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Re: Advice on replacement/upgrade for my kit 18-55 Ef-s kit lens
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2013, 09:05:05 PM »
The 18-55 you have is quite good. But the 15-85 is noticeably a step up, and the difference between 15 and 18mm is tremendous. So if you want a wider angle, that might be the lens for you.

But instead of replacing your lens in the standard zoom range, you might opt to spend some time learning a bit more about software for editing colors, sharpness, using masks, and merging/stitching images together.

What you really need is a tele: 55-250 :)

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Re: Advice on replacement/upgrade for my kit 18-55 Ef-s kit lens
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2013, 09:05:05 PM »

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Re: Advice on replacement/upgrade for my kit 18-55 Ef-s kit lens
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2013, 04:36:03 PM »
The tamron 17-50s are good options for the money. They aren't as good as the canon alternative but they cost considerably less which means you can afford other nice lenses. If you want the best for a canon crop body the 17-55 is undoubtedly that but will cost like an L lens.

I'm very happy with a 24-105 on my crop body but then I personally find the tele end lacking much more than the wide end and 24 is wide enough for me, if it isn't I can usually stitch.

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Re: Advice on replacement/upgrade for my kit 18-55 Ef-s kit lens
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2013, 09:40:05 PM »
If you like to shoot wide a lot I would suggest one of these two lenses.

Tamron 17-50 f2.8 for an EF-s solution at about $500US new or $350US used.

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Canon 17-40 L f4 for an EF solution at about $700US new or $600US used.



If you are not shooting wide(ie 17-28mm) Then I would suggest one of these two lenses.

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 for an EF solution at about $500US new or $350US used.

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Canon 24-105mm f4 L IS for about $800 used(never pay retail for this lens, buy it from someone splitting up a kit)


All of the above have very nice IQ. The two L lenses are two of the most affordable L's and do have much better build quality then the Tamrons.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 09:43:08 PM by rizenphoenix »
6D, 550D, EOS 3, 24-105L, 50 1.8 mk I, Tamron 70-200 & a bunch of strobist stuff.

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Re: Advice on replacement/upgrade for my kit 18-55 Ef-s kit lens
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2013, 09:40:05 PM »