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Old May 5, 2004, 9:24 PM   #1
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I have looked at the digital rebel,10D and nikon d70. The camera that I like the best is the 10d. As everyone knows this is the most expensive so that leaves me only enough money to buy one of the following lenses or something in the same price range. Please do not suggest that i buy a non zoom lens or save for a $1000+ l lens. The lenses that I can afford are the Canon EF 24-85MM USM LENS $289.
the Canon EF 28-135 F3.5-5.6 USM IMAGE STABILIZER lens $398. and the Tamron SP AF28-75MM F/2.8 MACRO XR Di LD-IF F/ CANON EOS $309. If anyone is fimilar with the quality (or lack of)of these lenses or any reasons why I would choose one over the others please let me know.
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Old May 6, 2004, 7:48 AM   #2
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I have the new EF 28-135mm IS, in box with front and rear lens cap, manual instructions, for $315, if you interest, email me...
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Old May 6, 2004, 12:32 PM   #3
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Try this link, there's been several on the Tamron 28-300 , with which I've had very satisfying results. May still be available at B&H for $349 with a $40 rebate.



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Old May 9, 2004, 2:19 AM   #4
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Hi, when I bought my 10d, I tried it out in the shop with the 24-85, but wasnt impressed with the quality or results. I put the 28-135 on and bought it there and then. It feels solid and IS is a sweet bit of technology! I use this lens 70% of the time, perfect as a walk around....buy it!!!!
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Old May 9, 2004, 10:02 AM   #5
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Buy the 28-135 IS - no question about it. I use it 90% of the time on my 300D. If I am using my EOS-3, & don't have the 20-35 on it, then the 28-135 is on it.

You get a Great range & with IS turned on, you can get some really sharp images without using a tripod. Add a tripod & turn the IS 'on' & it is even better!

When you get some extra cash later look at the 50mm 1.8 lens for $69.00 it is a Very good lens for the money. IF you buy the 300D instead of the 10D then you can take that extra money & buy a 2nd lens.

To Freefly: Thanks for that tip on the 24-85 Canon. I have been thinking of adding it later - tried out the Sigma 24-70 2.8 & that Grinding noise bothers me. I may opt for the Tamron 28-75 2.8 Di, but I would prefer it to be a 24-85 2.8!
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Old May 10, 2004, 9:22 AM   #6
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If I were only able to buy one lens it would be the 28-135 with IS. I have the kit lens that came with my Digital Rebel, the 75-300, and the 28-135. The 28-135 is the lens that I would not trade.
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I have the Tamron 28-75 Di and can tell you that it is an excellent lens. The advantage of that lens over the others you mention is the constant aperture of 2.8 available throughout the range. This is my walkaround lens.
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Old May 11, 2004, 10:45 PM   #8
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Canon IS 28-135... It has pleased me by a bit. Both the 28-135 and the 75-300mm IS lenses I have been very happy with. Don't dare to touch L glass yet, cause then I would have to get a pair like this pair... and that would be expensive for me :sad:
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Old May 18, 2004, 6:15 PM   #9
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Buy the digital rebel and put the extra $$$ you save into a good L lens.
Remember, 3 years from now our 6MP cameras will be antiques, but our lenses will still able to be used on our new '20MP camera.'

Look on ebay and you'll see how well L lenses hold their value.

Try these sites

http://www.photozone.de/2Equipment/easytxt.htm#Ztelel

http://www.photographyreview.com/Len...C_3787crx.aspx
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Old May 18, 2004, 9:43 PM   #10
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Thank you everyone for your advice. I visited a few camera stores and tried the 10D(and the rebel) with several of the recommended lenses. I also realized that I shoot alot more wide then telephoto shots. I finally bought the 10D with the canon 17-40mm F4 l USM lens. I couldn't resist the quality I got with this combination. I got the lens and camera from an online store buydig.com that I had used in the past. I got the camera for 1285.00 and the lens for 619.00 after a 40.00 rebate from Canon.
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