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Old Aug 2, 2007, 11:40 AM   #11
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I bought the 28-135 when I first bought my XTi a few months ago. I was happy with the results I was getting (though I was just beginning, it was my first SLR) but I also found that 46mm equivalent wasn't wide enough for me. Since I also bought a long zoom with this lens and the body (Canon 70-300mm IS USM) I replaced the 28-135 with with a shorter zoom -the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8. I've beenvery happy with that lens and so far I've found thopse two tobe a good combination.

If you want a single lens solution, I also just got the new Sigma 18-200mm OS a few weeks ago to use on vacations and other outings where I prefer to take or can only take a smallcamera bag. I took a few hundred shots on a trip to Quebec right after I got it and based on that first use I like it. I think it serves that role well.
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Old Aug 3, 2007, 3:03 PM   #12
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My 30d came with this lens its seems like its a nice lens.
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Old Aug 4, 2007, 11:18 AM   #13
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Depending on your landscape needs, 28mm may be not wide enough on a 1.6x crop camera like your XTi. You could probably keep your 18-55mm kit lens around for that (assuming you're not selling the kit lens to get the new lens).


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Old Aug 4, 2007, 11:48 AM   #14
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thanks for all your advice, suggestions and experiences guys..

it seems like a mixed reaction with this lens but still might be a good choice.

i think i'll consider what you all have said and maybe compare whether it's really worth it to the retail price here. (hope to get a lens during the next sale coming up at my camera dealer..huhu...)
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Old Aug 5, 2007, 12:24 PM   #15
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What I figured I would do when I was looking is get the 28- 135 kit and then go with a 50mm f/1.8 lens next.
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 2:24 PM   #16
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I chose the 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM II over the 28-135 for two reasons, it's is lighter and significantly less expensive. While there have been a few times when it wasn't wide enough (usually indoors), it is on my 30D about 85-90% of the time.

I also have the 18-55 kit lens that came with the 30D and use that when I want to go wider. At some point I'll probably get a nice 17-?? lens, but it's not a priority right now.

BTW, I've gotten some great shots with the 28-105.
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