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Old Feb 11, 2011, 6:27 PM   #1
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Unfortunately I dropped my new Canon t2i and while the camera seems fine, I damaged the kit lens attached at the time. Since I am going to replace I was wondering if anyone could suggest one that has more wide capability. Or should I simply get a new 18-55.

I already have the canon 55-250.

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  1. Is there anything that you wanted to do that the 18-55 couldn't?
  2. How much have you got to spend?
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 11:56 AM   #3
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I was hoping to get a a little more wide angle effect. I dont want to spend more than 400-500.
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There's the Sigma 17-70mmm f/2.8-4.0 OS. It's a little bit wider, a little bit faster, and a little bit longer, and it's stabilized, but it's not as good.

The Tamron 17-50/2.8 is a good choice. It's better than the Sigma or the Canon 18-55, but it's not stabilized, and the stabilized version isn't as good.

The Canon 17-85 IS has a broader range, but it's not as good.

The perfect solution would be the Canon 15-85 IS, except that it puts you way over budget.

I think you might be better off buying anouther 18-55 kit lens and adding a wide zoom like the Sigma 10-20 or the Tokina 12-24.
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15-85 would be the way to go over the kit lens. But it is more expensive.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I can spring for the Canon 15-85 IS since that seems to be the consensus choice given my requirements. BTW I bought the camera for a trip to Hawaii and while I am obviously a novice and have a bunch to learn, I thought it took some great photos.
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It is a excellent little camera. The kit lens is actually not a poor lens. Just not that fast in focus. But optically it is pretty good. So with the canon jpeg engine larger sensor, and pretty sharp lens. It will produce excellent photos.
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