIComp=0 (external link)

or
www.photozone.de (external link)

but of course these comparisons don't show color!




  
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Oct 16, 2010 09:34 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #4

I can only speak about the 18-55 lens as it's the only one I own, but can say that I have been very happy with it, for what it is. I have printed out several test shot proofs, and the colors are vivid and accurate. Of course my only "gripe" with it which really isn't one, is that at 55mm, you cannot get close up.I have lost many photo ops because of this and while having a wide angle is nice, it would be even nice to have that extra zoom power which is why that is my next "to get" lens. I personally would get the longer focal length lens as it seems more versatile while traveling unless you only plan on wide angle landscape and that is it. As I said, you are really limited on zoom function with the 18-55. Hope this helps. BTW, I use a t1i.


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Oct 16, 2010 10:04 |  #5

I've been to Valley of Fire and Hoover Dam many times. You really want wide as possible. I always bring my Tokina 12-24. About 50% of my shots are in the 12-20mm range. If you want to get the entire Hoover dam in frame, you'll need at least the 18mm. You'll also want to get the entire new bridge in frame. I will be going there in Jan.


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Oct 16, 2010 10:09 |  #6

Aweitzel wrote in post #11107225 (external link)
I own the 28 but want wider, renting is not an option. I can get my hands on the 1I,
But I've never liked what I've seen from it. Plus I don't have any filters for that wide of a lens.
I plan on taking a lot of landscapes, panos. And also printing large and selling the images.


If you already sold some pictures with your current lens setup it shouldn’t be a problem for you to sell pictures from 18-55. I never sold any, but some people are using my landscape pictures taken with 18-55.
You could get 18-55 almost new for 100USD and sell it after vacation for 80USD.

If you need something extra wide, shot two or three pictures in vertical and stitch them together with panoramic software.

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One note - 18-55 is useless without polarizer for landscapes, sky and water. Get one if you are going to get 18-55.

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Oct 16, 2010 15:25 |  #7

Hmm, I'm facing a similar problem, except I own the 18-55 lens (along with a 70-300).

I was wondering if I should drop about 200 bucks on a 28-135 f3.5.6 IS USM. I really don't like how there's this huge gap between my two lenses. It creates a hassle for me to switch back and forth between lens. I rarely shoot at 18mm (unless it was some group shot, but that's once in a while). Should I get the 28-135 and sell the 18-55 or jus get the 28-135 and keep the 18-55?


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Oct 16, 2010 15:56 |  #8

I have the 28-135 lens and find it doesn't go wide enough for many of my shots. I always carry my Tokina 12-24 for emergencies. I just ordered a Sigma 17-70 OS to replace the 28-135.


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