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Old May 10, 2010, 7:27 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by jj4osu View Post
50D is 15mp as well isn't it?
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So the 70-30 for $1500 + adding the 18-55 for +150 or so is probably the best option here?? despite the rebates with the other packages with the 50d making the other lenses cheaper here than with the t1i? And thats IF I can find a seperate 18-55...don't think I can here, probably have to order it, as all the 18-55's they had were gone in kits for the ti1, t2i, xs, etc.
I think that, if you're going to spend more to get something other than the 18-55, it should be better, not just longer. The 28-135 falls into that category, though you might miss the wide end. None of the other lenses you mentioned are both better and longer. The 15-85 is.

Of the deals you listed, the one I like best is the 50D/70-300 IS USM/28-135 IS USM for $1,700. But even though I'm a medium telephoto kinda guy, I'd still be worried about not having anything that went wider.
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Old May 10, 2010, 7:48 AM   #32
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The 17-55 is brighter. The 28-135 and the 15-85 are longer reach. Both the 15-85, 17-55 and 28-135 are also faster in the AF as they are USM lenses.

18-135 and the 18-200 all you are getting is a longer lens, no other gains.
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Old May 20, 2010, 12:45 AM   #33
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The Canon EF-S 15-85 gets very good reviews for image quality. This should be a nice walkaround lens. The wide end of 15mm will allow you landscape shots or group shots even in tight places. Take a look at the review on www.lenstip.com

Add the 70-300 for your outdoor sports and you should be well set.
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