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Old Feb 27, 2011, 5:23 AM   #11
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Blimey, I would never trade the 18-55 for the 28-135.

Are you sure you want that focal length range?
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 10:29 AM   #12
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PS use the dof preview button on your camera. That will close down the aperture blade when mounted on the camera, and you can get a good look at the blades to make sure there is no oil or grease on them or if they are sticking. You can also hold down the dof button, and turn off the camera. Then you can get a close inspection of the back side of the aperture blades when you unmount the lens, as the aperture will remain stop down until you remount and turn on the camera again.
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Blimey, I would never trade the 18-55 for the 28-135.

Are you sure you want that focal length range?
Still debating Peratetic.
Reading lots of reviews on both 18-55mm and the 28-135mm.
Found that a better upgrade would be the same 18-55mm range but with wider aperture such as 17-50mm f2.8 but a lot more money and does not serve walkaround focal range.
Lets see what I decide after reading even more articles. Debate going inside mind...
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 10:34 AM   #13
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Also consider something like the 17-85 or 15-85.

17-85 * 1.6 = 27-136 -> not a coincidence, it is the equivalent FL range for crop camera. The 28-135 pre-dates digital APS-C cameras.

The new 15-85 is a VERY nice lens.
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I guess I am just not normal (My wife tells me this all the time!), but the the 18-55 was just not a lens that I liked. I never go that wide and normally go longer that 55. It was a lens that I kept in the bag if I had space, but never used. I tried it for several weeks until I found the 28-135, then it went in a drawer. I would like 24, but 18 is just too wide for me. To each thier own . steven
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Hey, whatever fits!

Nothing to say you can't use a 200-400 as a walkaround if it suits you.
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Hey, whatever fits!

Nothing to say you can't use a 200-400 as a walkaround if it suits you.
Other than needing to be built like an olympic wieght lifter!
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Other than needing to be built like an olympic wieght lifter!
He he...
Reminds me holding my friend's D90 with 18-105mm lens.
That was heavy after couple of minutes.
T2i feels so light and easy.
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