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Old Nov 1, 2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am considering getting a canon Xsi/T1i DSLR, but I would want to get it with a good lens. I wouldn't need a huge zoom range (7-18 to 50-100 would probably be alright) but I would like it to be very sharp, image stabalized and affordable. Does canon have such a lens?

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Old Nov 1, 2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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(7-18 to 50-100 would probably be alright) but I would like it to be very sharp, image stabalized and affordable. Does canon have such a lens?
Yes, it's the kit lens. It really is the best lens for the $$. There are sharper lenses out there like the Tamron 28-75 ($410) and some others but they're just not wide enough IMO and it doesn't have IS. And then there are lenses like the Canon ef-s 17-55 f2.8 for $1100.
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Have you looked at the 18-55 kit lens?
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i will 3rd this notion. start off with the kit. its pretty damn good.

if you find yourself needing some telephoto capabilities, purchase one at a later date.
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Excellent... and surprising. Is the kit lens the same for the two cameras? Also, one of you recommended the Sigma 17-70 to me on a different thread (though not for Canon). How would you say that compares to the canon kit, iq wise?

PS, apologize for not putting this in the Canon lenses section.
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Yes, the Canon XSi and T1i both come with the same 18-55 IS lens.

And, yes, at least one of us recommended the Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5. It is better than the Canon kit lens, and it's faster, but it's not stabilized.
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if you are looking for a all in one lens for a canon look at the tamron 18-270 f3.5-6.3 VC, it has image stab, but it is 530 buck.
or the sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3 os at about 430.

Both have IS
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Sigma is coming out with a stabilized version of the 17-70mm F2.8-4.0 lens.

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...64&navigator=6
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The superzoom lenses all suffer from the same shortcomings. They've got a lot of chromatic aberration at the long end, a lot of distortion at the wide end, and are soft throughout their zoom ranges. There are some that are better than others, but none of them are as good as two less expensive lenses with less ambitious zoom rnages.
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If you are willing to have a lens that is not so wide angle and not zoom out that much. The ef 28-135mm IS is pretty good and fast lens. Mine is very sharp.
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